Lockerbie Bombing

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:16 pm on 31st January 2001.

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Photo of Lord Wilberforce Lord Wilberforce Crossbench 4:16 pm, 31st January 2001

My Lords, I have a question about the possibility of appeal. First, the Minister said that that appeal would be heard by five judges, including the existing three judges. Does that imply that the procedure will be in accordance with Scottish law as that is normally applicable in criminal cases, or is there an international agreement relating to the case, such as that which was necessary to set up the court in the first instance? Secondly, will the noble Baroness give an indication of the length of time that is likely to elapse before an appeal is decided?