People who are not from the only protected religion – majority group

Peter Injustice made this Freedom of Information request to Judicial Appointments Commission

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Peter Injustice

Dear Judicial Appointments Commission,
People who are not from the only protected religion – majority group

Can you please tell me under FOI how many judges are not from the only protected religious group – who can represent the majority of the English/British people.

Yours faithfully,

Peter Injustice

Thomson, Ian (JAC),

Dear Sir


Thank you for your email of 24^th May 2016 requesting details of how many
Judges are not for the protected religious groups.


Please note that the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) is an
independent public body, the sole purpose of which is to recommend
candidates for judicial appointments.


We do not hold the full information requested.  However since 2009, as a
producer of Official Statistics the JAC publishes the statistics for each
recruitment exercise it undertakes which includes a breakdown of gender,
ethnicity, professional background and age of candidates at the various
stages throughout the process. This is published on the JAC website and
can be accessed via the link below:




Statistics for sexual orientation and religious beliefs are available from
June 2014.


To obtain the full information requested, I would suggest you submit your
request to the Data Access and Compliance Unit of the Ministry of Justice
(MoJ)  via the online form, available through the following link:




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the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), the JAC has an independent
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Yours faithfully

Ian Thomson
Assistant Director HR/Business Services/Complaints
Judicial Appointments Commission
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