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Ensuring the Libor system remains available to be exercised by the Bank of England in the event that inter-bank lending is at risk of collapse – Lord James of Blackheath.
To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that the Criminal Cases Review Commission has sufficient resources to speed up its consideration of cases.
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to direct the Serious Fraud Office to review its handling of the case of Tom Hayes; and, further to the judgment of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in United States V. DB Group Services (UK) Limited (and Deutsche Bank AG) which found that the rigging of Libor interest rates was not against the rules, whether they will ask the...
Entered the House of Lords on 20 July 2006
Positions held at time of appointment: Chairman, Litigation Control Group Ltd. (from Number 10 press release)