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Report Stage Proceedings: 6th February 2007              

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Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Secretary Hain

 

Agreed to  32

 

Page  1,  line  12  [Clause  1],  leave out from ‘that’ to end of line 16 and insert ‘the

 

defendant is, or is an associate (see subsection (10)) of, a person who—

 

(a)    

is a member of a proscribed organisation (see subsection (11)), or

 

(b)    

has at any time been a member of an organisation that was, at that time,

 

a proscribed organisation.’.

 


 

Mr Secretary Hain

 

Agreed to  33

 

Page  2,  line  15  [Clause  1],  leave out subsection (9).

 

Lembit Öpik

 

Mr Alan Reid

 

Withdrawn  9

 

Page  2,  line  29  [Clause  1],  leave out paragraphs (d) and (e) and insert—

 

‘(d)    

there is evidence of a significant relationship between A and B.’.

 

Mr Secretary Hain

 

Agreed to  34

 

Page  2,  line  30  [Clause  1],  at end insert—

 

‘(11)    

For the purposes of this section an organisation is a proscribed organisation, in

 

relation to any time, if at that time—

 

(a)    

it is (or was) proscribed (within the meaning given by section 11(4) of the

 

Terrorism Act 2000 (c. 11)), and

 

(b)    

its activities are (or were) connected with the affairs of Northern

 

Ireland.’.

 

Lembit Öpik

 

Mr Alan Reid

 

Withdrawn  5

 

Page  2,  line  30  [Clause  1],  at end insert—

 

‘(11)    

Where a certificate has been issued under subsection (2), the judge conducting the

 

trial may—

 

(a)    

accept the certificate, or

 

(b)    

reject the certificate.

 

(12)    

When considering the issuing of a certificate under subsection (11), the judge

 

shall take into account any written representations he may receive from the

 

defendant.

 

(13)    

If the judge conducting the trial—

 

(a)    

accepts the certificate, the trial shall be conducted in accordance with the

 

provisions of this Part;

 

(b)    

rejects the certificate, the trial shall be conducted with a jury and the

 

provisions of this Part shall not apply.

 

(14)    

In cases where a certificate has been rejected in accordance with subsection

 

(11)(b), the judge conducting the trial shall provide, in writing, his reasons for the

 

rejection to the Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland.


 
 

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(15)    

The Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland may publish the reasons

 

provided under subsection (14).’.

 


 

Mr Laurence Robertson

 

Not selected  2

 

Page  5,  line  16  [Clause  6],  leave out ‘authority making them’ and insert ‘Lord

 

Chief Justice of Northern Ireland’.

 

Lembit Öpik

 

Mr Alan Reid

 

Mr David Heath

 

Mark Durkan

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

Mr Eddie McGrady

 

Negatived on division  15

 

Page  5,  line  24,  leave out Clause 7.

 

Mr Laurence Robertson

 

Not selected  3

 

Page  5,  line  26  [Clause  7],  leave out ‘Director of Public Prosecutions for’ and

 

insert ‘Lord Chief Justice of’.

 

Mr Secretary Hain

 

Agreed to  29

 

Page  5,  line  26  [Clause  7],  after ‘decision’ insert ‘or purported decision’.

 

Mr Secretary Hain

 

Agreed to  30

 

Page  5,  line  28  [Clause  7],  at end insert ‘, except on the grounds of—

 

(a)    

dishonesty,

 

(b)    

bad faith, or

 

(c)    

other exceptional circumstances.’.

 

Mr Secretary Hain

 

Agreed to  31

 

Page  5,  line  29  [Clause  7],  leave out subsections (2) and (3) and insert—

 

‘(2)    

Subsection (1) is subject to section 7(1) of the Human Rights Act 1998 (c. 42)

 

(claim that public authority has infringed Convention right).’.

 

Mr Laurence Robertson

 

Not selected  4

 

Page  5,  line  30  [Clause  7],  leave out ‘Director’ and insert ‘Lord Chief Justice of

 

Northern Ireland’.


 
 

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Mark Durkan

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

Mr Eddie McGrady

 

Not selected  16

 

Page  5,  line  35,  leave out Clause 8.

 


 

Mr Secretary Hain

 

Agreed to  35

 

Page  8,  line  1  [Clause  9],  leave out ‘by’ and insert ‘to’.

