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Notices of Amendments: 25th June 2007                  

1485

 

Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

Vera Baird

 

51

 

Page  108,  line  5  [Clause  139],  leave out ‘91(1ZA)’ and insert ‘91(1)’.

 

Vera Baird

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Page  108,  line  10  [Clause  139],  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

In the entry for section 26(5), (6) and (9) of the Judicial Pensions and Retirement

 

Act 1993 (c. 8), for “and (9)” substitute “, (9) and (13)”.’.

 


 

Vera Baird

 

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Page  109,  line  32  [Clause  143],  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Section [Appointment as Chairman of Law Commission] comes into force at the

 

end of the period of two months beginning with the day on which this Act is

 

passed.’.

 


 

Vera Baird

 

52

 

Page  110,  line  1  [Clause  143],  after ‘sections’ insert ‘53, 54, [Transfer from

 

salaried to fee-paid judicial office], [Appointment of Deputy Circuit judge],’.

 

Vera Baird

 

53

 

Page  110,  line  1  [Clause  143],  leave out ‘and this section’ and insert ‘, this section

 

and Schedule 11’.

 

Simon Hughes

 

Jenny Willott

 

5

 

Page  110,  line  3  [Clause  143],  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

No order may be made under this section to bring Chapter 1 of Part 3 into force

 

unless the provisions of section [Commencement of Chapter 1 of Part 3] have

 

been complied with.’.

 

Mr Austin Mitchell

 

42

 

Page  110,  line  3  [Clause  143],  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

No order may be made under this section to bring Chapter 1 of Part 3 into force

 

unless the provisions of section [Independent regulatory authority for bailiffs and

 

enforcement agents] have been complied with.’.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 25th June 2007                  

1486

 

Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

Mr Oliver Heald

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Mr Tobias Ellwood

 

Mr Brooks Newmark

 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

James Brokenshire

 

9

 

Page  141  [Schedule  6],  leave out lines 18 and 19.

 


 

Vera Baird

 

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Page  162,  line  12  [Schedule  8],  at end insert—

 

      ‘()  

In section 26 (retirement date for holders of certain judicial offices etc.)

 

subsection (7) is amended as follows.

 

      ()  

In paragraph (f) for the words from “(persons” to the end substitute “(holders

 

of relevant office);”.

 

      ()  

After paragraph (g) insert—

 

“(ga)    

hold office as a deputy judge of the Upper Tribunal if—

 

(i)    

section 94B of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005

 

applied to the appointment, and

 

(ii)    

his corresponding qualifying office was listed in

 

section 6(1) of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement

 

Act 2007;”’.

 

Vera Baird

 

55

 

Page  162  [Schedule  8],  leave out lines 40 to 42 and insert—

 

‘Deputy judge of the Upper Tribunal appointed under paragraph 7(1) of

 

Schedule 3 to the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007, except in

 

a case where the holding of the office by the person in question falls

 

within section 26(7)(ga) of this Act

 

Deputy judge of the Upper Tribunal by virtue of an order under section

 

31(2) of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007’.

 


 

Vera Baird

 

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Page  201,  line  26  [Schedule  11],  leave out from ‘judge,’ to end of line 33 and insert

 

‘or

 

(b)    

holds, or has held, the office of district judge.

 

(1B)    

The Lord Chancellor may not appoint a person under subsection (1) without the

 

concurrence of the Lord Chief Justice if the person—

 

(a)    

holds the office of district judge, or

 

(b)    

ceased to hold the office of district judge within two years ending with

 

the date when the appointment takes effect.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 25th June 2007                  

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Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

(1C)    

Section 85 of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 (c. 4) (selection of certain

 

office holders) does not apply to an appointment to which subsection (1B)

 

applies.”’.

 

Vera Baird

 

57

 

Page  201,  line  38  [Schedule  11],  leave out ‘under subsection (1B)’ and insert ‘to

 

which subsection (1B) applies’.

 


 

Vera Baird

 

58

 

Page  202,  line  24  [Schedule  11],  leave out sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) and insert—

 

    ‘(2)  

If the person had held the office of district judge before his appointment, the

 

person is to be treated after the commencement date as if section 102(1B) of

 

that Act had applied to his appointment (and had been complied with).’.

