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Barristers (Strike Action)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Constitutional Affairs – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 18th October 2005.

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Photo of Bridget Prentice Bridget Prentice Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs 2:30 pm, 18th October 2005

The Lord Chancellor has been in conversation with the Bar Council, including two full months of consultation with the Bar, on the savings package. He also invited the Bar Council to offer alternative suggestions, without receiving any effective response. We could not wait any longer and I asked the Bar to continue to work with Lord Carter.