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Committee of the whole House Proceedings: 1st March 2005    

407

 

Constitutional Reform Bill[ [], continued

 
 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  479

 

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

  

‘In section 1(3) “or alter”.’.

 
 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  480

 

Schedule  15,  page  224,  leave out line 22

 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  570

 

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

 

Terrorism Act 2000 (c. 11)

In section 74—

 
  

(a)    

in paragraph (a) from “the Lord Chancellor”

 
  

to “directs that”;

 
  

(b)    

in paragraph (b) “the Lord Chief Justice of

 
  

Northern Ireland directs that”.’.

 
 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  571

 

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

 

Agreed to  481

 

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

  

‘In section 69(4) “or alter”.’.

 
 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  482

 

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

  

‘In section 75(5) “or alter”.’.

 
 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  483

 

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

 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  572

 

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

 

Armed Forces (Pensions and

In Schedule 1, paragraphs 8 and 9.’.

 
 

Compensation) Act 2004 (c. 32)

  

 
 

Committee of the whole House Proceedings: 1st March 2005    

408

 

Constitutional Reform Bill[ [], continued

 
 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  573

 

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

 

‘Part 2A

 

Functions under legislation relating to Northern Ireland

 

Reference

Extent of repeal or revocation

 
 

Coroners Act (Northern Ireland)

In section 36(1)—

 
 

1959 (c. 15 (N.I.)).

(a)    

in paragraph (a) “made after consultation

 
  

with the Treasury,”;

 
  

(b)    

in paragraph (b) “made after consultation

 
  

with the Lord Chief Justice”.

 
 

County Courts Act (Northern

In section 105(4) “Lord Chancellor’s”.

 
 

Ireland) 1959 (c. 25 (N.I.))

  
  

In section 107(4) “Lord Chancellor’s”.

 
 

Resident Magistrates’ Pensions Act

In section 1 “Lord Chancellor’s”.

 
 

(Northern Ireland) 1960

  
  

Section 11.

 
 

Lands Tribunal and Compensation

In section 2(1)(b) “Lord Chancellor’s”.

 
 

Act (Northern Ireland) 1964

  
 

Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act

In section 71(3) “Lord Chancellor’s”.

 
 

1978 (c. 23)

  
  

Section 104.

 
  

In section 119(5) “on the Lord Chancellor”.

 
  

In Schedule 6, paragraphs 6(a), 11(3), 14 and 17.

 
 

Matrimonial Causes (Northern

In Article 48(1) the words after paragraph (b).

 
 

Ireland) Order 1978 (S.I. 1978/

  
 

1045 (N.I. 15))

  
 

County Courts (Northern Ireland)

In Article 2(5) “on the Lord Chancellor”.

 
 

Order 1980 (S.I. 1980/397 (N.I.

  
 

3))

  
 

Magistrates’ Courts (Northern

In Article 13(1) the words from “or as” to “Article

 
 

Ireland) Order 1981 (S.I. 1981/

14”.

 
 

1675 (N.I. 26))

  
  

Article 14.

 
  

In Article 37(5) “Without prejudice to Article 14,”.

 
  

In Article 168 “on the Lord Chancellor”.

 
 

Pensions Appeal Tribunals

In Rule 2(1)—

 
 

(Northern Ireland) Rules 1981

(a)    

in the definition of “the Deputy President”,

 
 

(S.R. 1981/231)

“by the Lord Chief Justice of Northern

 
  

Ireland”;

 
  

(b)    

in the definition of “the President”, “by the

 
  

Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland”.

 
 

Merchant Shipping (Formal

Rule 17(a).

 
 

Investigations) Rules 1985

  
 

Mental Health (Northern Ireland)

In Schedule 3, in paragraph 1(b) and (c) “after

 
 

Order 1986 (S.I. 1986/595 (N.I.

consultation with the Head of the Department”.

 
 

4))

  
  

In Schedule 6, paragraph 19.

 
 

Deregulation (Model Appeal

In the Schedule, in rule 6 (appointment of tribunal)—

 
 

Provisions) Order (Northern

(a)    

in paragraph (3)(a) omit “but”;

 
 

Ireland) 1997 (S.R. 1997/269)

(b)    

omit paragraph (3)(b).