 


 

Vera Baird

 

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Page  203,  line  7  [Schedule  11],  leave out from ‘judge,’ to end of line 14 and insert

 

‘or

 

(b)    

holds, or has held, the office of district judge.

 

(1ZB)    

The Lord Chancellor may not appoint a person under subsection (1)

 

without the concurrence of the Lord Chief Justice if the person—

 

(a)    

holds the office of district judge, or

 

(b)    

ceased to hold the office of district judge within two years

 

ending with the date when the appointment takes effect.

 

(1ZC)    

Section 85 of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 (c. 4) (selection of

 

certain office holders) does not apply to an appointment to which

 

subsection (1ZB) applies.”

 

      ( )  

In subsection (1A)(a) (duration of appointment as deputy district judge of

 

person who previously held office as district judge), for “if he has previously

 

held office as a district judge,” substitute “if subsection (1ZB) applies to the

 

appointment,”.’.

 


 

Vera Baird

 

60

 

Page  204,  line  4  [Schedule  11],  leave out from ‘date’ to end of line 5 and insert ‘as

 

if section 8(1ZB) of that Act had applied to his appointment (and had been complied

 

with).’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 25th June 2007                  

1488

 

Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

Vera Baird

 

61

 

Page  204  [Schedule  11],  leave out lines 15 to 19 and insert—

 

‘“(g)    

hold office as a deputy district judge if either section 102(1B) of that Act

 

(former district judge appointed as deputy in the High Court) or section

 

8(1ZB) of the County Courts Act 1984 (former district judge appointed

 

as deputy in the county courts) applied to the appointment;”.’.

 

Vera Baird

 

62

 

Page  204  [Schedule  11],  leave out lines 24 and 25 and insert ‘, for the words after

 

“except in a case where” substitute “subsection (1B) of that section applied to the

 

appointment of the person in question.”’.

 

Vera Baird

 

63

 

Page  204  [Schedule  11],  leave out lines 28 and 29 and insert ‘, for the words after

 

“except in a case where” substitute “subsection (1ZB) of that section applied to the

 

appointment of the person in question.”’.

 


 

Mr Austin Mitchell

 

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Page  205,  line  21  [Schedule  12],  leave out sub-paragraph (3).

 

Mr Oliver Heald

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

11

 

Page  205,  line  27  [Schedule  12],  at end insert—

 

‘(5)    

In exercising any of their powers or duties under this procedure enforcement

 

agents and any persons authorised to act on their behalf shall act in accordance

 

with National Standards and any guidance issued by the Lord Chancellor.’.

 


 

Simon Hughes

 

Jenny Willott

 

1

 

Page  206,  line  16  [Schedule  12],  after ‘means’, insert—

 

‘(a)    

 ’.

 

Simon Hughes

 

Jenny Willott

 

2

 

Page  206,  line  17  [Schedule  12],  at end insert—

 

‘(b)    

such tools, books, vehicles and other items of equipment as are necessary

 

to the debtor for use personally by him in his employment, business or

 

vocation;


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 25th June 2007                  

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Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

(c)    

such clothing, bedding, furniture, household equipment and provisions as

 

are necessary for satisfying the basic domestic needs of the debtor and his

 

family;

 

(d)    

money where an enforcement agent has reasonable cause to believe that

 

this would be necessary for the immediate domestic needs of the debtor

 

and his family;

 

(e)    

domestic pets;’.

 

Mr Oliver Heald

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

19

 

Page  206,  line  17  [Schedule  12],  at end insert—

 

‘(b)    

goods that fall within paragraph 4A(1);’.

 

Mr Oliver Heald

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

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Page  206,  line  31  [Schedule  12],  at end insert—

 

‘Code of conduct

 

3A  (1)  

The Secretary of State shall issue a code of conduct to ensure that the poor,

 

vulnerable and socially excluded are protected from disproportionate

 

enforcement.

 

      (2)  

Enforcement agents, courts, creditors and others with responsibility for an

 

enforcement action shall comply with the code of conduct.’.

 

Mr Austin Mitchell

 

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Page  206,  line  31  [Schedule  12],  at end insert—

 

‘Protection from disproportionate enforcement action

 

3A         

The Secretary of State shall issue guidance to ensure that the poor, vulnerable

 

and socially excluded people are protected from disproportionate enforcement

 

action.’.

