Justice Committee examines the role of the magistracy

12 February 2019

The Justice Committee holds its second evidence session on the role of the magistracy – follow up.

Purpose of the session

During the first panel, MPs will seek views on the future of the magistracy, to understand how it might be affected by the court reform programme and to gain a broad understanding of the other issues facing the magistracy from the perspective of the senior judiciary.

Later, the Minister will be asked to explain the Government’s policy as it affects the magistracy and to establish what progress, if any, has been made since the previous Committee’s report on the role of the magistracy (2016).


Tuesday 12 February 2019, Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster

At 10am

  • Lady Justice Macur, Senior Presiding Judge
  • Senior District Judge Emma Arbuthnot, Chief Magistrate
  • Lady Justice Thirlwall, Deputy Senior Presiding Judge

At approximately 10.45am

  • Lucy Frazer QC MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Ministry of Justice

Further information

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