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Lord Chancellor (Salary)

Part of Schedule 16 – in the House of Commons at 11:20 pm on 10th April 1989.

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Photo of Mr Ivan Lawrence Mr Ivan Lawrence , Burton 11:20 pm, 10th April 1989

I shall give way in a moment. Outside Parliament are the High Court and circuit judges, and most of the Bar.

None of the people in the House of Lords have the slightest financial interest in seeing the proposals defeated and cannot conceivably be said to be speaking in self-interest. It is a great achievement for the Lord Chancellor to have set so many of the people in the land who are best qualified through experience and judgment to assess the likely effects of the proposals against the Government and against their proposals for legal reform.