§ Lord Lester of Herne Hill
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they consider that the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights of 26 February 2000 in Morris v United Kingdom that proceedings in relation to courts martial are in breach of the right to an independent and impartial tribunal protected by Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights has implications for the exercise of judicial functions by the Lord Chancellor. [HL3305]
§ The Lord Chancellor (Lord Irvine of Lairg)
No. The two specific grounds on which the European Court found against the United Kingdom in this case have no implications for the exercise of judicial functions by the Lord Chancellor.