Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 1st February 2017.

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

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 14 December 2016 (HL3710) on the duty of the Lord Chancellor and other Ministers to uphold the independence of the judiciary, whether they will now answer the question asked about how that duty should be performed.

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

The Cabinet Manual is clear that this is a wide reaching duty, and affords necessary discretion on how it is fulfilled.

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