New clause 20 — Lords Justices of Appeal

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 3:30 pm on 4th November 2009.

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Photo of Jeremy Wright Jeremy Wright Opposition Whip (Commons) 3:30 pm, 4th November 2009

Is not the central thesis of the argument put forward by my hon. Friend Mr. Heald that if it ain't broke, don't fix it? The problem here is that the Government have embarked on a programme of constitutional reform with regard to the judiciary that they did not need to start and that they have no idea how to finish. The Minister cannot possibly argue that the independence of the judiciary was weak before these reforms and is stronger now. The judiciary challenged Executives of both political colours in a robust way well before the Judicial Appointments Commission was thought of.

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