The House of Lords Constitution Committee will be holding its annual evidence session with Chris Grayling MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, on Wednesday 21 November.
At 10.30am, Wednesday 21 November 2012, Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster
In a one-off evidence session, held by the Committee every year, the Justice Secretary is likely to be asked by the Committee about issues including:
how the Government will proceed with judgments of the European Court of Human Rights on prisoners being granted the vote, given the statement by the Prime Minister that he will not allow it and the deadline of this Friday set by the Court for legislation to be introduced to remove the blanket ban
whether the Government will review the power for a minister to veto a court order that the Government should disclose information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
his reaction to concerns expressed by the judiciary about changes to the judicial pension scheme
whether he intends to review the proposal in the Crime and Courts Bill to empower the Lord Chancellor to become part of the selection process for the President of the Supreme Court and the Lord Chief Justice
practical steps he thinks should be taken to encourage greater judicial diversity