THE COUNCIL ON TRIBUNALS HAS BEEN REPLACED BY THE ADMINISTRATIVE JUSTICE & TRIBUNALS COUNCIL. THIS WEBSITE REMAINS A LEGACY SITE. THE AJTC CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.AJTC.GOV.UK
The Council on Tribunals was an advisory non-departmental public body sponsored by the Ministry of Justice. It was set up in 1958 following the publication of the Franks Report on Administrative Tribunals and Enquiries in 1957 to keep under review and report on the constitution and working of tribunals under its supervision and, where necessary, to consider and report on the administrative procedures of statutory inquiries.
CoT sought to ensure that tribunals and inquries met the needs of users through the provision of an open, fair, impartial, efficient, timely and accessible service.
The Administrative Justice & Tribunals Council, which was created by the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 replaces the CoT. It will retain oversight over tribunals and inquiries and seek improvements for users across the whole administrative justice landscape.
Scottish Committee's Annual Report 2006/2007
The Scottish Committee of the Council on Tribunals' 22nd Annual Report was laid before the Scottish Parliament at the request of Scottish Ministers on 22 October 2007.
Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council (pdf, 0.05mb)
Commencement orders have now been laid to bring into effect the provisions in the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement act, which abolish the Council on Tribunals and create the new Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council.
AJTC Welsh Committee (pdf, 0.20mb)
Applications are sought for the post of Chair of the Welsh Committee for the new Administrative Justice & Tribunals Council, together with expressions of interest for those interested in being members of the Committee.
Adjust Newsletter - July 2007
The eleventh issue of the Council's quarterly electronic newsletter features all the latest news and articles from the Council and across the administrative justice world.
Appointments to the Scottish Committee
The Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Kenny MacAskill MSP, has announced the appointment of two new members to the Scottish Committee of the Council on Tribunals.
Annual Report 2006/2007
The Council on Tribunals' 48th Report was made to the Lord Chancellor and Scottish Ministers, and laid before Parliament and the Scottish Parliament on 18 July 2007.
Adjust Newsletter - May 2007
The tenth issue of the Council's quarterly electronic newsletter features all the latest news and articles from the Council and across the administrative justice world.
Tribunal User Group Survey
The Council is undertaking a survey of tribunal user groups (or stakeholder groups) to establish the type of arrangements that tribunals have in place for user representatives. The deadline for completing the questionnaire is 31 May 2007.
Appointments to the Council on Tribunals
The Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs and Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer, and the Scottish Ministers have appointed two new members to the Council on Tribunals.
Report of 2006 Annual Conference
Summary report of the Council on Tribunals' 2006 Annual Conference held in London on 21 November 2006.
Adjust newsletter - February 2007 Education Special
The second 'Education Special' edition of the Council's quarterly electronic newsletter featuring the latest news from the Education sector.
Adjust newsletter - February 2007
The ninth issue of the Council's quarterly electronic newsletter features all the latest news and articles from the Council and across the administrative justice world.
Memorandum by the Council on Tribunals on the Mental Health Bill (pdf, 0.04mb)
The Council has submitted a memorandum to the Joint Committee on Human Rights. This was in response to the Committee's call for evidence on the Mental Health Bill, with particular reference to issues of human rights compatibility raised by the Bill.