My colleague David Lammy MP was asked by the UK Government to produce a report into the justice system and diversity. The Justice Select Committee got an opportunity to ask follow-up questions of his review and the Government’s response to it.
The Government rejected David’s recommendation for a target on the number of people appointed to the judiciary who are BME. He was encouraged by some to say that quotas must be imposed but he wanted to ensure that a deliverable option was implemented. However, the UK Government rejected this minimal change to the judicial system.
During my questions I wanted David to point out what this failure of action will mean.