The media last Thursday tended to concentrate on the publication of the Constitution Committee’s report on the Fixed-term Parliaments Bill rather than on the Lord Chief Justice’s appearance before the committee the previous day. However, on Friday, The Guardian carried a report on his Lordship’s evidence. It focused on his criticisms of Schedule 7 of the Public Bodies Bill. I was called in aid in saying that his comments made the provision unsustainable. This reflects the readership of Lords of the Blog as the comment derives from my earlier post.
UPDATE: The Lord Chief Justice’s uncorrected oral evidence can be read here.