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A Sub-Committee of the General
Purposes Committee of Aldermen, formally established on
9th February 2016.
The Sub-Committee’s terms
of reference are:
(a) To maintain a regular channel of communication
with the magistrates operating within the City Courthouse at 1
Queen Victoria Street and make recommendations to the General
Purposes Committee of Aldermen in respect of the City
Corporation’s obligations with regard
to the magistracy’s on-going use of the
(b) to liaise with the Central London Bench in
relation to the Magistrates dinner at Mansion House;
(c) to maintain a regular channel of communication
with the magistrates of the Central London Bench;
(d) to make recommendations to the General Purposes
Committee of Aldermen in respect of any Livery or Royal Charter
(e) to make recommendations to the General Purposes
Committee of Aldermen in respect of any other such matters that
relate to the judicial functions of the Court of Aldermen; and
(f) to report annually to the General Purposes
Committee of Aldermen about those matters that have been considered
by the Sub-Committee over the preceding twelve months.
Composition of the Sub-Committee
(i) limited to between 6
and 8 members of the Court of Aldermen who are magistrates, serving
or on the supplemental list; or where they are appointed as a
Recorder or a Deputy High Court Judge.
Aldermen that are serving magistrates, on the supplemental list or
appointed as a Recorder or Deputy High Court Judge are eligible to
serve on the Sub-Committee.
quorum consists of no less than three Aldermen appointed to serve
on the Sub-Committee.
Sub-Committee shall meet on an ad hoc basis at the suggestion of
the City Remembrancer, the Town Clerk or
the Chamberlain, but not less than twice per year. The scheduled meetings shall normally take place
as follows: (i) the first meeting to
take place once the General Purposes Committee has elected its
Chairman for the ensuing year (usually in December); and (ii) the
second meeting to take place in July.
the first meeting of the Sub-Committee each year (usually in
December), the Sub-Committee shall elect a Chairman for the ensuing
year. In his/her absence at meetings, a
member shall be elected for the purposes of chairing the meeting in
the Chairman’s absence.
Court of Aldermen is not covered by the access to information
regime (Part VA of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended by the
Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985) as it is a
separate executive body of the City Corporation and does not
exercise local authority functions. The same arrangements that
apply to the Nominations Committee of the Court of Aldermen apply
to the Magistracy & Livery Sub-Committee.