§ Lord Lamont of Lerwick
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether in recent months objections have been raised to Lord Hoffmann taking part in judicial cases. [HL3753]
§ The Lord Chancellor
Lord Hoffmann's participation was objected to in the related cases ofD. R. Lange v. J. B. Atkinson and another (New Zealand) (heard in the Privy Council) and Reynolds v. 162WA Times Newspaper Limited and others (heard in the House of Lords). These cases were heard on subsequent weeks in June. Lord Hoffmann sat on neither appeal.