Ministry of Justice
102 Petty France
11 July 2018
Dear Mr Steel
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request –
Thank you for your request dated 2 July 2018 in which you asked for the following
information from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ): Can you please provide me with the number of judicial post that were open for
recruitment in 2016-17. I am only interested in
1. Supreme Court,
2. Court of Appeal,
3. High Court,
4. Circuit Judges,
5. District Judges (Civil),
6. District Judges (Mags),
7. Deputy District Judges (Civil),
8. Deputy District Judges (Mags).
Please do not include Tribunals.
Your request has been handled under the FOIA. Please note I have numbered your
questions for ease.
The MoJ does not hold any information in the scope of your request. This is because we are
not the appropriate authority to contact on this subject.
You may wish to contact the Judicial Appointments Commissions as they may hold some of
the information you requested for questions 2 to 8. Their contact details are:
Freedom of Information Office
Judicial Appointments Commission
70 Petty France
You may wish to contact the Supreme Court as they may hold some of the information you
requested for question 1. Their contact details are:
Freedom of Information
The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
The FOIA does not oblige a public authority to create information to answer a request if the
requested information is not held. The duty is to only provide the recorded information held.
If you are not satisfied with this response you have the right to request an internal review by
responding in writing to one of the addresses below within two months of the date of this
Disclosure Team, Ministry of Justice, 10.38, 102 Petty France, London, SW1H 9AJ
You do have the right to ask the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to investigate any
aspect of your complaint. However, please note that the ICO is likely to expect internal
complaints procedures to have been exhausted before beginning their investigation.
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