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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Thursday 24 January 2013

 

For other Amendment(s) see the following page(s):

 

Crime and Courts Bill Committee 48-55

 

Public Bill Committee


 

Crime and Courts Bill [Lords]

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr David Hanson

 

Stella Creasy

 

Phil Wilson

 

73

 

Clause  16,  page  16,  line  17,  at end add—

 

‘(7)    

There shall be no restriction on the number of days that a family magistrate may

 

sit in the family proceedings court.’.

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr David Hanson

 

Stella Creasy

 

Phil Wilson

 

74

 

Schedule  10,  page  158,  line  8,  after ‘legal adviser’, insert ‘provided the functions

 

are deemed to be essentially administrative in nature (for example, case management

 

decisions)’.

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr David Hanson

 

Stella Creasy

 

Phil Wilson

 

75

 

Schedule  10,  page  158,  leave out lines 12 to 23.

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr David Hanson

 

Stella Creasy

 

Phil Wilson

 

76

 

Schedule  10,  page  158,  leave out lines 24 to 27.


 
 

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Review into the Courts and Tribunals Service

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr David Hanson

 

Stella Creasy

 

Phil Wilson

 

NC4

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The Lord Chancellor shall conduct a periodic review of HM Courts and

 

Tribunals Service, including the Office of the Public Guardian, and the impact of

 

section 16 and Schedules 9 to 11, including reports on its efficiency, cost, ease of

 

access and user and practitioner satisfaction, and specifically the impact of court

 

closures on court users and access to justice, and shall publish a report on the

 

review to both Houses of Parliament.’.

 

Information for court users

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr David Hanson

 

Stella Creasy

 

Phil Wilson

 

NC5

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The Secretary of State shall publish and consult on a strategy for the delivery of

 

legal information, support and dispute resolution services to the public by HM

 

Courts and Tribunals Service.’.

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr David Hanson

 

Stella Creasy

 

Phil Wilson

 

Kate Green

 

77

 

Schedule  13,  page  219,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

      ‘()  

Each of the Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice of England shall lay

 

before Parliament a report annually, describing—

 

(a)    

their performance of the duty in this section;

 

(b)    

the contribution made towards a more diverse judiciary in the

 

preceding year; and

 

(c)    

the composition of the judiciary, including the number of part-time

 

and full-time judges, gender, educational background and other

 

relevant demographic data.’.


 
 

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Chief Executive of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr David Hanson

 

Stella Creasy

 

Phil Wilson

 

NC6

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Constitutional Reform Act 2005 is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

In section 48 (Chief executive) omit subsection (2).

 

(3)    

After subsection (1) insert—

 

“(2)    

The President of the Supreme Court shall appoint the Chief Executive in

 

accordance with the arrangements for the time being in force for the

 

selection of persons to be employed in the civil service of the State.”.

 

(4)    

In Section 49(2) (Officers and staff), omit the words “with the agreement of the

 

Lord Chancellor”.’.

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr David Hanson

 

Stella Creasy

 

Phil Wilson

 

78

 

Schedule  13,  page  220,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

‘Judicial appointments

 

14A      

After section 65 of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 insert—

 

“65A  

Additional guidance

 

The Lord Chancellor, after consultation with the Lord Chief Justice,

 

the Treasury Solicitor and the Chairman of the Judicial Appointments

 

Commission, shall issue guidance as to the circumstances in which

 

those employed by the Government Legal Service, the Crown

 

Prosecution Service or any other government legal office may apply

 

for any of the judicial office or tribunal posts, which are in the remit

 

of the Judicial Appointments Commission.”.’.

 

Extension of section 37 and section 47 of the Children Act 1989 to youth courts

 

Mr David Burrowes

 

NC7

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The powers of direction of courts—

 

(a)    

under section 37 of the Children Act 1989 (including the power to direct

 

the local authority children’s service to investigate whether a child is at

 

risk of suffering significant harm); and

 

(b)    

under section 47 of that Act to direct a local authority to intervene to

 

safeguard and to promote a child’s welfare

 

    

shall extend to youth courts.

 

(2)    

Such powers shall be available to youth courts throughout any criminal

 

proceedings and in any family proceedings concerning the welfare of a child.


 
 

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(3)    

In any investigation pursuant to the foregoing subsections, the local authority

 

shall consider whether it should—

 

(a)    

apply for a care order or supervision order with respect to the child;

 

(b)    

provide services or care to the child or his family; or

 

(c)    

take any other action with respect to the child.

 

(4)    

It shall be in the discretion of the youth court to adjourn sentencing until such

 

local authority investigation has concluded and the findings thereof have been

 

notified to the court.

 

(5)    

Any youth court in which the powers under this section are to be or may be

 

exercised shall include on its panel at least one member of the Family Court.’.

 


 
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