Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 21st November 2016.

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Photo of Lord Lester of Herne Hill Lord Lester of Herne Hill Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps the Lord Chancellor intends to take, in relation to public attacks on the judiciary following the judgment of the High Court of Justice on 3 November, to uphold the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary.

Photo of Lord Keen of Elie Lord Keen of Elie The Advocate-General for Scotland, Lords Spokesperson (Ministry of Justice)

The Lord Chancellor has made clear in a number of statements that she considers an independent judiciary to be the cornerstone of the rule of law, and that it is her duty to defend that independence.

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