§ Mr. Allason
To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department how many magistrates have resigned since the implementation of the Criminal Justice Act 1991; and of these how many have given as their reason for resigning concern about the effect of that Act.
Mr. John M. Taylor
The number of resignations during 1992, other than on grounds of age, for the Lord Chancellor's area of responsibility was 1,034. No information is collected centrally on how many magistrates gave concern about the effects of the Criminal Justice Act 1991 as a reason for resignation.