among judges, magistrates and tribunal members in England and Wales has grown
at its sharpest rate ever, the latest official figures show.
appointment of individuals from minority ethnic groups to judicial office,
including lay appointments, has increased from 7.8 to 8.9 in the last 12
is more than double the figure in 1999/2000, when ethnic minority appointments
accounted for just 4.2 per cent.
fifth Judicial Appointments Annual Report for 2002/03 also shows that a total
of 697 appointments were made from 3,449 applications across 38 selection