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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Thursday 18 July 2019

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

Parliamentary Star - whiteAmendments which will comply with the required notice period at their next appearance

 

Amendments tabled since the last publication: 1 to 15

 

Public Bill Committee


 

Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill


 

[Lords]


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments tabled to date and includes any

 

withdrawn amendments at the end. The amendments have been arranged in the

 

order in which they relate to the Bill.

 


 

Paul Maynard

 

That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the

 

Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 18 July 2019                     

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Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Richard Burgon

 

Gloria De Piero

 

Imran Hussain

 

1

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

“(6A)    

A person’s choice to initiate, conduct, progress or participate in proceedings by

 

electronic means, does not prevent them from then deciding at a subsequent stage

 

to continue by non-electronic means.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The amendment would allow persons who have started the specified kinds of proceedings by

 

electronic means, to change to non-electronic means.

 


 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Richard Burgon

 

Gloria De Piero

 

Imran Hussain

 

2

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  13,  after “proportionate” insert “including, but not limited to,

 

a free help-line”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would require the establishment of a free help-line to provide support to digitally

 

excluded people.

 


 

Stuart C. McDonald

 

14

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  5,  page  4,  line  21,  at end insert—

 

“(aa)    

one person with experience in and knowledge of the Scottish legal system

 

appointed to the Committee by the Lord President of the Court of

 

Session;”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure the Online Procedure Committee will include a person with

 

experience and knowledge of the Scottish legal system.

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Richard Burgon

 

Gloria De Piero

 

Imran Hussain

 

3

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  5,  page  4,  line  29,  leave out paragraph (c) and insert—

 

“(c)    

one of each of the following—

 

(i)    

a barrister in England and Wales, and

 

(ii)    

a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, and

 

(iii)    

a legal executive appointed to the Committee by the Lords

 

Chancellor in concurrence with the Lord Chief Justice;


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 18 July 2019                     

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Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

(iv)    

a magistrate of England and Wales appointed by the Lord Chief

 

Justice; and”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would require that the Online Procedure Rule Committee has representatives

 

from different parts of the legal professions.

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Richard Burgon

 

Gloria De Piero

 

Imran Hussain

 

4

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  5,  page  4,  line  31,  leave out “two” and insert “three”

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Richard Burgon

 

Gloria De Piero

 

Imran Hussain

 

5

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  5,  page  4,  line  37,  at end insert “and;

 

“(iii)    

one of whom must have experience representing the views of

 

people who are digitally excluded.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on the earlier amendment. The amendment would require a

 

members of the Online Procedure Rule Committee to have experience representing the views of

 

people who are digitally excluded.

 

Stuart C. McDonald

 

15

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  5,  page  4,  line  41,  at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

Before appointing a person under subsection 2(aa) above the Lord President of

 

the Court of Session must consult the Lord Chancellor.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on amendment 14.

 


 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Richard Burgon

 

Gloria De Piero

 

Imran Hussain

 

6

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  7,  page  7,  line  35,  leave out “negative” and insert “affirmative”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment provides that regulations made under Clause 7 which allow changes to certain

 

requirements relating to the Committee are subject to the affirmative resolution procedure.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 18 July 2019                     

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Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Richard Burgon

 

Gloria De Piero

 

Imran Hussain

 

7

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  8,  page  8,  line  18,  at end insert “and subject to the affirmative resolution

 

procedure.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment provides that rules made by the Committee are contained in statutory instruments

 

subject to the affirmative resolution procedure.

 


 

Paul Maynard

 

9

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  9,  page  8,  line  32,  leave out subsection (4)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

Subsection (4) requires the appropriate Minister to obtain the concurrence of the Lord Chief

 

Justice before giving notice to Online Procedure Rule Committee requiring it to make rules.

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Richard Burgon

 

Gloria De Piero

 

Imran Hussain

 

8

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  9,  page  8,  line  33,  at end insert—

 

“(4A)    

The Committee may decline, with written notice, the appropriate Minister’s

 

request to create Online Procedure Rules to achieve a purpose specified if deemed

 

inappropriate or unnecessary by the Committee.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would allow the Online Procedure Committee to decline a Minister’s request to

 

create Online Procedure Rules.

 


 

Paul Maynard

 

10

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  10,  page  9,  line  3,  leave out subsection (3)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

Subsection (3) requires the Lord Chancellor to obtain the concurrence of the Lord Chief Justice

 

before making regulations under clause 10. Amendment 11 replaces this with a requirement to

 

consult the Lord Chief Justice.

 

Paul Maynard

 

11

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  10,  page  9,  line  5,  after “consult” insert “the Lord Chief Justice and”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment requires the Lord Chancellor to consult the Lord Chief Justice before making

 

regulations under clause 10.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 18 July 2019                     

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Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Paul Maynard

 

12

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  10,  page  9,  line  9,  leave out “(3)” and insert “(4)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment enables the Lord Chief Justice to delegate to a judicial office holder the function

 

of being consulted under subsection (4) (see amendment 11).

 


 

Paul Maynard

 

13

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  15,  page  12,  line  11,  leave out subsection (7)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment removes the words inserted by the Lords to avoid questions of privilege.

 

 

Order of the House [16 July 2019]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Courts and Tribunals (Online

 

Procedure) Bill [Lords]:

 

Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

 

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

 

2.    

Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously

 

concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 25 July 2019.

 

3.    

The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on

 

which it meets.

 

Proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading

 

4.    

Proceedings on Consideration and any proceedings in legislative grand

 

committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which

 

proceedings on Consideration are commenced.

 

5.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

 

6.    

Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to

 

proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading.

 

Other proceedings

 

7.    

Any other proceedings on the Bill may be programmed.

 


 

 

Revised 18 July 2019