HC Deb 21 October 2002 vol 391 cc77-8W
Mrs. Irene Adams

To ask the Advocate-General if she will make a statement on the devolution issues that have been raised with her in the past three years. [73707]

The Advocate-General

I have received intimation of more than 1,500 cases in which devolution issues were raised. In some of these cases additional devolution issues were raised by further minutes. These devolution issues have referred to a great variety of matters, both civil and criminal in nature, and many of these raise issues under Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights relating, for example, to the right to a fair trial and undue delay in trial.