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Lord Chancellor gives annual evidence to Constitution Committee

1 March 2017

On Wednesday 1 March the House of Lords Constitution Committee holds its annual evidence session with the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, Rt Hon. Elizabeth Truss MP.


Wednesday 1 March, Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster

At 10.30am

  • Rt Hon. Elizabeth Truss MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

Possible questions

  • Do you agree with the Committee's view that the Lord Chancellor has a special responsibility for the rule of law over and above that of other ministers?
  • To what extent do you believe it is your role to defend the judiciary against attacks from the media and other politicians?
  • Following the hearing of the Article 50 case in the Supreme Court, Iain Duncan Smith MP called for parliamentary hearings to examine the views of Supreme Court justice nominees, as in the United States—do you support that call?

Further information

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