HL Deb 16 January 2003 vol 643 c55WA
Lord Patten

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Who is the "senior Government figure" quoted on page one of the Sunday Times, 12 January, who identified the Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice as "muddled and confused old codgers" in the matter of penal policy. [HL1029]

The Lord Chancellor (Lord Irvine of Lairg)

I have no information on the source of remarks allegedly made to theSunday Times.