The Lord Chancellor: Transfer of Functions
House of Lords
Lord Ackner (Crossbench)
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Which, defining each, of the Lord Chancellor's functions relative to the administration of justice and in particular criminal justice do they propose to transfer to (a) the Home Office and (b) the Department for Constitutional Affairs.
Lord Falconer of Thoroton (Secretary of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs; Labour)
I expect that all of the Lord Chancellor's ministerial functions which continue to be necessary will be transferred to the Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs. None of the administration of justice functions will transfer to the Home Office.