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Queen's Counsel

Volume 407: debated on Tuesday 24 June 2003

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To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs if he will abolish the QC system; and if he will make a statement. [120009]

I refer my hon. Friend to the response given by my noble and learned Friend the Secretary of State and Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer of Thoroton, on 16 June 2003 in response to a question from Earl Ferrers, Official Report, House of Lords, column 522. I also refer my hon. Friend to the written answer given by my noble and learned Friend on 19 June 2003, Official Report, House of Lords, column WA131, as to the timetable for consultation on this issue.