District Judges (Magistrates’ Courts)
Section 24: Deputy District Judges (Magistrates Courts)
75.Subsections (1), (3), (4) and (5) makes similar provision to section 10B of the JPA 1997 (as amended by the AJA 1999). This section provides for the appointment by the Lord Chancellor of Deputy District Judges (Magistrates’ Courts), their qualification requirements, payment of allowances, removal from office, and their treatment as though full-time District Judges (Magistrates’ Courts). Subsection (2) replaces provision in section 69 of the JPA 1997, which provides for the swearing-in of a Deputy District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts) - consequential amendments will require them to be sworn in by a Circuit Judge or High Court Judge.