Criminal Justice and Courts Bill — Second Reading (Continued)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 9:07 pm on 30th June 2014.

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Photo of Lord Faulks Lord Faulks The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice 9:07 pm, 30th June 2014

I absolutely understand what the noble and learned Lord is saying about that. Such was the volume of their work that it may have been difficult to make the decisions that having more time available would have allowed them to make. I take that point. As I have indicated, the Government are listening on the question of interveners. There is merit behind the Government’s provision and we are looking for the best way of reflecting that in any amendment that finally finds its way on to the statute book.