Masons to reveal judges

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The Independent Online
SENIOR judges are understood to have told the United Grand Lodge of Freemasons that they have no objection to the lodge revealing which judges are Masons.

The Judges' Council - chaired by the Lord Chief Justice Lord Bingham and made up of 17 senior judges - met to discuss the question and sent a letter outlining their views to the lodge this morning.

The move comes after the Home Secretary, Jack Straw, said he would write to the lodge - the governing body for the country's 350,000 masons - to ask for a list of Masons in the judiciary and police.

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