§ Mr. Gordon Prentice
To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs if he will end the practice of awarding honorary QCs. 
§ Mr. Leslie
My right hon. and noble Friend the Secretary of State will, following his written statement of 26 May, make a further announcement on the future of the award of Queen's Counsel honoris causa, having discussed the issues with the Bar Councils and Law Societies in England and Wales and Northern Ireland.