Maximum Number of Judges Order 1994

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 1994/3217

1994 No. 3217

HOUSE OF LORDS

SUPREME COURT OF ENGLAND AND WALES

The Maximum Number of Judges Order 1994

Made 14th December 1994

Coming into force 15th December 1994

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 14th day of December 1994

Present,

The Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty in Council

Whereas a draft of the following Order was laid before Parliament, and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament:

Now, therefore, Her Majesty, in exercise of the powers conferred on Her by section 1(2) of the Administration of Justice Act 19681and section 2(4) of the Supreme Court Act 19812, is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:

S-1 This Order may be cited as the Maximum Number of Judges Order...

1. This Order may be cited as the Maximum Number of Judges Order 1994 and shall come into force on the day after the day on which it is made.

S-2 Section 1(1)(a) of the Administration of Justice Act 1968,...

2. Section 1(1)(a) of the Administration of Justice Act 1968, prescribing the maximum number of Lords of Appeal in Ordinary, shall be amended so as to increase the maximum number to 12.

S-3 Section 2(1) of the Supreme Court Act 1981 , prescribing the...

3. Section 2(1) of the Supreme Court Act 19813, prescribing the maximum number of ordinary judges of the Court of Appeal, shall be amended so as further to increase the maximum number to 32.

R. P. Bulling

Deputy Clerk of the Privy Council

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order amends the Administration of Justice Act 1968 by increasing the maximum number of Lords of Appeal in Ordinary from 11 to 12. The Order also amends the Supreme Court Act 1981 by increasing the maximum number of ordinary judges of the Court of Appeal from 29 to 32.


(3) Section 2(1) was amended by S.I.1983/1705, 1987/2059 and 1993/605.

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