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

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Encouragement of diversity


Keith Vaz
Peter Bottomley
Mr Hilton Dawson
Ross Cranston
Dr Alan Whitehead


To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   The Commission, in performing its functions under this Part, must have regard to the need to encourage diversity in the range of persons available for selection for appointments.

    (2)   This section is subject to section 57.'.


Mr Christopher Leslie


Clause     112,     page     50,     line     23,     after '16', insert ', 18'.


Mr Christopher Leslie


Clause     114,     page     50,     leave out line 36.


Mr Christopher Leslie


Clause     115,     page     50,     line     40,     leave out 'Minister' and insert 'Lord Chancellor'.


Mr Christopher Leslie


Clause     115,     page     51,     line     18,     at end insert—

'(c) amend or repeal an enactment or subordinate legislation, whenever passed or made, in consequence of section (Renaming of Supreme Courts of England and Wales and Northern Ireland).'.


Mr Christopher Leslie


Clause     116,     page     51,     line     27,     leave out 'Minister' and insert 'Lord Chancellor'.


Mr Christopher Leslie


Clause     116,     page     51,     line     30,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   Regulations under section 96, (Scotland)(5) or (Northern Ireland)(5) are to be made in the form of a statutory instrument to which the Statutory Instruments Act 1946 applies as if the regulations were made by a Minister of the Crown.'.


Mr Christopher Leslie


Clause     116,     page     51,     line     40,     after paragraph (b) insert—

'(ba) an order under section 16(1) which amends subordinate legislation of which a draft was required to be laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament, except where the only such amendment consists of provision that falls within subsection (2)(b) of section 16;'.


Mr Christopher Leslie


Schedule     14,     page     217,     line     6,     at end insert—

'Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967 (c. 13)

11A (1) The Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967 is amended as follows.

(2) In section 5 (matters subject to investigation) in subsection (6) for "Lord Chancellor's Department" substitute "Department for Constitutional Affairs".

(3) In Schedule 2 (departments etc. subject to investigation) in the note relating to the Department for Constitutional Affairs omit "the Lord Chancellor's Department and".

(4) In Schedule 3 (matters not subject to investigation) at the end insert—

"12 (1) Action not otherwise within this Schedule which is taken in the course of administrative functions exercised at the direction, or on the authority (whether express or implied), of a judge of any court established under the law of England and Wales or Northern Ireland.

(2) In this paragraph "judge" includes—

(a)   a person appointed under section 89 of, and Part 2 or 3 of Schedule 2 to, the Supreme Court Act 1981, and

(b)   a Master or District Judge appointed under section 70 of, and Schedule 3 to, the Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978."

Patronage (Benefices) Measure 1986 (No. 3)

11B  Section 36 of the Patronage (Benefices) Measure 1986 ceases to have effect.

Priests (Ordination of Women) Measure 1993 (No. 2)

11C (1) The Priests (Ordination of Women) Measure 1993 is amended as follows.

(2) Omit section 2(4)(c) (notice of declaration by Bishop to be given to Lord Chancellor).

(3) In section 7(1) (benefices in the patronage of the Crown etc), omit the words from "and to" to "Lord Chancellor".'.


Mr Christopher Leslie


Schedule     14,     page     217,     line     18,     at end insert—

'Railway and Canal Traffic Act 1888 (c.25)

  Section 17(5) of the Railway and Canal Traffic Act 1888 ceases to have effect.'.


Mr Christopher Leslie


Schedule     14,     page     221,     line     6,     leave out paragraph 30 and insert—

  'In Schedule 4 to the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal) (as inserted by the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc) Act 2004), in paragraph 5(1)(a) (President of the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal) for "the Appellate Jurisdiction Act 1859 (c. 59)" substitute "Part 3 of Constitutional Reform Act 2005 or who is or has been a member of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council".'.


Mr Christopher Leslie


Schedule     14,     page     221,     line     18,     at end insert—

'Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978 (c. 23)

 (1) Section 12B of the Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978 as substituted by section 6 of the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002 (c.26) (c. 26) is amended as follows.

(2) In subsection (3)(b) at the end insert "or, if the Lord Chancellor is not a member of that House, by another Minister of the Crown at his request."

