§ Mr. Bowis
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what rights of appeal British citizens have to British courts and Government Departments when they have a grievance against courts in the Channel Islands;
(2) how he ensures that the United Kingdom citizens have the same rights of legal review of court decisions in the Channel Islands as on the mainland in cases where appeal judges from the English bench are involved.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
The Channel Islands are not within the United Kingdom. They have their own courts and courts of appeal with full jurisdiction. Senior barristers from the United Kingdom, appointed by the Queen, serve on the panel from which appeal court judges are drawn. There is a final avenue of appeal to the judicial committee of the Privy Council.