Judicial Appointments Commission - Religion Faiths

G.Jessel made this Freedom of Information request to Judicial Appointments Commission

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Dear Judicial Appointments Commission,

Judicial Appointments Commission - Religion Faiths

Can you please tell me whether your department gathers information regarding the religious beliefs or faiths of your applicants ?

If the answer is yes please provide a break down of those religious beliefs or faiths or none and those of the board members.

Yours faithfully,

G.Jessel

Dear Mr Jessel,

Thank you for your email of 16 April 2016 containing your Freedom of Information request.

Unfortunately, we do not hold the information requested as the JAC does not gather information regarding the religious beliefs or faiths of candidates. Also, with regards to the religious beliefs or faiths of board members, please note that JAC board members are not appointed by the JAC but by the Ministry of Justice. The Data Access and Compliance Unit of the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) may be able to assist. Please contact them via email: [email address]

Kind regards,

Mrs Adefunke Oloniyo
Complaints Manager| Judicial Appointments Commission | 1st Floor, Zone A, 102 Petty France, London, SW1H 9AJ | Tel 020 3334 6404

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Thomson, Ian (JAC),

Dear Mr Jessel

 

Morning. I am writing further to my colleague Adefunke Oloniyo’s e-mail of
26 April, which she indicated that the JAC does not ask applicants
regarding their religious beliefs. In her reply she indicated that we do
not gather the information. While this in some sense is correct in that we
do not collate the information and/or publish the details, I should
explain that on our Diversity statement we do ask candidates to declare
their religion or belief, if they wish to do so. In doing so we give them
the choice of the following for the following question:

 

What religion, religious denomination, or body, if any, do you belong to?

 

Buddhist

Church of England

Hindu

Jewish

Muslim

None

Other Christian

Roman Catholic

Sikh

Other

N/A

I prefer not to answer this question.

 

 

As mentioned though we ask applicants this question, at this time the JAC
does not monitor or publish the outcomes.

 

 

I hope this clarifies the position and apologise for any confusion that
may have occurred.

 

 

Regards

 

Ian Thomson
Assistant Director HR/Business Services/Complaints
Judicial Appointments Commission
1st Floor , 102 Petty France, London, SW1H 9AJ | Tel 020 3334 5899  [mobile number]

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