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Statement--Royal Commission on House of Lords Reform (22 Jun 2000)

Lord Bingham of Cornhill: My Lords, with the leave of the House, before the reports from the Appellate Committees are considered, I should like to make a Statement on Recommendation 59 of the Royal Commission on the Reform of the House of Lords. That recommendation is that: "The Lords of Appeal should set out in writing and publish a statement of the principles which they intend to observe when participating in...

Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) Bill [H.L.] (20 Jan 2000)

Lord Bingham of Cornhill: I respond in three ways. First, the suggestion which was criticised by my noble and learned predecessor contained no right of appeal. I hope I have made it plain that I attach some importance to that ingredient. Secondly, I hope that anyone who heard what I said will be left in no doubt whatever that I draw no distinction between the fairness of trial at the two levels. However, I recognise...

Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) Bill [H.L.] (20 Jan 2000)

Lord Bingham of Cornhill: I owe your Lordships an apology for my absence at the Second Reading of the Bill. I do not flatter myself that I would have stemmed the tide of opinion on that occasion, and I hope it is some mitigation for my offence that I was engaged in the country experiencing the realities of jury trial. But I am very sorry not to have been present. I hope that your Lordships will bear with me for...


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