(3) In subsections (4) and (5) for "Neither the Prime Minister nor the Lord Chancellor may make" substitute "The Prime Minister may not make, and the Lord Chancellor may not make or request the making of,".

(4) In subsection (7) for the words from "and the Lord Chancellor" to the end substitute "and a person making such a motion in the House of Lords shall lay a copy of them before that House before making the motion."'.


Mr Christopher Leslie


Schedule     15,     page     222,     leave out line 1.


Mr Christopher Leslie


Schedule     15,     page     222,     line     26,     at end insert—

'Pluralities Act 1838 (c. 106)In section 126 "or persons".
In section 128 "or persons" in the second place.
Ecclesiastical Leasing Act 1842 (c. 108)In section 22 "or persons".'.

Mr Christopher Leslie


Schedule     15,     page     222,     line     29,     column 2, at end insert—

'Section 18(2).'

Mr Christopher Leslie


Schedule     15,     page     222,     line     30,     at end insert—

'Pensions Appeal Tribunals Act 1943 (c.39)Section 13.
Section 14.'.

Mr Christopher Leslie


Schedule     15,     page     222,     line     34,     at end insert—

'Land Powers (Defence) Act 1958 (c.30)In Schedule 2, paragraphs 10 and 11.'

Mr Christopher Leslie


Schedule     15,     page     222,     line     37,     at end insert—

'Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967 (c. 13)In Schedule 2 in the note relating to the Department for Constitutional Affairs "the Lord Chancellor's Department and".'.

Mr Christopher Leslie


Schedule     15,     page     222,     line     37,     at end insert—

'Transport Act 1962 (c.46)In Schedule 11, paragraph 10.'.

Mr Christopher Leslie


Schedule     15,     page     222,     line     38,     column 2, at beginning insert—

'In section 24(1)—
", he may";in paragraph (a) "or" in the last place where it occurs.'.

Mr Christopher Leslie


Schedule     15,     page     223,     line     6,     at end insert—

'Pensions Appeal Tribunals (Posthumous Appeals) Order 1980 (S.I. 1980/1082)Article 10(b) and (c).
Article 11(b) and (c).'.

Mr Christopher Leslie


Schedule     15,     page     223,     line     19,     column 2, at end insert—

'In section 11(1) "except the Lord Chancellor".'.

Mr Christopher Leslie


Schedule     15,     page     223,     column 2, leave out line 25.


Mr Christopher Leslie


Schedule     15,     page     223,     column 2, leave out lines 41 to 43 and insert—

'In Schedule 2, in paragraph 1(b) and (c) "after consultation with the Secretary of State".'.

Mr Christopher Leslie


Schedule     15,     page     223,     line     43,     at end insert—

'Pastoral Measure 1983 (No. 1)In section 81(2)—
in paragraph (a) the words from ", or a" to "books" and "last-mentioned";paragraph (b).'.

Mr Christopher Leslie


Schedule     15,     page     223,     line     50,     at end insert—

'Finance Act 1988 (c.39)Section 134(4).'

Mr Christopher Leslie


Schedule     15,     page     224,     line     5,     column     2,     at beginning insert—

'Section 6(9).'

Mr Christopher Leslie


Schedule     15,     page     224,     line     18,     column 2, at beginning insert—

'In section 1(3) "or alter".'.

Mr Christopher Leslie


Schedule     15,     page     224,     leave out line 22


Mr Christopher Leslie


Schedule     15,     page     224,     line     22,     at end insert—

'Terrorism Act 2000 (c.11)In section 74—
in paragraph (a) from "the Lord Chancellor" to "directs that";in paragraph (b) "the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland directs that".'.

Mr Christopher Leslie


Schedule     15,     page     224,     line     24,     at end insert—

'Enterprise Act 2002 (c.40)In section 268(7) "made with the concurrence of the Lord Chancellor".'

Mr Christopher Leslie


Schedule     15,     page     224,     line     30,     column 2, at end insert—

'In section 69(4) "or alter".'.

Mr Christopher Leslie


Schedule     15,     page     224,     line     32,     column 2, at end insert—

'In section 75(5) "or alter".'.

Mr Christopher Leslie


Schedule     15,     page     224,     column 2, leave out line 36.

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