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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Annual Evidence Session with the President and Deputy President of the Supreme Court

Constitution Committee
Annual Evidence Session with the President and Deputy President of the Supreme Court

Wednesday 17 March 2021

Start times: 10.00am (private) 10.15am (public)


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President and Deputy President of the Supreme Court to give evidence to the Committee

The Committee hears from the President and Deputy President of the Supreme Courts

Meeting details

At 10.00am: Private discussion
Work Annual Evidence Session with the President and Deputy President of the Supreme Court (Regular evidence sessions)
At 10.15am: Oral evidence
Work Annual Evidence Session with the President and Deputy President of the Supreme Court (Regular evidence sessions)
President at The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
Deputy President at The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

Possible questions:

  • How effectively has the Supreme Court been able to carry out its role during the Covid-19 pandemic? 
  • Has the constitutional role and responsibility of Supreme Court judges changed in recent years?
  • Is the Supreme Court in need of reform?
  • Would increased ministerial involvement in the selection of the senior judiciary be acceptable or useful?
  • What steps are being taken to ensure that as wide and diverse a pool of candidates apply for vacancies on the Court? 

Further information

Location

Virtual meeting (webcast)