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Amendment Paper as at
Monday 26th April 2004

CONSIDERATION OF BILL


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

JUSTICE (NORTHERN IRELAND) BILL, AS AMENDED

NEW CLAUSES

Anti-social behaviour

   

Mr David Lidington
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Desmond Swayne
Mr Hugo Swire
Mr Andrew Robathan

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   The Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument introduce anti-social behaviour orders; child curfew orders, parenting orders; and provisions to deal with racially aggravated offences in Northern Ireland.

    (2)   No order shall be made under this section unless a draft of the Order has been laid before and approved by a Resolution of each House of Parliament.'.


Lateral entry to Police Service of Northern Ireland for serving full-time reserve officers

   

Mr Andrew Hunter
The Reverend Ian Paisley
Mr Peter Robinson
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson
Mrs Iris Robinson
Mr Nigel Dodds

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

       'After section 45 of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000 insert—

       "45A     Lateral Entry to Police Service for Northern Ireland for Serving Full-Time Reserve Officers

    (1)   Those serving in the full-time reserve of the Police Service of Northern Ireland having completed one year's service may apply for a transfer to be police trainees.

    (2)   Such transfers will be automatically accepted by the Chief Constable unless:

      (a) the applicant is subject to disciplinary action; or

      (b) the applicant is subject to an investigation by the Police Ombudsman.

    (3)   A person making an application under this section will not be subject to the provisions of section 46.".'.


Discrimination in appointments

   

Mr Andrew Hunter
The Reverend Ian Paisley
Mr Peter Robinson
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson
Mr Nigel Dodds

Mrs Iris Robinson

NC3

To move the following Clause:—

       'For section 46 of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000 substitute—

       "46     Discrimination in appointments

       In making appointments under section 39 the Chief Constable shall appoint candidates on merit alone.".'.


Anti-social behaviour: Report

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Desmond Swayne
Mr Hugo Swire
Mr Andrew Robathan

NC4

To move the following Clause:—

       'The Secretary of State shall, within 6 months of the commencement of the Act, present to Parliament a report setting out legislative proposals to implement anti-social behaviour orders, child curfew orders, parenting orders and provisions for dealing with racially aggravated offences in Northern Ireland.'.


   

Mr David Trimble

8

Page     1,     line     5     [Clause     1],     leave out from 'Schedule 1' to end of line 7.


   

Mr Alistair Carmichael
Mr David Trimble

4

Page     2,     line     3     [Clause     2],     leave out from 'Chancellor' to end of line 5.

   

Mr Alistair Carmichael

5

Page     2,     line     6     [Clause     2],     leave out 'their' and insert 'his'.

   

Mr David Trimble

11

Page     2,     line     9     [Clause     2],     at end insert—

    '(1A)   At the beginning of subsection 8 of section 3 of the 2002 Act, insert "The lay members should be selected on the basis of the additional value they would bring to the Commission's deliberation, including such qualities as experience of selection processes, the court users' perspective and the ability to assess the personal qualities of candidates".

    (1B) (1)   In Schedule 2 to the 2002 Act in paragraph 11 (Delegation) for sub-paragraph (1) leave out from "functions" to end and insert "except the function of selecting a person for appointment, or recommendation for appointment, to an office, to any of its committees".

    (2)   In Schedule 2 to the 2002 Act, leave out paragraph 12.'.

   

Mr David Trimble

13

Page     2,     line     9     [Clause     2],     at end insert—

    '(1C)   In Schedule 2 to the 2002 Act after paragraph 8 insert—

    "8A (1) A Committee for interviewing for appointment as a High Court Judge shall consist of the Lord Chief Justice or a Lord Justice of appeal acting under section 3(4), a lay member and a judicial member.

    (2) A Committee for interviewing for appointments at deputy resident magistrate and above shall include one member of the judiciary at the tier to which the appointment is to be made.

    (3) A Committee for interviewing for appointments to a tribunal shall include a person with detailed knowledge and experience of the tribunal concerned.'.

