QCs and Judges: Appointments

House of Lords written question – answered on 6th March 2001.

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Photo of The Earl of Shrewsbury The Earl of Shrewsbury Conservative

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the Lord Chancellor's Special Adviser, Mr Garry Hart, has or has had, any access to files relating to the appointment of Queen's Counsel and judges.

Photo of Lord Irvine of Lairg Lord Irvine of Lairg Lord Chancellor, Lord Chancellor's Department, Lord Chancellor

Mr Hart sees papers only to the extent necessary to advise on general policy issues relating to judicial appointments. He is not and has never been involved in any way in decisions about individual judicial appointments.

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