HL Deb 16 December 1996 vol 576 c106WA
Lord Lester of Herne Hill

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is their definition of judicial independence as secured by the principles and conventions of the British Constitution.

The Lord Chancellor

Judicial independence requires that judges can discharge their judicial duties in accordance with the judicial oath and the laws of the land, without interference, improper influence or pressure from any other individual or organisation.