Consultation outcome

Mechanisms and governance for overseeing the recruitment and conduct of Justices of the Peace - October 2017

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Advisory committe consultation response

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Advisory committee consultation response Welsh/Cymraeg

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Detail of outcome

The consultation, ‘Mechanisms and governance for overseeing the recruitment and conduct of justices of the peace’ has provided the first opportunity since 2008 to review the structure and operation of advisory committees in light of changes to the way magistrates and their business are managed.

The key benefits that will result from the consultation are:

  • clarification of the responsibilities regarding the recruitment and alleged misconduct of magistrates in England and Wales, to ensure the investigation of alleged misconduct is dealt with objectively, fairly and efficiently and all applicants to the magistracy are subject to a consistent, robust and transparent recruitment process
  • the creation of new structures that better reflect the way magistrates are organised
  • the creation of accessible support teams with knowledgeable staff
  • greater emphasis of the constitutional connection between the magistracy and the Sovereign by strengthening further the link between the magistracy and Lord-Lieutenants

Original consultation

Summary

Proposed changes to the organisation management and functions of Advisory Committees on Justices of the Peace.

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Consultation description

This consultation is aimed primarily at Advisory Committee members, Lord Lieutenants, the judiciary and Justices’ Clerks however we welcome views from any interested party.

Documents

Advisory Committee Consultation

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Advisory Committee Consultation (Welsh)

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Published 12 October 2017
Last updated 29 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. Consultation response added 29 March 2018.
  2. First published.