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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 1st July 2003

STANDING COMMITTEE D


COURTS BILL [LORDS]

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee [26th June 2003].

   

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)'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Angela Watkinson

15

Clause     11,     page     6,     line     23,     after 'satisfied', insert 'on reasonable grounds'.


   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Angela Watkinson

16

Clause     12,     page     6,     line     27,     at end insert 'and a copy is to be laid in the Library of the House of Commons and the copy laid there is to be regularly updated as appropriate.'.


   

Mr David Heath
Norman Lamb

121

Clause     14,     page     7,     line     15,     at end insert—

    '(3)   If the Lord Chancellor directs the removal of a person's name under subsection (2), he shall give his reasons for so directing.'.


   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Angela Watkinson

17

Clause     15,     page     7,     line     22,     at end insert 'and are to be reviewed by the Lord Chancellor at least at five yearly intervals to consider the effect of inflation on these allowances.'.


   

Mr David Heath
Norman Lamb

122

Clause     17,     page     8,     line     40,     leave out ', or a person acting on his behalf,'.

   

Mr David Heath
Norman Lamb

123

Clause     17,     page     9,     line     10,     leave out 'experienced' and insert 'assigned to and acting as'.


   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Angela Watkinson

31

Clause     21,     page     10,     line     34,     at end insert ', and shall take into account the views of lay justices in any local justice area before making any changes regarding that local justice area, and in particular shall not allow any court building in any local justice area to be closed if the lay justices believe that location needs a court to continue to operate there in the interests of local justice, regardless of Lord Chancellor's Department circulars and guidance.'.


   

Mr David Heath
Norman Lamb

124

Clause     22,     page     10,     line     37,     leave out 'Chancellor' and insert 'Chief Justice'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Angela Watkinson

33

Clause     22,     page     10,     line     39,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   Before making a recommendation under subsection (1), the Lord Chancellor shall consult the lay justices of the local justice area to which it is intended that the District Judge may be assigned.'.

   

Mr David Heath
Norman Lamb

125

Clause     22,     page     11,     line     9,     leave out 'Chancellor' and insert 'Chief Justice'.


   

Mr David Heath
Norman Lamb

126

Clause     23,     page     11,     line     12,     leave out 'Chancellor' and insert 'Chief Justice'.


   

Mr David Heath
Norman Lamb

127

Clause     24,     page     11,     line     18,     leave out 'Chancellor' and insert 'Chief Justice'.

   

Mr David Heath
Norman Lamb

128

Clause     24,     page     11,     line     27,     leave out 'Chancellor' and insert 'Chief Justice'.


   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Angela Watkinson

34

Clause     27,     page     12,     line     23,     after '2(1)', insert 'to be clerk of a local justice area'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Angela Watkinson

37

Clause     27,     page     12,     line     24,     at end insert 'appointed to serve on one or more local justice areas.'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Angela Watkinson

35

Clause     27,     page     12,     line     28,     leave out 'or'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Angela Watkinson

36

Clause     27,     page     12,     line     29,     at end insert 'or

      (d) is appointed with the agreement of the chairman and deputy chairman of the local justice area.'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Angela Watkinson

38

Clause     27,     page     13,     line     1,     at end insert 'appointed with the agreement of the clerk of the local justice area.'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Angela Watkinson

39

Clause     27,     page     13,     line     7,     at end insert—

    '( )   Before the Lord Chancellor takes steps to remove a justices' clerk from office he shall—

      (a) consult the justices for the relevant local justice area,

      (b) consult the courts board for the area which includes the relevant local justice area, and

      (c) consider any recommendations made to him by the justices, the courts board or the justices' clerk who is under notice of removal.'.


   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Angela Watkinson

40

Clause     28,     page     13,     line     10,     leave out 'things' and insert 'matters currently'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Angela Watkinson

41

Clause     28,     page     13,     line     10,     leave out second ', to'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Angela Watkinson

42

Clause     28,     page     13,     line     13,     leave out 'things' and insert 'matters currently'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Angela Watkinson

43

Clause     28,     page     13,     line     13,     leave out second ', to'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Angela Watkinson

44

Clause     28,     page     13,     line     15,     at end insert 'and not by any other person'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Angela Watkinson

45

Clause     28,     page     13,     line     44,     at end insert—

    '( )   A justices' clerk shall not spend fewer than two years in the same local justice area.'.


   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Angela Watkinson

46

Clause     30,     page     14,     line     14,     at end insert—

    '( )   In discharging his duty under subsection (1), the Lord Chancellor shall have regard to the need to ensure that all members of the community have reasonable access to a local magistrates' court.'.

   

Mr David Heath
Norman Lamb

2

Clause     30,     page     14,     line     17,     at end insert—

    '( )   Before giving any direction under subsection (1), the Lord Chancellor shall consult with—

      (a) the relevant courts board;

      (b) any local authorities whose area includes the relevant local justice area or a part of the local justice area.'.

   

Mr David Heath
Norman Lamb

129

Clause     30,     page     14,     line     33,     after 'place', insert 'in the local justice area'.


   

Mr David Heath
Norman Lamb

130

Clause     37,     page     18,     line     3,     leave out 'justice of the peace'.

   

Mr David Heath
Norman Lamb

131

Clause     37,     page     18,     line     7,     leave out 'justice of the peace'.


   

Christopher Leslie

21

Clause     41,     page     20,     line     27,     at end insert—

    '( )   No act is invalidated merely because of the disqualification under this section of the person by whom it is done.'.

 
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