To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs what research the Department has commissioned on the creation of a Judicial Appointments Committee. 
The Department for Constitutional Affairs commissioned and received research on the use of Judicial Appointments Commissions in foreign jurisdictions. This research was published under the title "Judicial Appointments Commissions: the European and North American experiences and the possible implications for the United Kingdom" [Drs. Thomas and Malleson, LCD Research Series 06/97]. A copy is in the House of Commons Library.