HC Deb 31 March 1995 vol 257 c835W
Mr. Redmond

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, pursuant to his answer of 24 February,Official Report, column 346, if he will take steps to bring the political balance among magistrates in Doncaster into line with the national political opinion. [16248]

Mr. John. M. Taylor

It is the wish of the Lord Chancellor that each lay bench should broadly reflect the community it serves. To that end, the Lord Chancellor has already asked his advisory committee for Doncaster to take appropriate steps to improve the political balance of the bench and that is being done. The Lord Chancellor would be grateful for any encouragement to this aim that the hon. Member can give locally.