 


 

Mark Durkan

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

Mr Eddie McGrady

 

Withdrawn  17

 

Page  11  [Clause  14],  leave out lines 12 and 13.

 

Mark Durkan

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

Mr Eddie McGrady

 

Not called  18

 

Page  11  [Clause  14],  leave out lines 22 to 27.

 

Mark Durkan

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

Mr Eddie McGrady

 

Not called  19

 

Page  11,  line  44  [Clause  14],  at end insert ‘or to imprisonment for a period not

 

exceeding three months.’.

 


 

Mark Durkan

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

Mr Eddie McGrady

 

Not called  20

 

Page  12,  line  1  [Clause  14],  leave out ‘not’.

 

Mark Durkan

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

Mr Eddie McGrady

 

Not called  21

 

Page  12  [Clause  14],  leave out from beginning of line 4 to end of line 16 on page 13.

 



 
 

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Mark Durkan

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

Mr Eddie McGrady

 

Not called  22

 

Page  14  [Clause  15],  leave out lines 10 to 35.

 

Mark Durkan

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

Mr Eddie McGrady

 

Not called  23

 

Page  14,  line  43  [Clause  15],  at end insert ‘or to imprisonment for a period not

 

exceeding three months.’.

 


 

Lembit Öpik

 

Mr Alan Reid

 

Mark Durkan

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

Mr Eddie McGrady

 

Negatived on division  24

 

Page  15,  line  32,  leave out Clause 19.

 

Mr Secretary Hain

 

Agreed to  26

 

Page  15,  line  35  [Clause  19],  leave out ‘1st January 2008.’ and insert ‘1st August

 

2007.’.

 


 

Mr Secretary Hain

 

Agreed to  27

 

Page  16,  line  1  [Clause  19],  leave out ‘1st January 2008’ and insert ‘1st August

 

2007’.

 

Mark Durkan

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

Mr Eddie McGrady

 

Not selected  25

 

Page  16,  line  9,  leave out Clauses 20 to 41.

 


 

Mr Secretary Hain

 

Agreed to  28

 

Page  29,  line  9  [Clause  49],  at end insert—


 
 

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‘(aa)    

section (Northern Ireland department with policing and justice

 

functions) (and Schedule (Northern Ireland department with policing

 

and justice functions));’.

 


 

New Schedule

 

Mr Secretary Hain

 

Added  ns1

 

To move the following Schedule:—

 

SCHEDULE

 

Northern Ireland department with policing and justice functions

 

1          

In Schedule 2 to the Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2006

 

(c. 33), the inserted Schedule 4A to the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (c. 47)

 

(department with policing and justice functions) is amended as follows.

 

2          

After Part 3 insert—

 

“Part 3A

 

Department in the charge of Minister and deputy Minister

 

Introduction

 

11A(1)  

This Part of this Schedule has effect in relation to a Northern Ireland

 

department—

 

(a)    

the functions of which consist wholly or mainly of

 

devolved policing and justice functions; and

 

(b)    

in relation to which an Act of the Assembly provides, by

 

virtue of section 21A(5A)—

 

(i)    

for it to be in the charge of a Northern Ireland

 

Minister (the “relevant Minister”) elected by the

 

Assembly, and

 

(ii)    

for that Minister to be supported by a deputy

 

Minister (the “deputy Minister”) elected by the

 

Assembly.

 

      (2)  

In this paragraph “devolved policing and justice function” has the

 

same meaning as in section 21A (see subsection (8) of that section).

 

Modification of section 16A

 

11B(1)  

Section 16A shall have effect subject to the following

 

modifications.

 

      (2)  

Subsection (2) shall have effect as if, at the end there were inserted

 

“; and the deputy Minister (within the meaning of Part 3A of

 

Schedule 4A) shall cease to hold office.”


 
 

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      (3)  

Subsection (3) shall have effect as if, for paragraph (b) (and the

 

word “and” before it) there were substituted—

 

“(aa)    

once those offices have been filled, the relevant Ministerial

 

office (within the meaning of Part 3A of Schedule 4A) and the

 

deputy Ministerial office (within that meaning) shall be filled

 

by applying paragraph 11E(2)(b) and (3) to (8) of that

 

Schedule; and

 

(b)    

once those offices have been filled, the other Ministerial

 

offices to be held by Northern Ireland Ministers shall be filled

 

by applying section 18(2) to (6).”

