§ Lady Olga Maitland
To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what is the purpose of the seminars on ethnic minorities to be undertaken by all judges; how many seminars are taking place; where they are held; on what dates; at what cost in each case; what are the exact topics to be discussed; and if he will name those directing the discussions.
Mr. John M. Taylor
This programme of seminars is arranged by the Judicial Studies Board. Its purpose is to enhance the awareness of judges, recorders and assistant recorders of ethnic minority issues which may assist them. The seminars will be held at locations throughout England and Wales over the next two years; a detailed programme is being prepared. The Lord Chancellor supports this programme and has allocated a sum of over £900,000.