The Justice Committee of the Scottish Parliament took evidence from the Lord President and his judicial colleagues, Lords Hodge, Osborne and Reed, at a session on the Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Bill on 11 March 2008 (see for the proceedings http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/s3/committees/justice/or-08/ju08-0702.htm#Col566).  It was apparently the first time that a serving Lord President and Court of Session judges had given oral evidence of this kind in parliamentary proceedings.  Some of the highlights are available on You Tube, courtesy of stern legal system critic Peter Cherbi (see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mlEvcmWQWk&eurl=http://petercherbi.wordpress.com/2008/03/24/judiciary-courts-bill-not-worth-the-paper-its-written-on-as-scottish-parliament-he).  Lord McCluskey has given evidence too, on 18 March, and that is available on You Tube as well – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUAisuI7-bk&feature=related.  Scots Law News has not noted a similar compliment for the evidence given to the committee by Sir David Edward on 25 March (see http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/s3/committees/justice/or-08/ju08-0902.htm#Col672).  For Mr Cherbi’s website, A Diary of Injustice in Scotland”