§ Jean Corston
To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a406W
Core funding Funding allocated (£) 2as 1 150,000 Totnes Family Partnership 58,000 Somerset Family Partnership 50,000 Family Matters York 50,000 The Lesbian and Gay Foundation 48,000 Muslim Women's Helpline 20,000 The Salvation Arm 40,000 Aquila Care Trust 88,000 Project for Advocacy, Counselling and Education 46,000 Basic For Life 34,000 The Cogwheel Trust 4,000 Poole Community Family Trust 50,000 CFP Guildford 40,000 Bristol Community Family Trust 50,000 Total 4,139,000
statement on the success of the scheme run in conjunction with Operation Black Vote and piloted in Bristol, East which enables members of the ethnic minority community to spend time shadowing magistrates on the Bristol and Northavon circuit. 
§ Mr. Wills
Bristol is one of seven areas piloting the magistrates shadowing scheme that my Department is running in conjunction with Operation Black Vote. The other areas are Birmingham, Bradford, Cardiff, Inner London, Middlesex and Oldham. It is a little too soon for me to be able to make a general statement on the success of the scheme. A full evaluation of the pilots is due to take place in the summer once all the pilots have been completed. The Lord Chancellor and I have been struck by the enthusiasm of the participants in Bristol and other pilot areas. I hope that participants will go out into their communities and explain and promote the role of magistrates, and so encourage more people from ethnic communities to put themselves forward for appointment.