HL Deb 04 December 1995 vol 567 cc65-6WA
Lord Braine of Wheatley

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will place in the Library of the House the transcript of the trial and appeal of Emma Humphries.

The Lord Chancellor:

Responsibility for the subject of this question has been delegated to the Court Service under its Chief Executive, Mr. Michael Huebner. I have accordingly asked the Chief Executive to reply direct.

Letter to Lord Braine of Wheatley from the Chief Executive of the Court Service, Mr. Michael Huebner, dated 4/12/95

The Lord Chancellor has asked me to reply to the above Question about the transcript of the trial and appeal in the case of Emma Humphries.

I can confirm that a copy of the trial judge's summing up and of the Appeal Court's judgment are available in the Library at the House of Lords. However, no transcript was made of the rest of the trial, which took place in 1985, and the shorthand writer's notes have now been destroyed. No note was taken of the appeal apart from the judgment. A note of the full appeal will usually only be taken if the judge specifically requests it.