Judicial Conduct Investigations Office Annual Report 2016–2017:Written statement - HLWS138

Ministry of Justice
Made on: 14 September 2017
Made by: Lord Keen of Elie (The Lords Spokesperson)

Judicial Conduct Investigations Office Annual Report 2016–2017

My right honourable friend the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice (David Lidington) has made the following Written Statement.

"With the concurrence of the Lord Chief Justice, I will today publish the eleventh annual report of the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office (JCIO), formerly known as the Office for Judicial Complaints.

The JCIO supports the Lord Chief Justice and the Lord Chancellor in our joint statutory responsibility for judicial discipline.

The judiciary comprises approximately 26,000 individuals serving across a range of jurisdictions. Over the past year, the JCIO received 2,126 complaints against judicial office holders and 526 written enquiries. Only 42 investigations resulted in disciplinary action. The JCIO met all of its key performance indicators for processing complaints.

I have placed copies of the report into the libraries of both Houses, the Vote Office and the Printed Paper Office. Copies are also available online at: http://judicialcomplaints.judiciary.gov.uk/publications.htm."

This statement has also been made in the House of Commons: HCWS136

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