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Lord Chancellor questioned by Committee

29 April 2019

The Constitution Committee holds its annual evidence session with the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, Rt Hon David Gauke MP.


Wednesday 1 May in Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster

 At 10.30am

  • The Rt. Hon. David Gauke MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

Possible questions

  • How are you working with the judiciary and the Judicial Appointments Commission to address the shortfall in the recruiting of quality judges?
  • Does the Ministry of Justice have sufficient funding to provide the resources the legal system needs to operate efficiently and effectively?
  • Are you concerned that criminal barristers are threatening to refuse to work for the Crown Prosecution Service due to the level of fees they receive? What steps are you taking to address this?
  • Recent data from the Legal Aid Agency has shown that parts of England and Wales have little or no provision for housing legal aid services. What assessment have you made of the situation and what action are you taking to address it?
  • The 2017 Queen's Speech said that "Legislation will also be introduced to modernise the courts system". What legislation is necessary to reform and modernise the courts and when do you expect to make progress with it?

Further information

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