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The Committee has concluded taking evidence in this inquiry and is preparing a report. The Committee is not accepting further unsolicited written submissions: if you wish to draw anything to the attention of the Committee in relation to this inquiry please send an email to [email protected].
The Committee welcomes views on matters to do with the current or future role of the magistracy.
Evidence given by Malcolm Richardson JP, Chair, and Sheena Jowett JP, Deputy Chair, Magistrates' Association; The Rt Hon Lord Justice Fulford, Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales, and Senior District Judge Howard Riddle, Chief Magistrate (at 10.25am); Shailesh Vara MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Courts and Legal Aid, Ministry of Justice (at 11.05am).
Evidence given by Luke Rigg JP, Richard Goold JP, Nicola Silverleaf JP; and Dr Jenifer Harding JP, Christine Holmes JP, Simon Wolfensohn JP
Justice Committee hears from Minister and judiciary on the role of the magistracy