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

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Mr Christopher Leslie


Schedule     15,     page     224,     line     38,     at end insert—

'Armed Forces (Pensions and Compensation) Act 2004 (c.32)In Schedule 1, paragraphs 8 and 9.'.

Mr Christopher Leslie


Schedule     15,     page     224,     line     38,     at end insert—

Functions under legislation relating to Northern Ireland

ReferenceExtent of repeal or revocation
Coroners Act (Northern Ireland) 1959 (c. 15 (N.I.)).In section 36(1)—
in paragraph (a) "made after consultation with the Treasury,";in paragraph (b) "made after consultation with the Lord Chief Justice".
County Courts Act (Northern Ireland) 1959 (c. 25 (N.I.))In section 105(4) "Lord Chancellor's".
In section 107(4) "Lord Chancellor's".
Resident Magistrates' Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 1960In section 1 "Lord Chancellor's".
Section 11.
Lands Tribunal and Compensation Act (Northern Ireland) 1964In section 2(1)(b) "Lord Chancellor's".
Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978 (c.23)In section 71(3) "Lord Chancellor's".
Section 104.
In section 119(5) "on the Lord Chancellor".
In Schedule 6, paragraphs 6(a), 11(3), 14 and 17.
Matrimonial Causes (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 (S.I. 1978/1045 (N.I. 15))In Article 48(1) the words after paragraph (b).
County Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1980 (S.I. 1980/397 (N.I. 3))In Article 2(5) "on the Lord Chancellor".
Magistrates' Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (S.I. 1981/1675 (N.I. 26))In Article 13(1) the words from "or as" to "Article 14".
Article 14.
In Article 37(5) "Without prejudice to Article 14,".
In Article 168 "on the Lord Chancellor".
Pensions Appeal Tribunals (Northern Ireland) Rules 1981 (S.R. 1981/231)In Rule 2(1)—
in the definition of "the Deputy President", "by the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland";in the definition of "the President", "by the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland".
Merchant Shipping (Formal Investigations) Rules 1985Rule 17(a).
Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 (S.I. 1986/595 (N.I. 4))In Schedule 3, in paragraph 1(b) and (c) "after consultation with the Head of the Department".
In Schedule 6, paragraph 19.
Deregulation (Model Appeal Provisions) Order (Northern Ireland) 1997 (S.R. 1997/269)In the Schedule, in rule 6 (appointment of tribunal)—
in paragraph (3)(a) omit "but";omit paragraph (3)(b).
Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002 (c. 26)Section 12(2) and (3).
In Schedule 3, paragraph 33.
Schedule 5.
In Schedule 13—
the entry relating to section 119(5) of the Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978;the entry relating to the County Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1980;
the entry relating to Article 168 of the Magistrates' Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981.
Health and Personal Social Services (Quality, Improvements and Regulation) (Northern Ireland) Order 2003 (S.I. 2003/431 (N.I. 9))In Schedule 2, paragraph 3(3).
In Schedule 4, the amendment of Schedule 6 to the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002.'.

Mr Christopher Leslie


Schedule     15,     page     225,     leave out lines 8 to 11.


Mr Christopher Leslie


Schedule     15,     page     225,     line     11,     at end insert—

'Patronage (Benefices) Measure 1986 (No. 3)Section 36.
Priests (Ordination of Women) Measure 1993 (No. 2)Section 2(4)(c).
In section 7(1) the words from "and to" to "Lord Chancellor".'.

Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Jonathan Djanogly


Schedule     15,     page     225,     line     12,     leave out from beginning to end of line 43 on page 226.


Mr Christopher Leslie


Schedule     15,     page     225,     line     18,     at end insert—

'Railway and Canal Traffic Act 1888 (c.25)Section 17(5).'.

Mr Christopher Leslie


Schedule     15,     page     225,     line     20,     at end insert—

'Commissioners for Oaths Act 1889 (c.10)In section 11 the definition of "Supreme Court".
Notice of Accidents Act 1894 (c.28)Section 8.'.

Mr Christopher Leslie


Schedule     15,     page     225,     line     29,     at end insert—

'Northern Ireland Act 1962 (c. 30)In section 29(1) the definition of "the Supreme Court".'.