 

Section 18 not to apply to relevant Minister

 

11C(1)  

Subject to sub-paragraphs (2) to (5), section 18 (Northern Ireland

 

Ministers) shall not apply in relation to—

 

(a)    

the relevant Minister; or

 

(b)    

the Ministerial office held by the relevant Minister (the

 

“relevant Ministerial office”),

 

            

and paragraphs 11E to 11G shall apply instead.

 

      (2)  

The references to Ministerial offices in subsection (1)(c) and (d) of

 

section 18 shall be taken to include the relevant Ministerial office.

 

      (3)  

In the application of section 18(5) to a political party which is

 

entitled to two or more Ministerial offices, the reference to

 

Ministerial offices (in the definition of M)—

 

(a)    

at any time when the number of Ministerial offices held by

 

members of the party (apart from the relevant Ministerial

 

office) is nil, shall be taken not to include the relevant

 

Ministerial office; but

 

(b)    

at any time when the number of Ministerial offices held by

 

members of the party (apart from the relevant Ministerial

 

office) is one or more, shall be taken to include the relevant

 

Ministerial office.

 

      (4)  

In the application of section 18(5) to any other political party, that

 

reference to Ministerial offices shall be taken to include the relevant

 

Ministerial office.

 

      (5)  

For the purposes of this paragraph, a political party is entitled to two

 

or more Ministerial offices if the nominating officer of the party

 

would be entitled to nominate persons to hold two or more

 

Ministerial offices under section 18, assuming that—

 

(a)    

on each occasion on which a nominating officer of a

 

political party is entitled to exercise the power conferred by

 

section 18(2), he does so within the period mentioned in

 

section 18(3)(a);

 

(b)    

the nominated person, in each case, takes up the selected

 

Ministerial office within that period; and

 

(c)    

the reference in section 18(5) to Ministerial offices (in the

 

definition of M) is taken to include the relevant Ministerial

 

office.


 
 

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Section 19 not to apply to deputy Minister

 

11D(1)  

The deputy Minister is to be treated for the purposes of this Act as

 

if he were a junior Minister, but the provisions of section 19 (junior

 

Ministers) shall not apply in relation to—

 

(a)    

him; or

 

(b)    

the office held by him (the “deputy Ministerial office”),

 

            

(so that, in particular, the deputy Ministerial office shall not count

 

for the purposes of any formulae or other rules mentioned in section

 

19(2)); and the following provisions of this Part of this Schedule

 

shall apply instead.

 

      (2)  

The functions exercisable by virtue of the deputy Ministerial office

 

shall be those determined in relation to that office by the relevant

 

Minister and the deputy Minister acting jointly.

 

      (3)  

The relevant Minister and the deputy Minister shall consult the First

 

Minister and the deputy First Minister before making any

 

determination under sub-paragraph (2).

 

Provisions relating to relevant Minister and deputy Minister

 

11E(1)  

When devolved policing and justice functions are first transferred

 

to, or conferred on, the department mentioned in paragraph 11A,

 

the relevant Ministerial office and the deputy Ministerial office

 

shall be filled by applying sub-paragraphs (3) to (8) within a period

 

specified in standing orders.

 

      (2)  

The relevant Ministerial office and the deputy Ministerial office

 

shall be filled by applying sub-paragraphs (3) to (8)—

 

(a)    

before section 18(2) to (6) is applied in relation to the other

 

Ministerial offices; and

 

(b)    

before the procedures specified in any determination under

 

section 19 are applied in relation to the junior Ministerial

 

offices.

 

      (3)  

Any member of the Assembly may stand as a candidate for election

 

as—

 

(a)    

the relevant Minister; or

 

(b)    

the deputy Minister.

 

      (4)  

But a member of the Assembly may not stand for election to either

 

of those offices unless—

 

(a)    

he belongs to the largest or the second largest political

 

designation (see paragraph 11H);

 

(b)    

he is nominated by another member of the Assembly; and

 

(c)    

if he is a member of a political party, the nominating officer

 

of the party consents to his nomination within a period

 

specified in standing orders.

 

      (5)  

A candidate shall not be elected to either of those offices by the

 

Assembly without the support of—

 

(a)    

a majority of the members voting in the election;

 

(b)    

a majority of the designated Nationalists voting; and

 

(c)    

a majority of the designated Unionists voting.


 
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