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Tuesday 24th June 2003


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STANDING COMMITTEE D

COURTS BILL, [LORDS]


RESOLUTION OF THE PROGRAMMING SUB-COMMITTEE

The Programming Sub-Committee appointed by the Speaker in respect of the Bill agreed the following Resolution at its meeting on Monday 16th June (Sessional Order C relating to Programming):

       That—

      (1) during proceedings on the Courts Bill [Lords] the Standing Committee shall meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m., except that the Committee shall not meet on Thursday 3rd July;

      (2) 8 sittings in all shall be allotted to the consideration of the Bill by the Committee;

      (3) the proceedings to be taken at the sittings shall be as shown in the second column of the Table below and shall be taken in the order so shown;

      (4) the proceedings which under paragraph (3) are to be taken at any sitting shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the time specified in the third column of the Table;

      (5) paragraph (3) does not prevent proceedings being taken (in the order shown in the second column of the Table) at any earlier sitting than that provided for under paragraph (3) if previous proceedings have already been concluded.

TABLE

Sitting
Proceedings
Time for conclusion of proceedings
26th June (a.m.),
(p.m.)
1st July (a.m.),
(p.m.)
Clauses 1 to 4, Schedule 1;
Clauses 5 to 6, Schedule 2;
Clauses 7 to 35; Clauses 37 to 45, Schedule 4; Clauses 46 to 65, Schedule 5; Clauses 66 to 85.
5.00 p.m. on 1st July
8th July (a.m.), (p.m.)Clauses 86 to 94; Clause 97, Schedule 6; Clauses 98 to 104; Clause 107; Schedules 7 and 8; Clauses 108 to 110.5.00 p.m.
10th July (a.m.),
(p.m.)
Clause 36, Schedule 3; Clauses 95, 96, 105 and 106; new Clauses, new Schedules and any remaining proceedings on the Bill.5.00 p.m.

Mr Christopher Leslie has given notice of his intention to make a motion in the terms of the Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee [Sessional Order C(9) relating to Programming (28th June 2001).]


   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Angela Watkinson

3

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     5,     after 'an' insert 'accessible,'.

   

Mr David Heath
Norman Lamb

1

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     5,     leave out 'and effective' and insert ', effective and accessible'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Angela Watkinson

6

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     19,     at end insert 'and in particular a detailed analysis of the operation of this Act, especially the question of accessibility of the courts to court users.'.

   

Mr David Heath
Norman Lamb

109

*Clause     1,     page     1,     line     19,     at end insert—

    '(5)   In the course of preparation of any report under subsection (4), the Lord Chancellor must, in respect of each local justice area, consult with court users on the accessibility of courts situated in the relevant area.'.


   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Angela Watkinson

7

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     21,     at end insert—

    '( )   The Lord Chancellor shall ensure that justices' clerks do not become civil servants but retain their pre-existing employment status and rights.'.

   

Mr David Heath
Norman Lamb

110

*Clause     2,     page     2,     line     29,     leave out 'and'.

   

Mr David Heath
Norman Lamb

111

*Clause     2,     page     2,     line     30,     at end insert 'and

      (e) persons who appear to him to be representative of the lay justices.'.


   

Christopher Leslie

18

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     40,     leave out 'shall' and insert 'may'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Angela Watkinson

8

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     42,     at end insert 'subject to the overriding priority that courts should remain accessible to court users and that there should be at least one magistrates' court in each borough or district council area (or equivalent for each local government area in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) in the United Kingdom.'.


   

Christopher Leslie

19

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     17,     leave out 'Subject to subsection (7),'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Angela Watkinson

9

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     21,     at end insert 'if a police authority area changes, but may not change the coterminosity of a court board area with a police authority area.'.

   

Christopher Leslie

20

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     29,     leave out from 'Chancellor' to second 'the' in line 34 and insert 'must have regard to the desirability of specifying areas which are the same as—

      (a) the police areas listed in Schedule 1 to the Police Act 1996 (c.16) (division of England and Wales, except London, into police areas), and

      (b) the area consisting of '.

As an Amendment to Christopher Leslie's proposed Amendment (No. 20) (Clause 4, page 3, line 29):

   

Mr David Heath
Norman Lamb

(a)

*Line     3,     at end insert ', or fall entirely within,'.


   

Christopher Leslie

24

Schedule     1,     page     60,     line     9,     leave out 'who are assigned' and insert ', each of whom is assigned'.


   

Mr David Heath
Norman Lamb

115

*Clause     5,     page     4,     line     3,     after 'concerned,', insert—

      '( ) in particular, to scrutinise, review and make recommendations about the way in which the Lord Chancellor is discharging his duty under section 21 in relation to the courts with which the board is concerned,'.

   

Mr David Heath
Norman Lamb

112

*Clause     5,     page     4,     line     3,     leave out 'and'.

   

Mr David Heath
Norman Lamb

113

*Clause     5,     page     4,     line     5,     at end insert 'and

      (c) any other function which the Lord Chancellor may prescribe by statutory instrument laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.'.

   

Mr David Heath
Norman Lamb

114

*Clause     5,     page     4,     line     20,     at end insert—

    '( )   The Lord Chancellor must prepare and issue to the boards guidance about how they should carry out any function prescribed by order under subsection (1)(c).'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Angela Watkinson

10

Clause     5,     page     4,     line     24,     at end insert 'and may not come into force until it has been approved by an affirmative resolution passed by both Houses of Parliament'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Angela Watkinson

32

Clause     5,     page     4,     line     24,     at end insert 'and may only be issued once approved by an order made by both Houses of Parliament.'.


   

Mr David Heath
Norman Lamb

116

*Schedule     2,     page     61,     line     25,     leave out 'or in connection with'.

   

Mr David Heath
Norman Lamb

117

*Schedule     2,     page     61,     leave out lines 36 and 37.


   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Angela Watkinson

11

Clause     8,     page     5,     line     10,     at end insert 'which are to be coterminous with the boundaries of the relevant local government area.'.

   

Mr David Heath
Norman Lamb

118

*Clause     8,     page     5,     line     13,     at end insert—

    '( )   No local justice area may include areas which form part of more than one area specified under section 4.'.

   

Mr David Heath
Norman Lamb

119

*Clause     8,     page     5,     line     13,     at end insert—

    '( )   No local justice area may include areas which form part of more than one area established under Schedule 1 to the Police Act 1996 (c. 16).'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Angela Watkinson

12

Clause     8,     page     5,     line     14,     at end insert 'but may not change the coterminosity of a local justice with a local government area.'.


   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Angela Watkinson

13

Clause     10,     page     6,     line     13,     at end insert ', and the rules and the contents of the training courses shall be laid before both Houses of Parliament.'.


   

Mr David Heath
Norman Lamb

120

*Clause     11,     page     6,     line     17,     leave out 'Chancellor' and insert 'Chief Justice'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Angela Watkinson

14

Clause     11,     page     6,     line     22,     after 'Chancellor', insert '(such directions to have been laid before both Houses of Parliament and approved by affirmative resolutions)'.

 
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