§ Lord Mackay of Drumadoon
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether the review of rights of audience announced by the Lord Chancellor on 24 February (H.L. Deb., col. 557) will cover the rights of audience of lawyers practising before the courts in Scotland. [HL 826]
§ The Lord Chancellor (Lord Irvine of Lairg)
No. Scotland has its own legal system, and any review of the rights of audience of lawyers practising before the Scottish courts would be a matter for my right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Scotland.