§ Mr. Boateng
To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department if he will list all the judicial functions of justices' clerks.
Mr. John M. Taylor
Although justices' clerks are not judges, they do, however, perform certain functions of justices which have been devolved to them by virtue of section 28(1) of the Justices of the Peace Act 1979. These functions are contained in the Justices' Clerks Rules 1970, as amended, the Magistrates' Courts (Attachment of Earnings) Rules 1971, the Family Proceedings Courts (Children Act 1989) Rules 1991, and the Family Proceedings Courts (Matrimonial Proceedings etc.) Rules 1991.