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Constitutional Affairs - Minutes of Evidence [Back to Report]

Here you can browse the Minutes of Evidence which were ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 3 February 2004.


Members present

Mr A J Beith, in the Chair
Peter BottomleyMr Hilton Dawson
Ross CranstonMr Clive Soley
Mrs Ann CryerKeith Vaz
Mr Jim CunninghamDr Alan Whitehead


Examination of Witnesses

Witnesses: Rt Hon Lord Cullen of Whitekirk, Lord Justice General of Scotland and Lord President of the Court of Session, and Rt Hon Sir Robert Carswell, Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, examined.

Question Number

335 - 339

340 - 359

360 - 372

Examination of Witnesses

Witnesses: His Honour Judge Michael Brodrick, President, and His Honour Judge Shaun Lyons, Secretary, Council of Her Majesty's Circuit Judges; District Judge Jeremy Cochrane, President, and District Judge Michael Walker, Secretary, Association of District Judges, examined.

Question Number

373 - 379

380 - 399

400 - 407

Examination of Witnesses

Witnesses: Peter Herbert, Chairperson, Society for Black Lawyers, Oba Nsugbe QC, Leader of the minority lawyers on the South-Eastern Circuit, and Gelaga King, South-Eastern Circuit, examined.

Question Number

408 - 419

420 - 437

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