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Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  386

 

Schedule  4,  page  75,  line  27,  after ‘Wales’, insert ‘, the Lord President of the Court

 

of Session’.

 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  387

 

Schedule  4,  page  75,  line  33,  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 paragraph.’.

 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  388

 

Schedule  4,  page  75,  line  36,  leave out ‘section’ and insert ‘paragraph’.

 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  389

 

Schedule  4,  page  76,  line  6,  leave out from first ‘of’ to end of line 8 and insert ‘the

 

appropriate senior judge.

 

8B    

The appropriate senior judge is the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales,

 

unless 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

 

Agreed to  390

 

Schedule  4,  page  76,  line  8,  at end insert—

 

Local Land Charges Act 1975 (c. 76)

 

61A    

The Local Land Charges Act 1975 is amended as follows.

 

61B    

After section 13 insert—

 

“13A  

Specification of fees by registering authorities in England

 

(1)    

Each registering authority in England must specify fees which are to

 

be payable by persons for services relating to local land charges which

 

are provided to them by the authority.

 

(2)    

This section does not apply to any fees payable for the making of a

 

personal search (for which see section 14(1)(h)(i) below).

 

(3)    

Different fees may be specified for different services or descriptions

 

of service.

 

(4)    

A registering authority may provide for there to be services or

 

descriptions of service in respect of which no fees are to be payable.

 

(5)    

In specifying fees, a registering authority must secure that, taking one

 

financial year with another, the income from fees for each service or

 

description of service, or for each group of services or descriptions of

 

service that they think appropriate, does not exceed the costs of its

 

provision.


 
 

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(6)    

When exercising the duty under subsection (1) above, a registering

 

authority must specify the date on or after which the fees specified

 

under that subsection are to be payable.

 

(7)    

Where the duty under subsection (1) above is exercised by a

 

registering authority, they must publish details of the fees specified

 

under that subsection before the date mentioned in subsection (6)

 

above.

 

(8)    

If any fees specified under subsection (1) above are to be the same

 

immediately before as immediately after the beginning of a financial

 

year, a registering authority must publish details of those fees shortly

 

before the beginning of the financial year.

 

(9)    

In specifying fees or publishing details of fees, a registering authority

 

must have regard to such guidance as the Lord Chancellor may issue.

 

(10)    

That guidance—

 

(a)    

may also include provision concerning the manner in which

 

fees are to be paid, and

 

(b)    

may be framed by reference to guidance issued by a person

 

other than the Lord Chancellor.

 

(11)    

The Lord Chancellor must lay before both Houses of Parliament any

 

guidance that he issues under this section.

 

(12)    

In this section “financial year” means a period of 12 months beginning

 

with 1st April.”

 

61C      (1)    

Section 9 (official searches) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)    

For subsection (3) substitute—

 

“(3)    

In relation to England, the fee (if any) specified by a registering

 

authority under section 13A below shall be payable, in such manner as

 

the authority may specify, in respect of any requisition made under

 

this section to that authority.

 

(3A)    

In relation to Wales, the prescribed fee (if any) shall be payable in the

 

prescribed manner in respect of any requisition made under this

 

section.”

 

      (3)    

In subsection (4)—

 

(a)    

after “fee” insert “(if any)”;

 

(b)    

after “(3)” insert “or (3A)”.

 

61D      (1)    

In section 14 (rules), for subsection (1)(h) substitute—

 

“(h)    

for prescribing—

 

(i)    

in relation to England, the fees, if any, to be paid for

 

the making of any personal search;

 

(ii)    

in relation to Wales, the fees, if any, to be paid for the

 

filing of documents with a registering authority, the

 

making of any entry on a register, the supply of copies

 

of, or the variation or cancellation of, any such entry,

 

and the making of any search of a register.”

 

      (2)    

The reference to that section in Schedule 1 to the National Assembly for

 

Wales (Transfer of Functions) Order 2004 (S.I. 2004/3044) is to be

 

treated as referring to that section as amended by this paragraph.’.


 
 

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Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  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

 

Agreed to  392

 

Schedule  4,  page  76,  line  35,  leave out from ‘functions’ to end of line 36 and insert

 

‘under subsection (11A).’.

 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  393

 

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

 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  394

 

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

 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  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

 

Agreed to  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

 

Agreed to  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;


 
 

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(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

 

Agreed to  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

 

Agreed to  396

 

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

 

    ‘( )    

In subsection (1) omit “except the Lord Chancellor”.’.

 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  645

 

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

 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  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

 

Agreed to  398

 

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

 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  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—


 
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