Judicial Appointments/Supreme Court

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 12:00 am on 27th May 2004.

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Photo of Mr Hilton Dawson Mr Hilton Dawson Labour, Lancaster and Wyre 12:00 am, 27th May 2004

Is not the hon. Gentleman being extraordinarily complacent in his view of the current situation in this country? Given the levels of participation in our democratic society, is it not fair to say that there is a crisis in confidence in respect of some of our institutions? Is it not important for precisely that reason that we emphasise the split between the legislature and the judiciary?