§ Lord Hughes of Woodside
asked Her Majesty's Government:
When they expect to publish the bilateral concordat between the Lord Chancellor's Department and the Scottish Executive. [HL284]
§ The Lord Chancellor (Lord Irvine of Lairg)
I am pleased to announce that the Deputy First Minister and Minister for Justice and I have agreed the text of the concordat between the Lord Chancellor's Department and the Scottish Executive. Copies of the concordat have been placed in the Libraries of both Houses, and the text is available on the Lord Chancellor's Department website (www.open.gov.uk/lcd—see "What's New?").
I hope that the concordat will mark the beginning of a fruitful and co-operative working relationship between my department and the executive.