   

Mr David Trimble

25

Page     2,     line     18,     leave out Clause 3.

   

Mr Andrew Hunter
The Reverend Ian Paisley
Mr Peter Robinson
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson
Mr Nigel Dodds

Mrs Iris Robinson

23

Page     2     [Clause     3],     leave out lines 26 to 40.


   

Mr David Lidington
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Desmond Swayne
Mr Hugo Swire

1

Page     3,     line     25,     leave out Clause 5.

   

Mr Andrew Hunter
The Reverend Ian Paisley
Mr Peter Robinson
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson
Mr Nigel Dodds

Mrs Iris Robinson

22

Page     3,     line     38     [Clause     6],     after 'shall', insert 'within his discretion'.


   

Mr Eddie McGrady

17

Page     4,     line     2     [Clause     6],     at end insert—

    '(4AA)   The Director shall refer to the Ombudsman any allegation coming to his attention that a police officer—

      (a) may have committed a criminal offence; or

      (b) may, in the course of a criminal investigation, have behaved in a manner which would justify disciplinary proceedings,

       which is not the subject of a complaint, unless it appears to the Director that the Ombudsman is already aware of the allegation.'.

   

Mr Eddie McGrady

18

Page     4,     line     3     [Clause     6],     after '(4A)', insert 'and (4AA).'.

   

Mr Eddie McGrady

19

Page     4,     line     6     [Clause     6],     leave out from 'insert', and insert ', (4A), or (4AA),'.

   

Mr Eddie McGrady

20

Page     4,     line     11     [Clause     6],     leave out from 'substitute' to end and insert ', (4), (4A) or (4AA).'.

   

Mr Alistair Carmichael

7

Page     4,     line     13,     leave out Clause 7.

   

Mr Alistair Carmichael

6

Page     4,     line     27     [Clause     7],     leave out 'term not exceeding six months' and insert 'life'.

   

Mr David Trimble

14

Page     4,     line     29     [Clause     7],     leave out 'a term not exceeding 5 years' and insert 'life'.

   

Mr David Trimble

15

Page     4     [Clause     7],     leave out lines 31 and 32.

   

Mr David Trimble

16

Page     4,     line     38     [Clause     8],     at end insert 'contained in binding treaties ratified by the United Kingdom.'.


   

Mr David Trimble

9

Page     12,     line     5     [Schedule     1],     at beginning insert 'in section 1 of the 2002 Act, leave out "of Justice".'.


   

Mr John Spellar

2

Page     18,     line     3     [Schedule     3],     at end insert—

      '(aa) a statutory officer (within the meaning of section 70 of the Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978) who is exercising functions in the building,'.

   

Mr John Spellar

3

Page     18,     line     4     [Schedule     3],     leave out ', (c), (d) or (e)' and insert 'or (c)'.


   

Mr Andrew Hunter
The Reverend Ian Paisley
Mr Peter Robinson
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson
Mr Nigel Dodds

Mrs Iris Robinson

24

Page     20,     line     4     [Schedule     4],     at end insert—

'Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000 (c. 32)Section 47.'.


   

Mr Andrew Hunter
The Reverend Ian Paisley
Mr Peter Robinson
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson
Mrs Iris Robinson
Mr Nigel Dodds

21

Title,     line     12,     after 'services', insert 'to amend Part VI of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000;'.

   

Mr David Lidington
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Desmond Swayne
Mr Hugo Swire

26

*Title,     line     12,     after 'services', insert 'to require the Secretary of State to present to Parliament a report setting out certain legislative proposals relating to criminal justice in Northern Ireland.'.


ORDER OF THE HOUSE [10th MARCH 2004]

That the following provisions shall apply to the Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords]:

Committal

    1.   The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

Proceedings in Standing Committee

    2.   Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on 1st April 2004.

    3.   The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

Consideration and Third Reading

    4.   Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings 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.   Sessional Order B (programming committees) made on 28th June 2001 shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

Other proceedings

    7.   Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further message from the Lords) may be programmed.


 
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