Written statement to Parliament

Judicial Conduct Investigations Office - annual report 2015-2016

Written Ministerial Statement made by The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, Michael Gove.

With the concurrence of the Lord Chief Justice, I will today publish the tenth Annual Report of the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office (JCIO), formerly known a the Office for Judicial Complaints.

The JCIO provides support to the Lord Chief Justice and myself in our joint responsibility for the system of judicial complaints and discipline.

Over the past year the JCIO received 2609 complaints and 662 written enquiries, with 43 complaints resulting in disciplinary action. A first substantive response was provided within 15 working days in 99% of all cases and regular monthly updates given to all parties in 98% of cases.

I have placed copies of the report into the libraries of both Houses, the Vote Office and the Printed Paper Office. Copies of the Report are also available on the Internet at http://judicialconduct.judiciary.gov.uk/reports-publications/