Mr Christopher Leslie


Schedule     15,     page     226,     line     10,     at end insert—

'Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (S.I. 1981/228 (N.I. 8))In Part 1 of Schedule 1, paragraph 1(b).'.

Mr Christopher Leslie


Schedule     15,     page     226,     line     36,     at end insert—

'Freedom of Information Act 2000 (c. 36)In Part 7 of Schedule 1, "The Northern Ireland Supreme Court Rules Committee.".'.


Mr Christopher Leslie


Clause     119,     page     52,     line     10,     leave out 'Part 5 extends' and insert 'Section (Representations to the Northern Ireland Assembly) and Part 5 extend'.


Mr Christopher Leslie


Clause     120,     page     52,     line     16,     leave out 'Minister' and insert 'Lord Chancellor'.


Mr Christopher Leslie


Clause     120,     page     52,     line     18,     at end insert—

'(aa) sections 15 to 19;'.


Mr Christopher Leslie


Clause     120,     page     52,     line     22,     at end insert—

'(f) Schedules 5 and 6;'.


Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Jonathan Djanogly


Clause     120,     page     52,     line     25,     leave out subsections (4) and (5).


Mr Christopher Leslie


Clause     120,     page     52,     line     26,     leave out 'Minister' and insert 'Lord Chancellor'.


Mr Christopher Leslie


Clause     120,     page     52,     line     29,     leave out 'Minister' and insert 'Lord Chancellor'.


Mr Christopher Leslie


Clause     121,     page     53,     line     1,     leave out subsection (2).


Disclosure of information to the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission


Mr Christopher Leslie


To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   The Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002 (c.26) ("the 2002 Act") is amended as follows.

    (2)   After section 5 of the 2002 Act insert—

    "5A   Disclosure of information to the Commission

    (1)   Information which is held by or on behalf of a permitted person (whether obtained before or after this section comes into force) may be disclosed to the Commission or a committee of the Commission for the purposes of selection under section 5.

    (2)   A disclosure under this section is not to be taken to breach any restriction on the disclosure of information (however imposed).

    (3)   But nothing in this section authorises the making of a disclosure—

(a) which contravenes the Data Protection Act 1998 (c.29), or

(b) which is prohibited by Part 1 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (c.23).

    (4)   This section does not affect a power to disclose which exists apart from this section.

    (5)   The following are permitted persons—

(a) a chief officer of police of a police force in England and Wales;

(b) a chief constable of a police force in Scotland;

(c) the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland;

(d) the Director General of the National Criminal Intelligence Service;

(e) the Director General of the National Crime Squad;

(f) the Commissioners of Inland Revenue;

(g) the Commissioners of Customs and Excise.

    (6)   The Lord Chancellor may by order designate as permitted persons other persons who exercise functions which he considers are of a public nature (including a body or person discharging regulatory functions in relation to any description of activities).

    (7)   Information must not be disclosed under this section on behalf of the Commissioners of Inland Revenue or on behalf of the Commissioners of Customs and Excise unless the Commissioners concerned authorise the disclosure.

    (8)   The power to authorise a disclosure under subsection (7) may be delegated (either generally or for a specific purpose)—

(a) in the case of the Commissioners of Inland Revenue, to an officer of the Board of Inland Revenue,

(b) in the case of the Commissioners of Customs and Excise, to a customs officer.

    (9)   For the purposes of this section a customs officer is a person commissioned by the Commissioners of Customs and Excise under section 6(3) of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 (c.2).".'.

Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Ombudsman


Mr Christopher Leslie


To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   The italic cross-heading before section 9 of the 2002 Act is omitted.

    (2)   After that section insert—

       "The Ombudsman

    9A   Judicial Appointments Ombudsman

    (1)   There is to be a Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Ombudsman.

    (2)   The Ombudsman is appointed by Her Majesty on the recommendation of the Lord Chancellor.

    (3)   Schedule 3A makes further provision about the Ombudsman."

    (3)   Schedule (Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Ombudsman) inserts Schedule 3A to the 2002 Act.'.

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