Letter from Lord Norton of Louth, Chairman
of the Constitution Committee,
to the Lord Chancellor, the Rt Hon. the Lord Falconer of Thoroton
Thank you for agreeing to come and present evidence
to the Constitution Committee on constitutional change. I am
writing to confirm the arrangements made by our offices for you
to give evidence on Wednesday, 15 October at 4.30 p.m. in one
of the Committee Rooms in the House of Lords. I anticipate that
the session will end by 6 p.m.
I would also be grateful if, prior to the meeting,
you would prepare a memorandum for the Committee setting out:
- how you envisage your role in the new constitutional
arrangements (both as Lord Chancellor and as Minister for Constitutional
- the Government's current view of the process
of constitutional change, particularly in the light of the evidence
submitted by the previous Lord Chancellor to our inquiry into
the process of constitutional change (4th Report, 2001-02, HL
The Committee is also interested in constitutional
change in relation to the connectedness of institutions, and whether
such changes should be subject to special consideration greater
than that given to the routine business of government.
I look forward to our meeting on 15 October.
3 July 2003