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Judges' Powers

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 10 October 2006

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs which stakeholders have made representations in favour of the Government’s proposals to give judges the power to order the withdrawal of a defendant’s solicitor or barrister from certain trials. (92026)

The consultation on ‘Proposals to create judicial powers to manage conflict of interest and capacity issues in very high cost cases’ concludes on 27 October 2006. We shall publish our summary of consultation responses at the beginning of November. It will include a full list of all those who have responded and a summary of the responses received. It will be available on the DCA’s website and copies will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.