Amendments proposed to the Constitutional Reform Bill [Lords] - continued House of Commons

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Mr Christopher Leslie

549

Schedule     4,     page     131,     line     28,     at end insert—

    '(6)   The Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland may nominate any of the following to exercise his functions under subsection (1)(c)—

      (a) the holder of one of the offices listed in Schedule 1 to the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002;

      (b) a Lord Justice of Appeal (as defined in section 88 of that Act).".'.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

550

Schedule     4,     page     131,     line     31,     at end insert—

    '(2A) In subsection (1)(c) for "Lord Chancellor" substitute "Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland after consulting the Lord Chancellor.".'.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

551

Schedule     4,     page     131,     line     35,     at end insert—

    '(6)   The Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland may nominate any of the following to exercise his functions under subsection (1)(c)—

      (a) the holder of one of the offices listed in Schedule 1 to the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002;

      (b) a Lord Justice of Appeal (as defined in section 88 of that Act).".'.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

552

Schedule     4,     page     131,     line     35,     at end insert—

      'In section 185 (free legal aid: supplementary), in subsection (6) (meaning of appropriate judge)—

            (a)   in paragraph (a) for "by the Lord Chancellor" substitute "under section 67";

            (b)   in paragraph (b) for "by the Lord Chancellor" substitute "under section 139".

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

553

Schedule     4,     page     134,     line     20,     at end insert—

      'Pensions Appeal Tribunals Act 1943 (c.39)

    310A (1) Section 6 of the Pensions Appeal Tribunal Act 1943 (constitution, jurisdiction and procedure of Pensions Appeal Tribunals) is amended as follows.

    (2) In subsection (2)—

            (a)   for "a judge of the High Court nominated for the purpose by the Lord Chancellor" substitute "the relevant judicial authority";

            (b)   for "judge so nominated" substitute "relevant judicial authority";

            (c)   for "that judge" substitute "that authority".

    (3) After subsection (2) insert—

    "(2ZA)   In subsection (2) "relevant judicial authority" means—

      (a) in relation to England and Wales, a judge of the High Court in England and Wales nominated for the purposes of subsection (2) by the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales after consulting the Lord Chancellor;

      (b) in relation to Scotland, the Court of Session;

      (c) in relation to Northern Ireland, the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland.

    (2ZB)   The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales may nominate a judicial office holder (as defined in section 95(4) of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005) to exercise his functions under subsection (2ZA)(a)."

    (4) After subsection (4) insert—

    "(5)   In the application of subsection (2) in relation to Northern Ireland, "rules of court" means rules of court made under section 55 of the Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978."

    (5) In relation to the enactment referred to in this paragraph, the original amending provision is paragraph 3(2) of Schedule 1 to the Armed Forces (Pensions and Compensation) Act 2004.'.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

554

Schedule     4,     page     135,     line     21,     after 'Wales', insert 'or on the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland'.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

555

Schedule     4,     page     135,     line     22,     at end insert—

    '( )   The functions conferred on the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland by this section may be exercised only after consulting the Lord Chancellor.'.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

556

Schedule     4,     page     135,     line     25,     at end insert—

    '( )   The Lord President of the Court of Session may nominate a judge of the Court of Session who is a member of the First or Second Division of the Inner House of that Court to exercise his functions under this section.

    ( )   The Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland may nominate any of the following to exercise his functions under this section—

      (a) the holder of one of the offices listed in Schedule 1 to the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002;

      (b) a Lord Justice of Appeal (as defined in section 88 of that Act).".'.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

454

Schedule     4,     page     135,     line     31,     leave out from first 'of' to end of line 3 on page 136 and insert 'the appropriate senior judge.

    ( )   The appropriate senior judge is the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wale, unless—

      (a) the member to be removed exercises functions wholly or mainly in Scotland, in which case it is the Lord President of the Court of Session, or

      (b) the member to be removed exercises functions wholly or mainly in Northern Ireland, in which case it is the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland.".'

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

557

Schedule     4,     page     136,     line     13,     at end insert—

    '(4)   The Lord President of the Court of Session may nominate a judge of the Court of Session who is a member of the First or Second Division of the Inner House of that Court to exercise his functions under this section.

    (5)   The Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland may nominate any of the following to exercise his functions under this section—

      (a) the holder of one of the offices listed in Schedule 1 to the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002 (c.26);

      (b) a Lord Justice of Appeal (as defined in section 88 of that Act).".'

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

456

Schedule     4,     page     137,     line     38,     leave out sub-paragraph (b).

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

457

Schedule     4,     page     138,     line     16,     after 'of', insert 'Schedule 8 to'.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

458

Schedule     4,     page     139,     line     7,     after 'of', insert 'Schedule 8 to'.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

459

Schedule     4,     page     139,     line     10,     leave out paragraph 328.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

558

Schedule     4,     page     139,     line     19,     at end insert—

      'Railways Act 1993 (c.43)

    328A   The Railways Act 1993 is amended as follows.

    328B (1) In section 91 (transfer schemes: general), in subsection (7)(c) for "Lord Chancellor" substitute "Chairman of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in Northern Ireland".

    (2) In relation to the enactment referred to in this paragraph, the original amending provision is section 274 of, and Schedule 31 to, the Transport Act 2000.

    328C (1) Schedule 8 (transfers by transfer scheme) is amended as follows.

    (2) In paragraph 14 (third parties affected by vesting provisions), in sub-paragraph (5)(c) for "Lord Chancellor" substitute "Chairman for the time being of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in Northern Ireland".

    (3) In relation to the enactment referred to in this paragraph, the original amending provision is section 274 of, and Schedule 31 to, the Transport Act 2000.'.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

460

Schedule     4,     page     143,     line     1,     leave out 'with the concurrence of' and insert 'after consulting'.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

461

Schedule     4,     page     143,     line     41,     leave out 'section' and insert 'paragraph'.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

462

Schedule     4,     page     144,     line     7,     at end insert—

      'Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (c.41)

    (1) In Schedule 5 to the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (Immigration Appeal Tribunal), paragraph 3 (appointment of President) is amended as follows.

    (2) That paragraph becomes sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 3.

    (3) In that sub-paragraph, after "Lord Chancellor shall" insert ", with the concurrence of the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Lord President of the Court of Session and the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland,".

    (4) After that sub-paragraph insert—

    "(2)   The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales may nominate a judicial office holder (as defined in section 95(4) of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005) to exercise his functions under this paragraph.

    (3) The Lord President of the Court of Session may nominate a judge of the Court of Session who is a member of the First or Second Division of the Inner House of that Court to exercise his functions under this paragraph.

    (4) The Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland may nominate any of the following to exercise his functions under this paragraph—

            (a)   the holder of one of the offices listed in Schedule 1 to the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002 (c.26);

            (b)   a Lord Justice of Appeal (as defined in section 88 of that Act)."

    (5) In relation to the enactment referred to in this paragraph, the original amending provision is section 26(5)(b) of the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Act 2004 (c.19).'.


   

Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Jonathan Djanogly

355

Clause     14,     page     6,     line     9,     leave out from 'that' to end of line 14 and insert 'I will well and truly serve our Sovereign..........in the office of Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain and that I will faithfully and at all times uphold the continued independence of the judiciary and the rule of law, in accordance with the laws and usages of this Realm.".'.


 
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