HC Deb 14 December 1993 vol 234 c601W
Mr. McFall

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what consideration is being given to methods of making the appointment of judges more open and democratic; and if he will make a statement.

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

[holding answer 9 December 1993]: The procedures adopted for making judicial appointments are kept under constant review. These procedures are designed to identify in respect of each vacancy the best-fitted candidate. They were recently extended, on a trial basis, by inviting applications for two current vacancies on the shrieval bench through an intimation in the Scots Law Times.

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