LORDS

Lords question Kenneth Clarke and Lord McNally on appointing judges

18 January 2012

The House of Lords Constitution Committee will hear evidence from Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, Kenneth Clarke MP, and Justice Minister, Lord McNally, in the final evidence session of their inquiry into the judicial appointments.

The evidence session will take place at 10:15am on Wednesday 18 January in Committee Room 1 of the House of Lords.

The Committee will ask the witnesses about how the diversity of the judiciary can be increased and for an assessment of the process for appointing Supreme Court Justices. The witnesses will also be quizzed on the role the Lord Chancellor currently plays in judicial appointments and why the Government propose giving the final say on the majority of appointments to the Lord Chief Justice instead of the Lord Chancellor.

Further information 

Image: PA

More news on: Parliament, government and politics, Crime, civil law, justice and rights, Administration of justice, Parliament, Lords news, Committee news, Courts

Share this page