HL Deb 10 June 2002 vol 636 cc2-3WA
Lord Lester of Herne Hill

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they favour the creation of a supreme court of the United Kingdom, independent from the House of Lords; and, if not, why not. [HL4499]

The Lord Chancellor

The Government are of the view that a sufficient case has not been made for the abolition of the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords and its replacement by a separate new supreme court.