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Supreme Court: Public Appointments

Justice written question – answered on 24th November 2011.

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Photo of Keith Vaz Keith Vaz Chair, Home Affairs Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent discussions he has had on (a) enlarging the appointing commission and (b) reforming the appointment procedure for justices in the Supreme Court.

Photo of Kenneth Clarke Kenneth Clarke The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

On 21 November 2011, I issued a public consultation on judicial diversity and appointments, which includes proposals on the appointments process for justices in the Supreme Court.

Before launching the public consultation, I shared an early draft of the proposals with the President of the Supreme Court.

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