§ Mrs. Gillan
To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department how many(a) staff and (b) legal advisers have left the Thames Valley magistrates court service since 1 January 2001; how many trials have been cancelled since 1 January 2001 in the Thames Valley magistrates court area, how many vacancies there are in the Thames Valley magistrates court service; and if she will list them and the salaries offered. 
§ Yvette Cooper
I have been advised by Thames Valley Magistrates Courts Committee (MCC) that 52 staff members have left service since January 2001, of which 11 were legal advisers. There are currently 27.4 vacancies within the area, 7.4 of which are for legal advisers. Salaries for legal advisers are advertised at £25,518 to £32,001 (depending upon experience); deputy justices'1082W clerks are advertised at £39,072 to £43,293; and admin/payments staff vacancies are advertised at £10,974 to £14,433.
I am advised by Thames Valley MCC that no trials have been cancelled since 1 January 2001.