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Lord Chancellor

Brit Government the cabinet minister who is head of the judiciary in England and Wales and Speaker of the House of Lords
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The Lord Chancellor's office responded by saying: "The Lord Chancellor would support a merger of the Teesside and Hartlepool coroner areas and looks forward to seeing a business case for amalgamation.
In our view this increased role for the Lord Chancellor, in relation to the appointment of the senior judiciary, the Lord Chief Justice and the President of the Supreme Court represents an unsatisfactory level of influence by the executive.
They would then be entitled to receive both their MP's pension and a pension accrued at a slightly higher rate for the years they served as secretaries of state, if applicable, and Prime Minister or Lord Chancellor.
It is the first time a Lord Chancellor has reaped the benefits of a pension before retirement age.
Lib-Dem David Laws stormed: "Spending massive amounts on entertaining, advertising and publicity might be priorities for our high-flying, extravagant Lord Chancellor but they're not for the taxpayer while health and education are in desperate need of cash.
Because of an arcane law, the Lord Chancellor must always receive an annual salary pounds 2,500 higher than the Lord Chief Justice.
A spokeswoman for the Office for Judicial Complaints said: "The Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice have considered the findings of the investigations undertaken by Middlesbrough Council's Community Safety and Leisure Scrutiny Committee into the Teesside Coroner's Service.
The Rt Hon Lord Falconer of Thoroton, QC, Lord Chancellor, and the Solicitor General Mike O'Brien MP, were the guests of honour at a dinner organised by West Midlands Labour Finance & Industry Group.
Former Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer was too slow to defend the judge in the controversial Craig Sweeney case, a committee of peers said last night.
The Lord Chancellor is reviewing a proposal to close the courthouse in Aberdare, following talks with Cynon Valley MP Ann Clwyd and AM Christine Chapman.
THE Lord Chancellor has rejected calls for a minimum 25-year jail term for killers.
His suggestion would go further than current plans being examined by the Lord Chancellor, which have focused mainly on cases in the Court of Appeal.