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Thursday 15 February 2007

Privy Council Appointment of Lord Wheatley

16 February 2007

The Queen has been pleased to approve that the Honourable Lord Wheatley, a Scottish judge of the Inner House of the Court of Session be sworn of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council.

Notes for Editors

The proposal to appoint Scottish judges of the Inner House of the Court of Session to the Privy Council is in accordance with the established procedure in England, Wales and Northern Ireland by which judges automatically become Privy Counsellors when appointed Lord Justices of the Court of Appeal.

John Francis, the Honourable Lord Wheatley:

Born 1941 and educated at Mount St. Mary’s College, Derbyshire; Edinburgh University. Called to Scottish Bar, 1966; Standing Counsel to Scottish Development Department, 1968-74; Advocate Depute, 1974-78; Sheriff, Perthshire and Kinross-shire, at Perth, 1980-98; Temporary High Court Judge, 1992; Sheriff Principal of Tayside Central and Fife, 1998-2000. Member, Parole Board, 2000-2003; Chairman, Judicial Studies Committee, since 2002. Senator, College of Justice, since 2000.

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