 


 

Mr Oliver Heald

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

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Page  207,  line  3  [Schedule  12],  at end insert—

 

‘4A(1)  

The following fall into the definition of exempt goods so as to preclude seizure

 

of—

 

(a)    

any goods which are fixtures or fittings attached to the premises

 

including goods which are plumbed in or connected to water, fuel or

 

power supplies,

 

(b)    

domestic animals and animals kept as pets,

 

(c)    

guard dogs,

 

(d)    

any dog on which a blind person relies,


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 25th June 2007                  

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Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

(e)    

any animal which is kept for commercial gain, save as allowed

 

through common law and where provision for the welfare of the

 

animal has been arranged in advance,

 

(f)    

in the case of domestic dwellings no sum of money of £500 in cash or

 

below,

 

(g)    

in the case of domestic dwellings no sum of money which would leave

 

the debtor with less than £500.

 

      (2)  

In the case of domestic dwellings no sum of money above £500 is to be

 

removed without the civil enforcement officer recording the purpose for which

 

the money is to be used.’.

 

Simon Hughes

 

Jenny Willott

 

Mr Oliver Heald

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

3

 

Page  207,  line  42  [Schedule  12],  at end insert—

 

‘Rights and remedies information

 

6A  (1)  

Her Majesty’s Court Service shall prepare an information sheet to inform

 

debtors of the rights and remedies available to them with respect to an

 

enforcement power.

 

      (2)  

Regulations must make provision for the information to be included in an

 

information sheet to include—

 

(a)    

powers of entry and re-entry;

 

(b)    

limits and controls on the power to use reasonable force;

 

(c)    

exempt goods;

 

(d)    

ways of taking control of goods;

 

(e)    

permitted costs and charges;

 

(f)    

rights to redress;

 

(g)    

how to complain;

 

(h)    

how to ask for time to pay;

 

(i)    

where to go for advice and assistance.

 

      (3)  

Regulations must make provision for the form, ordering and prominence of

 

information.

 

      (4)  

The Lord Chancellor shall consult such persons and bodies he considers

 

appropriate on the content of regulations under this paragraph.’.

 


 

Mr Austin Mitchell

 

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Page  208,  line  2  [Schedule  12],  at end insert ‘and has signed a form to indicate that

 

the notice has been received’.

 

Mr Austin Mitchell

 

69

 

Page  208,  line  2  [Schedule  12],  at end insert ‘by recorded delivery mail and, in the

 

event of any failure of delivery, by personal visit by the enforcement agent, acknowledged

 

by the signature of the debtor.’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 25th June 2007                  

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Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

Mr Austin Mitchell

 

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Page  208,  line  28  [Schedule  12],  at end insert ‘and only if they are not money,

 

clothing, bedding, furniture, household equipment and provisions as are necessary for

 

satisfying the basic domestic needs of the debtor and his or her family or such tools or

 

other items of equipment as are necessary for the debtor to continue in his business,

 

employment, vocation or education.

 

(2)    

Regulations may clarify, limit or expand the exemptions in subparagraph (1),

 

including but not limited to placing an upper monetary limit on the value of a

 

protected item where necessary.’.

 


 

Mr Austin Mitchell

 

26

 

Page  209  [Schedule  12],  leave out line 6.

 

Simon Hughes

 

73

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  209,  line  7  [Schedule  12],  leave out ‘either under paragraph 14 or’.

 

Mr Austin Mitchell

 

38

 

Page  209,  line  14  [Schedule  12],  leave out paragraph 13.

 

Mr Austin Mitchell

 

27

 

Page  209,  line  21  [Schedule  12],  leave out sub-paragraph (2).

 

Mr Oliver Heald

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

20

 

Page  209,  line  29  [Schedule  12],  at end insert ‘or other competent person’.

 

Mr Oliver Heald

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

16

 

Page  209,  line  34  [Schedule  12],  at end insert—

 

    ‘(5)  

In this paragraph a “competent person” is any person either residing at the

 

relevant premises or working at the relevant premises where these are premises

 

where the debtor carries out trade or business at the time when control is taken,

 

who—

 

(a)    

is 18 years of age or over; and

 

(b)    

fully understands the consequences of the procedure being carried

 

out.’.

 

Mr Oliver Heald

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

15

 

Page  209,  line  34  [Schedule  12],  at end insert—


 
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