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Woolf urges respite from new laws

PUBLISHED May 14, 2005

The most senior judge in England and Wales is urging ministers to pass new criminal laws only if they are "absolutely necessary".

Lord Woolf used a speech to argue the criminal justice system needs time to absorb previous changes and deliver an effective service.
He was speaking ahead of next week's Queen's speech, which will map out the government's legislation plans.