HC Deb 19 December 1991 vol 201 c233W
Mr. Allen

To ask the Prime Minister if he will Fist the legal qualifications necessary for appointment as(a) Lord Chancellor and (b) Attorney-General.

The Prime Minister

The Lord Chancellor must be a person able to discharge duties as the president of the supreme court of judicature—that is, the Court of Appeal, the High Court and the Crown court—and also as the presiding chairman of the House of Lords in its judicial capacity. In order that he or she may represent the Crown in each of the Queen's courts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the Attorney-General is a member of the Bar of England and Wales.

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