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Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  540

 

Schedule  4,  page  117,  line  35,  at end insert—

 

‘(aa)    

in sub-paragraph (4)(c) for “by the Lord Chancellor” substitute

 

“by the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland after consulting

 

the Lord Chancellor”;’.

 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  541

 

Schedule  4,  page  117,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

    ‘(6)    

The Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland may nominate any of the

 

following to exercise his functions under sub-paragraph (4)(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

 

Agreed to  542

 

Schedule  4,  page  118,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

Postal Services Act 2000 (c. 26)

 

247A      (1)    

Schedule 3 to the Postal Services Act 2000 (transfer to the Post Office

 

Company: supplementary provisions) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)    

In paragraph 6 (third party rights relating to land), in sub-paragraph (5)(c)

 

for “Lord Chancellor” substitute “Chairman of the Royal Institution of

 

Chartered Surveyors in Northern Ireland”.

 

      (3)    

In paragraph 7 (other third party property rights), in sub-paragraph (3)(c)

 

for “Lord Chancellor” substitute “Chairman of the Royal Institution of

 

Chartered Surveyors in Northern Ireland”.

 

Transport Act 2000 (c. 38)

 

247B    

The Transport Act 2000 is amended as follows.

 

247C    

In section 61 (special provisions about land), in subsection (6)(c) for “Lord

 

Chancellor” substitute “Chairman of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

 

in Northern Ireland”.

 

247D    

In section 93 (control in time of hostilities etc), in subsection (10)(c) for “Lord

 

Chancellor” substitute “Chairman of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

 

in Northern Ireland”.

 

247E    

In section 94 (orders for possessions of aerodromes etc), in subsection (8)(c) for

 

“Lord Chancellor” substitute “Chairman of the Royal Institution of Chartered

 

Surveyors in Northern Ireland”.

 

247F      (1)    

Schedule 6 (transfer schemes) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)    

In paragraph 20 (compensation for third parties), in sub-paragraph (6)(c)

 

for “Lord Chancellor” substitute “Chairman of the Royal Institution of

 

Chartered Surveyors in Northern Ireland”.’.

 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  543

 

Schedule  4,  page  119,  line  36,  leave out sub-paragraph (2) and insert—

 

    ‘( )    

In subsection (7)—

 

(a)    

omit “made with the concurrence of the Lord Chancellor”;


 
 

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(b)    

after “tribunal” insert “; but any such order must—

 

“(a)    

if it relates to England and Wales, be made with the

 

concurrence of the Lord Chief Justice of England and

 

Wales;

 

(b)    

if it relates to Northern Ireland, be made with the

 

concurrence of the Lord Chief Justice of Northern

 

Ireland”.’.

 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  544

 

Schedule  4,  page  119,  line  41,  at end insert—

 

‘(17)    

The Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland may nominate any of the following to

 

exercise his functions under subsection (7)—

 

(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

 

Agreed to  436

 

Schedule  4,  page  120,  line  3,  after ‘office’, insert ‘as President’.

 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  437

 

Schedule  4,  page  120,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

    ‘(6)    

The Lord Chancellor may remove a person from office as chairman under

 

sub-paragraph (4) only with the concurrence of the appropriate senior

 

judge.

 

      (7)    

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

 

Wales, unless—

 

(a)    

the person 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 person 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  438

 

Schedule  4,  page  121,  line  2,  leave out ‘section’ and insert ‘paragraph’.

 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  439

 

Schedule  4,  page  121,  line  4,  leave out ‘section’ and insert ‘paragraph’.

 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  440

 

Schedule  4,  page  121,  line  24,  leave out ‘section’ and insert ‘paragraph’.

 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  441

 

Schedule  4,  page  121,  line  27,  leave out ‘section’ and insert ‘paragraph’.


 
 

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Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  442

 

Schedule  4,  page  126,  leave out line 7 and insert—

 

‘(1)    

There is to be a Head of Civil Justice.

 

(1A)    

The Head of Civil Justice is—

 

(a)    

the Master of the Rolls, or

 

(b)    

if the Lord Chief Justice appoints another person, that person.’.

