Government intentions to separate the justice system from Parliament have led to moves for the creation of a new Supreme Court to replace the House of Lords as the UK's final court of appeal. Zoe O'Sullivan reports
On 12 June, 2003, the Government announced its intention to create a new Supreme Court to replace the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords as the UK’s final court of appeal. In July, the newly created Department for Constitutional Affairs (DCA) published its consultation paper, Constitutional Reform: A Supreme Court for the UK, seeking views as to the form and responsibilities of the new Supreme Court.
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