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Judges: Security

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 52035, tabled on 7 November 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many judges have had publicly-funded security improvements made to their homes for personal safety reasons in the last five years.

Answered on

18 November 2016

Any threats to the judiciary are taken extremely seriously and significant threats are reported to the police. HMCTS and the police work closely together to ensure that effective risk assessments are undertaken if a judge is at significant risk of harm and proportionate steps are taken to mitigate any risk. The level of threat may result in the Police completing a security risk assessment of the judicial office holder’s home, which will result in the provision of security advice and support.