HC Deb 08 September 2003 vol 410 c32W
Keith Vaz

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs what research he has commissioned into judicial appointments since Judicial Appointments: the European and North American end to possible implications for the United Kingdom, published in 1997. [127876]

Mr. Leslie

My Department has not commissioned further external research on this matter. However, in drafting the consultation paper on the new Judicial Appointments Commission, Department for Constitutional Affairs officials carried out research using a variety of sources, which included making inquiries via the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in order to make any necessary amendments to update the information contained in the 1997 papers.