35. Mr. John M. Taylor
To ask the Minister of State, Lord Chancellor's Department what representations he has received from interested parties with regard to the proposed changes to the qualifications required of a clerk to a magistrates court. 
§ Mr. Hoon
My Department has received a number of representations on this matter. As of 15 January 1999 I have received 120 letters from MPs and 107 letters from members of the public. The Department also received 114 responses to the Consultation paper. These included representations from all seven of the representative bodies within the Magistrates' Courts Service.