 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  443

 

Schedule  4,  page  126,  line  10,  after ‘subsection’, insert ‘(1A)(b) or’.

 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  444

 

Schedule  4,  page  126,  line  16,  leave out “as Deputy Head of Civil Justice holds that

 

office” and insert “under subsection (1A)(b) or (2) holds the office to which he is

 

appointed”.

 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  445

 

Schedule  4,  page  127,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

‘281A    

In section 69 (Criminal Procedure Rules), in subsection (4) omit “or alter”.’.

 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  446

 

Schedule  4,  page  127,  line  39,  after ‘State,’ insert ‘allow or’.

 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  447

 

Schedule  4,  page  128,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

‘(4)    

The Lord Chancellor may not give notice under subsection (1) unless the

 

Secretary of State agrees.’.

 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  448

 

Schedule  4,  page  128,  line  22,  at end insert—

 

‘286A    

In section 75 (Family Procedure Rules), in subsection (5) omit “or alter”.’.

 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  449

 

Schedule  4,  page  128,  line  29,  leave out ‘(e)’ and insert ‘(f)’.

 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  450

 

Schedule  4,  page  128,  line  31,  leave out ‘(f)’ and insert ‘(g)’.

 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  451

 

Schedule  4,  page  129,  line  5,  leave out ‘amend’ and insert ‘change’.


 
 

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Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  452

 

Schedule  4,  page  129,  line  18,  after ‘may’, insert ‘allow or’.

 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  453

 

Schedule  4,  page  130,  line  24,  leave out paragraph 293.

 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  545

 

Schedule  4,  page  130,  line  28,  at end insert—

 

    ‘(1)    

Section 102 (power to alter judicial titles: Northern Ireland) is amended

 

as follows.

 

      (2)    

Omit subsection (4).

 

      (3)    

After subsection (6) insert—

 

“(6A)    

The Lord Chancellor may make an order under this section only with

 

the concurrence of the Lord Chief Justice.

 

(6B)    

The Lord Chief Justice may nominate any of the following to exercise

 

his functions under subsection (6A)—

 

(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  546

 

Schedule  4,  page  130,  line  35,  leave out sub-paragraph (2) and insert—

 

    ‘( )    

After subsection (4) insert—

 

“(4A)    

The following paragraphs apply to the making of provision that relates

 

to England and Wales in an order under subsection (4)—

 

(a)    

before deciding what provision it is necessary or expedient to

 

make, the Lord Chancellor must consult the Lord Chief

 

Justice of England and Wales;

 

(b)    

before making the order, the Lord Chancellor must consult the

 

Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales.

 

(4B)    

The following paragraphs apply to the making of provision that relates

 

to Northern Ireland in an order under subsection (4)—

 

(a)    

before deciding what provision it is necessary or expedient to

 

make, the Lord Chancellor must consult the Lord Chief

 

Justice of Northern Ireland;

 

(b)    

before making the order, the Lord Chancellor must consult the

 

Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland.”.’.

 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  547

 

Schedule  4,  page  130,  line  42,  at end insert—

 

‘(8)    

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;


 
 

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(b)    

a Lord Justice of Appeal (as defined in section 88 of that Act).”.’.

 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  548

 

Schedule  4,  page  131,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

  ‘(2A)    

In subsection (1)(c) for “by the Lord Chancellor” substitute “by the Lord

 

Chief Justice of Northern Ireland after consulting the Lord Chancellor”.’.

 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  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

 

Agreed to  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

 

Agreed to  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

 

Agreed to  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

 

Agreed to  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)—


 
 

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(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

 

Agreed to  554

 

Schedule  4,  page  135,  line  21,  after ‘Wales’, insert ‘or on the Lord Chief Justice of

 

Northern Ireland’.

 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  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

 

Agreed to  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

 

Agreed to  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.


 
 

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( )    

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

 

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

 

Agreed to  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

 

Agreed to  456

 

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

 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  457

 

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

 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  458

 

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

 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  459

 

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

 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  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


 
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