Lord Chancellor

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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 person responsible was none other than the Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke QC, MP, Secretary of State for Justice and Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain.
He said, ``I, Charles Leslie, Baron Falconer of Thoroton, do swear by Almighty God that I will well and truly serve our sovereign Queen Elizabeth II in the office of Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain and I will do right to all manner of people after the laws and usages of this realm without fear or favour, affection or ill will.''
The radical reorganisation also spells the end for the ancient post of Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, which has its origins 1,398 years ago,and pre-dates even that of Prime Minister.