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Judicial Appointments Commission

Volume 408: debated on Tuesday 1 July 2003

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To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs what research the Department has commissioned on the creation of a Judicial Appointments Committee. [120831]

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.