HC Deb 26 March 1996 vol 274 c541W
Sir Ivan Lawrence

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Deaprtment on how many occasions the Lord Chancellor has used his powers under section 26 of the Judicial Pensions and Retirement Act 1993 to extend a judge's period in office beyond his or her statutory retirement age; and if he will list the names of those judges whose period in office has been extended. [23042]

Mr. Jonathan Evans

The Lord Chancellor has exercised his powers under this section twice, in relation to his honour Judge Paul Baker QC and his honour Judge Robin David QC. The Lord Chancellor has exercised his power to extend the judges' service in the public interest to meet specific requirements for their assistance in the disposal of court business.

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