§ The Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department (Ms Rosie Winterton)
My right hon. and noble Friend, Baroness Scotland of Asthal, Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, has today announced that John Halliday CB submitted the report of his independent review of the Law Commission on 31 March 2003. The report praises the high quality of the Commission's work while making a number of recommendations aimed at further improving the effectiveness both of the Commission itself and of the overall law reform process. The Lord Chancellor welcomes the thrust of his recommendations and has asked the Ministerial Committee on the Law Commission, which is currently chaired by Baroness Scotland, to oversee the action taken on the report.
Copies of the report have been placed in the libraries of both Houses and will be available on the Lord Chancellor's Department's website (http:// www.lcd.gov.uk/).