To ask the Secretary of State for Justice
(2) if he will publish details of (a) the presentation and (b) the legal problem candidates were asked to analyse at the interview stage of the process to appoint the next UK judge on the European Court of Human Rights;
(3) if he will publish the list of questions asked of the candidates interviewed by the panel recommending the short-list of candidates to be the next UK judge on the European Court of Human Rights.
Chair: The Right Hon The Lord Dyson, Justice of the Supreme Court
The Right Hon Lord Reed, Senator of the College of Justice
Professor Nichola Rooney, Commissioner of the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission
Iain Macleod, Legal Adviser, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Rosemary Davies, Legal Director, Ministry of Justice
The interviews were designed to test the candidates' suitability in relation to the advertised eligibility criteria. It would not be appropriate to publish the specific questions asked by the interview panel.
No selection panel for candidates to any appointment could function sensibly if it were publicly accountable for each of the questions it asked to each of the candidates.