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

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Mr Christopher Leslie

391

Schedule     4,     page     76,     line     24,     leave out from 'of' to end of line 25 and insert 'the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales'.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

392

Schedule     4,     page     76,     line     35,     leave out from 'functions' to end of line 36 and insert 'under subsection (11A).'.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

393

Schedule     4,     page     76,     line     40,     leave out from 'section' to end of line 41.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

394

Schedule     4,     page     77,     line     2,     leave out from 'section' to end of line 4.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

395

Schedule     4,     page     77,     line     36,     leave out from first 'of' to end of line 37 and insert 'the appropriate senior judge.

    (8B)   The appropriate senior judge is the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, unless the member whose office is to be declared vacant exercises functions wholly or mainly in Northern Ireland, in which case it is the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland.".'.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

510

Schedule     4,     page     82,     line     6,     at end insert—

'Pensions Appeal Tribunals (Posthumous Appeals) Order 1980 (S.I. 1980/1082)

"80A  The Pensions Appeal Tribunals (Posthumous Appeals) Order 1980 is amended as follows.

80B  In Article 6 (directions in relation to appeals brought or continued under the Order) for "judge of the High Court nominated by the Lord Chancellor in accordance with" substitute "relevant judicial authority for the purposes of".

80C  In Article 10 (application to Scotland), omit paragraphs (b) and (c).

80D  In Article 11 (application to Northern Ireland)—

(a)   omit paragraphs (b) and (c)';

(b)   in paragraph (d) for "Chairman" substitute "President".".'.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

511

Schedule     4,     page     82,     leave out lines 33 to 35 and insert—

    '(1A)   In a case that falls within subsection (1)(c), the Lord Chancellor must consult—

(a) the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales before making a recommendation in relation to a Commissioner who holds office in England and Wales;

(b) the Lord President of the Court of Session before making a recommendation in relation to a Commissioner who holds office in Scotland;

(c) the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland before making a recommendation in relation to a Commissioner who holds office in Northern Ireland.".'.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

512

Schedule     4,     page     82,     line     39,     at end insert—

    '(8)   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.

    (9)   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

396

Schedule     4,     page     86,     line     31,     at end insert—

'( ) In subsection (1) omit "except the Lord Chancellor".'.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

645

Schedule     4,     page     90,     line     21,     leave out 'Supreme Court' and insert 'Senior Courts'.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

397

Schedule     4,     page     91,     line     1,     leave out paragraph 113 and insert—

'(1) Section 96 (Central Office) is amended as follows.

(2) In subsection (1) leave out "Lord Chancellor may" and insert "Lord Chief Justice may, with the concurrence of the Lord Chancellor,".

(3) In subsection (2) for "of the Lord Chancellor under this section" substitute "under subsection (1)".

(4) After subsection (2) insert—

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

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

398

Schedule     4,     page     92,     line     12,     leave out paragraph 123.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

399

Schedule     4,     page     93,     line     11,     at end insert—

'(1) Schedule 2 (mental health review tribunals) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph 1(b) and (c) omit "after consultation with the Secretary of State".

(3) After paragraph 1 insert—

"1A  As part of the selection process for an appointment under paragraph 1(b) or (c) the Judicial Appointments Commission shall consult the Secretary of State."'.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

400

Schedule     4,     page     93,     line     11,     at end insert—

'Pastoral Measure 1983 (No. 1)

130B (1) Section 81(2) of the Pastoral Measure 1983 (application to benefices in the patronage of the Crown or the Duke of Cornwall) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph (a)—

(a)   for the words from the beginning to "benefices" substitute "any consent under the foregoing subsection in respect of a benefice or benefices";

(b)   omit the words from ", or a" to "books";

(c)   omit "last-mentioned".

(3) Omit paragraph (b).'.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

513

Schedule     4,     page     93,     line     13,     leave out paragraph 131.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

401

Schedule     4,     page     94,     line     28,     at end insert—

  'In section 38 (remedies available in county courts), in subsection (5) for "by the Lord Chancellor under this section" substitute "under this section by the Lord Chancellor after consulting the Lord Chief Justice".'.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

514

Schedule     4,     page     95,     line     27,     at end insert—

'Inheritance Tax Act 1984 (c.51)

145A   The Inheritance Tax Act 1984 is amended as follows.

145B   In section 256 (regulations about accounts etc), for subsection (3A) substitute—

    "(3A)   Regulations under this section may only be made—

(a) in relation to England and Wales, after consulting the Lord Chancellor;

(b) in relation to Scotland, after consulting the Scottish Ministers;

(c) in relation to Northern Ireland, after consulting the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland.

    (3B)   The Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland may nominate any of the following to exercise his functions under subsection (3A)—

(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)."

145C (1) Section 257 (form etc of accounts) is amended as follows.

(2) In subsection (3) for "Lord Chancellor" substitute "Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland".

(3) After subsection (3) insert—

    "(4)   The Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland may nominate any of the following to exercise his functions under subsection (3)—

(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)."

Reserve Forces (Safeguard of Employment) Act 1985 (c.17)

 (1) Schedule 2 to the Reserve Forces (Safeguard of Employment) Act 1985 (Reinstatement Committees and Umpires) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph 2 (membership of Reinstatement Committees), for "Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland" substitute "Lord Chancellor".'.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

402

Schedule     4,     page     95,     line     31,     leave out sub-paragraph (2) and insert—

'( ) In paragraph 3 (tenure of office), after sub-paragraph (3) insert—

    "(3A)   The Lord Chancellor may remove a judicial member from office under sub-paragraph (3) only with the concurrence of the appropriate senior judge.

(3B) The appropriate senior judge is the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, unless the judicial member who is to be removed exercises functions wholly or mainly in Scotland, in which case it is the Lord President of the Court of Session.".'.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

404

Schedule     4,     page     95,     line     34,     leave out sub-paragraph (a) and insert—

'( ) in sub-paragraph (1) for "Lord Chancellor" substitute "Lord Chief Justice";

( ) after sub-paragraph (1) insert—

    "(1A)   Before exercising his functions under sub-paragraph (1) the Lord Chief Justice must—

(a)   consult the Lord Chancellor, and

(b)   obtain the agreement of the Lord President of the Court of Session.".'

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

405

Schedule     4,     page     95,     line     41,     at end insert—

'(5) 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 sub-paragraph (1A)(b).".'.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

515

Schedule     4,     page     96,     line     7,     at end insert—

'Merchant Shipping (Formal Investigations) Rules 1985 (S.I. 1985/1001)

  In rule 17 of the Merchant Shipping (Formal Investigations) Rules 1985 (application to Northern Ireland), omit sub-paragraph (a).'.'

 
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