HL Deb 19 May 1994 vol 555 c15WA
Lord Cochrane of Cults

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What steps they have taken to implement the proposals for developing judicial appointments procedures which were announced by the Lord Chancellor in his speech to Her Majesty's judges on 7th July 1993.

The Lord Chancellor (Lord Mackay of Clashfern)

I have today published a consultation paperDevelopments in Judicial Appointments Procedures. The paper outlines the proposed arrangements for openly-advertised competitions which I intend to hold later this year to fill vacancies arising in 1995–96 for circuit and district judges. Copies of the consultation paper have been placed in the Libraries of both Houses. I invite comments on the proposals which I have put forward in the consultation paper, further copies of which may be obtained from my department. The closing date for responses is 30th June 1994.

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