Results 181–200 of 437 for speaker:Baroness Clark of Calton

Oral Answers to Questions — Advocate-General: Human Rights (4 Feb 2003)

Dr Lynda Clark: I understand that the hon. Gentleman is extremely concerned about the lighthouse board scheme. Nevertheless, membership policy is not a matter for me. There is a simple solution. I am sure that many of the hon. Gentleman's constituents share his concern, so they should raise the matter as a devolution issue. In that event, I will certainly take on board the issue that he has raised. If I...

Oral Answers to Questions — Advocate-General: Devolution (4 Feb 2003)

Dr Lynda Clark: I refer the hon. Lady to the answer that I gave some moments ago to the hon. Member for Argyll and Bute (Mr. Reid).

Oral Answers to Questions — Advocate-General: Devolution (4 Feb 2003)

Dr Lynda Clark: I am more than happy to clarify my role. The matter might come to me, as Advocate-General, in a variety of ways. If it comes to me as a formal request for my opinion as a Law Officer, I would advise with the UK Law Officers, the Attorney-General and the Solicitor-General—either or both, as appropriate. However, the hon. Lady will recall that the convention is that I would not advise her...

Written Answers — Advocate-General: Devolution (4 Feb 2003)

Dr Lynda Clark: I refer the hon. Lady to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Argyll and Bute (Mr Reid) on 4 February 2003, Official Report, column 135.

Written Answers — Advocate-General for Scotland: Departmental Expenditure (Newsprint) (23 Jan 2003)

Dr Lynda Clark: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given today by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland, Official Report, 23 January 2003, column 491W.

Written Answers — Advocate-General: Theft/Fraud (14 Jan 2003)

Dr Lynda Clark: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given today by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland, at column 514W.

Oral Answers to Questions — Advocate-General: Devolution (7 Jan 2003)

Dr Lynda Clark: Since 26 November, 34 devolution issue cases have been intimated to me, all but one of which related to criminal law. All of them concerned human rights issues, and a substantial number concerned undue delay in criminal proceedings. Others included cases on the law on rape; the fixing of the punishment part of the sentence of a life prisoner, to replace the old system of serving an...

Oral Answers to Questions — Advocate-General: Devolution (7 Jan 2003)

Dr Lynda Clark: As I have tried to explain to the hon. Lady—I am more than happy to discuss the matter with her—the answer depends entirely on the circumstances of the particular case. We cannot speculate about a case in isolation. The Scotland Act 1998 makes provision for reserved matters and the rest are devolved, but every single case must be looked at entirely in the context of its particular...

Oral Answers to Questions — Advocate-General: Devolution (7 Jan 2003)

Dr Lynda Clark: There are approximately 700 delay cases outstanding, albeit that the Appeal Court has doubtless dealt with some of them already. However, that number must be seen in the context of the thousands of cases that proceed through the Scottish courts. I am pleased to advise my hon. Friend that a number of different procedures exist in Scots law that prevent undue delay in trial. Perhaps the most...

Oral Answers to Questions — Advocate-General: Human Rights (7 Jan 2003)

Dr Lynda Clark: I refer the hon. Gentleman to the answer that I gave a few moments ago to the hon. Member for Vale of York (Miss McIntosh). All of the devolution cases to which I referred in that answer involved human rights issues.

Oral Answers to Questions — Advocate-General: Human Rights (7 Jan 2003)

Dr Lynda Clark: As far as my responsibility is concerned, the Government have given citizens a right of challenge if they think that their human rights under the European convention have been breached. Clearly, hon. Members would have to advise constituents as to whether legal advice was appropriate in any given case to determine whether that right of challenge should be invoked. The more general policy...

Written Answers — Advocate-General: Devolution (7 Jan 2003)

Dr Lynda Clark: I refer the hon. Gentleman to the answer I gave today to the hon. Lady the Member for the Vale of York (Miss McIntosh), Official Report, 7 January 2003, column 10.

Written Answers — Advocate-General: Devolution (7 Jan 2003)

Dr Lynda Clark: Since 1 December 2002, 32 devolution issue cases have been intimated to me, all but one relating to criminal law. All of these have concerned human rights issues, a substantial number concerned undue delay in criminal proceedings, others included cases on the fixing of the punishment part of the sentence of a life prisoner to replace the old system of serving an indeterminate length of...

Written Answers — Advocate-General: Human Rights (7 Jan 2003)

Dr Lynda Clark: Since 1 October 2002, I have not intervened in any new cases on human rights issues. However, I did appear in person before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council on 15 to 17 October 2002 in the case of R v. Her Majesty's Advocate and the Advocate-General. This case involved delay in bringing criminal proceedings and breach of Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Written Answers — Advocate-General for Scotland: Right to Buy (Agricultural Holdings Bill) (2 Dec 2002)

Dr Lynda Clark: The Advocate-General is the principal legal adviser to the Government on matters of Scots law, and it is not her role to provide legal advice to the Scottish Executive. The Scottish Executive has its own Law Officers, the Lord Advocate and Solicitor-General for Scotland.

Oral Answers to Questions — Advocate-General: Human Rights (26 Nov 2002)

Dr Lynda Clark: There have been significant changes. I have noted that alleged breaches of the convention can now be raised much more quickly and effectively in domestic courts. In some areas of procedural uncertainty, I have attempted to obtain clarification of the law.

Oral Answers to Questions — Advocate-General: Human Rights (26 Nov 2002)

Dr Lynda Clark: My hon. Friend will appreciate that some of the matters are technical. There was a problem after the Human Rights Act came into force because some litigants thought that they no longer had to use the devolution minute procedure but could rely instead on the Act. I took a test point in the case of Mills which confirmed that the Scotland Act 1998 is the correct route to follow if a party...

Oral Answers to Questions — Advocate-General: Devolution (26 Nov 2002)

Dr Lynda Clark: I consider all devolution issues intimated to me. Of those intimated recently, all have concerned the criminal sphere, with the majority relating to the right to a fair trial.

Oral Answers to Questions — Advocate-General: Devolution (26 Nov 2002)

Dr Lynda Clark: No such devolution issue has been intimated to me. [Interruption.] I am afraid not. There is a procedure under the Scotland Act 1998. Such devolution issues are not raised in Parliament. On the general point, each matter has to be considered within its context. It would be necessary to consider the particular proposals, both the relevant reservations under the Scotland Act and the particular...

Oral Answers to Questions — Advocate-General: Devolution (26 Nov 2002)

Dr Lynda Clark: Since 22 October, 26 devolution issue cases have been intimated to me, all relating to the criminal law. A substantial number concerned undue delay in criminal proceedings, while the rest related variously to the right not to self-incriminate, to whether shameless indecency at common law is a sufficiently defined offence for the purposes of the convention, to reversal of burdens of proof and...


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