 
 

Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002

Section 12(2) and (3).

 
 

(c. 26)

  
  

In Schedule 3, paragraph 33.

 
  

Schedule 5.

 
  

In Schedule 13—

 
  

(a)    

the entry relating to section 119(5) of the

 
  

Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978;

 
  

(b)    

the entry relating to the County Courts

 
  

(Northern Ireland) Order 1980;

 
  

(c)    

the entry relating to Article 168 of the

 
  

Magistrates’ Courts (Northern Ireland) Order

 
  

1981.

 
 

Health and Personal Social

In Schedule 2, paragraph 3(3).

 
 

Services (Quality,

  
 

Improvements and Regulation)

  
 

(Northern Ireland) Order 2003

  
 

(S.I. 2003/431 (N.I. 9))

  
  

In Schedule 4, the amendment of Schedule 6 to the

 
  

Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002.’.

 

 
 

Committee of the whole House Proceedings: 1st March 2005    

409

 

Constitutional Reform Bill[ [], continued

 
 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  484

 

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

 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  485

 

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

 

‘Patronage (Benefices) Measure

Section 36.

 
 

1986 (No. 3)

  
 

Priests (Ordination of Women)

Section 2(4)(c).

 
 

Measure 1993 (No. 2)

  
  

In section 7(1) the words from “and to” to “Lord

 
  

Chancellor”.’.

 
 

Mr Oliver Heald

 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

 

Not selected  368

 

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

 

226.


 
 

Committee of the whole House Proceedings: 1st March 2005    

410

 

Constitutional Reform Bill[ [], continued

 
 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  486

 

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

 

Railway and Canal Traffic Act

Section 17(5).’.

 
 

1888 (c. 25)

  
 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  664

 

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

 

‘Commissioners for Oaths Act

In section 11 the definition of “Supreme Court”.

 
 

1889 (c. 10)

  
 

Notice of Accidents Act 1894

Section 8.’.

 
 

(c. 28)

  
 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  665

 

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

 

Agreed to  487

 

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

 

‘Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance

In Part 1 of Schedule 1, paragraph 1(b).’.

 
 

(Northern Ireland) Order 1981

  
 

(S.I. 1981/228 (N.I. 8))

  
 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  666

 

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

 

‘Freedom of Information Act 2000

In Part 7 of Schedule 1, “The Northern Ireland

 
 

(c. 36)

Supreme Court Rules Committee.”.’.

 
 

Schedule, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  641

 

Clause  119,  page  52,  line  10,  leave out ‘Part 5 extends’ and insert ‘Section

 

(Representations to the Northern Ireland Assembly) and Part 5 extend’.


 
 

Committee of the whole House Proceedings: 1st March 2005    

411

 

Constitutional Reform Bill[ [], continued

 
 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  322

 

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

 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  488

 

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

 

‘(aa)    

sections 15 to 19;’.

 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  489

 

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

 

‘(f)    

Schedules 5 and 6;’.

 

Mr Oliver Heald

 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

 

Not selected  340

 

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

 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  323

 

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

 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  324

 

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

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Agreed to  642

 

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

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 



 
 

Committee of the whole House Proceedings: 1st March 2005    

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Constitutional Reform Bill[ [], continued

 
 

Remaining new clauses

 

Disclosure of information to the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission

 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Added  NC32

 

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.


 
 

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(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

 

Added  NC33

 

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.’.

 


 

Complaints: interpretation

 

Mr Christopher Leslie

 

Added  NC34

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘After section 9A of the 2002 Act insert—

 

“9B    

Complaints: interpretation

 

(1)    

This section applies for the purposes of this Part.

 

(2)    

A Commission complaint is a complaint by a qualifying complainant of

 

maladministration by the Commission or a committee of the

 

Commission.

 

(3)    

A departmental complaint is a complaint by a qualifying complainant of

 

maladministration by the Lord Chancellor or the Northern Ireland Court

 

Service in connection with any of the following—

 

(a)    

recommendation for or appointment to a listed judicial office;

 

(b)    

appointment under section 2 of the Taxes Management Act 1970

 

(c. 9) as a Commissioner for the general purposes of the income

 

tax for Northern Ireland.


 
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