Clause 3 — Legal qualifications

Part of Orders of the Day — Constitutional Reform Bill [Lords] — 1st Allotted Day – in the House of Commons at 9:45 pm on 31st January 2005.

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Photo of Edward Garnier Edward Garnier Conservative, Harborough 9:45 pm, 31st January 2005

Whatever the hon. and learned Lady does, she knows rather more about it than I. The simple point is that the Law Officers will increasingly be taking over the protective role of the Lord Chancellor, because the Government are giving up the Lord Chancellor's role as protector of the judiciary and the interests of the rule of law.