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S.C.F.

Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 31st January 2002

STANDING COMMITTEE F


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

JUSTICE (NORTHERN IRELAND) BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee [29th January].

   

Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr John Hayes

7

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     38,     at end insert—

    '( )   Any person who has, at any time, been sentenced to a term of imprisonment whether suspended or otherwise for a term in excess of six months, shall not be permitted to be appointed as a member under subsection (5).'.

   

Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr John Hayes

8

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     38,     at end insert—

    '( )   Any person who has ever been a member of a proscribed organisation shall not be permitted to be appointed as a member under subsection (5).'.

   

Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr John Hayes
Lady Hermon
Lembit Öpik
Patsy Calton

6

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     42,     at end insert—

      '(ca) a deputy county court judge.'.

   

Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr John Hayes

43

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     43,     leave out 'District Judge (Magistrates' Courts)' and insert 'Resident Magistrate'.

   

Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr John Hayes

9

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     1,     leave out subsection (7).

   

Lembit Öpik
Patsy Calton

142

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     1,     leave out 'First Minister and deputy First Minister' and insert 'Secretary of State'.

   

Lembit Öpik
Patsy Calton

143

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     2,     after 'must', insert 'act in accordance with Schedule 2 and must'.

   

Lembit Öpik
Patsy Calton

144

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     3,     leave out 'representative' and insert 'reflective.'

   

Lembit Öpik
Patsy Calton

145

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     3,     at end insert ', including in terms of gender and ethnicity.'

   

Lady Hermon

90

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     3,     at end add—

    '( )   In appointing persons to be lay members, the First Minister and deputy First Minister must so far as possible secure that the lay members have a sophisticated understanding of legal issues as well as proven experience in selection procedure.'.


   

Lembit Öpik
Patsy Calton

147

Schedule     2,     page     71,     line     29,     leave out 'five' and insert 'three'.

   

Lembit Öpik
Patsy Calton

148

Schedule     2,     page     71,     line     31,     leave out 'ten' and insert 'six'.

   

Lembit Öpik
Patsy Calton

146

Schedule     2,     page     71,     line     32,     leave out from 'the' to end of line 33 and insert 'Secretary of State'.

   

Lembit Öpik
Patsy Calton

149

Schedule     2,     page     71,     line     34,     leave out from 'The' to 'may' and insert 'Secretary of State'.

   

Lady Hermon
Lembit Öpik
Patsy Calton

91

Schedule     2,     page     71,     line     34,     leave out 'may' and insert 'must'.

   

Lembit Öpik
Patsy Calton

150

Schedule     2,     page     72,     line     35,     leave out from 'background' to end of line 36.

   

Lady Hermon
Lembit Öpik
Patsy Calton

92

Schedule     2,     page     73,     line     33,     at end insert—

    '(3A)   Committees may not include persons who would not be eligible to be members of the Commission.'.

   

Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr John Hayes

36

Schedule     2,     page     74,     line     10,     leave out paragraph 12.

   

Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr John Hayes

39

Schedule     2,     page     74,     line     15,     leave out paragraph 13.

   

Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr John Hayes

37

Schedule     2,     page     74,     line     15,     leave out 'not'.

   

Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr John Hayes

38

Schedule     2,     page     74,     line     18,     leave out 'not'.

   

Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr John Hayes

40

Schedule     2,     page     74,     line     38,     leave out paragraph 18.

   

Lady Hermon
Lembit Öpik
Patsy Calton

93

Schedule     2,     page     75,     line     4,     at end insert—

    '19A   A person is disqualified from being appointed a non-judicial member of the Commission if he has been convicted at any time in Northern Ireland or elsewhere of a criminal offence.'.

   

Lembit Öpik
Patsy Calton

151

Schedule     2,     page     75,     line     4,     at end insert—

      ( ) A person is disqualified for membership of the Commission if he is—

      ( ) a district councillor in Northern Ireland;

      ( ) currently a member of a political party which contests elections in Northern Ireland;

      ( ) a police officer;

      ( ) a member of the Policing Board;

      ( ) a member of a District Policing Partnership; or

    a member of a local community safety partnership.'.


   

Lady Hermon

94

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     19,     leave out 'First Minister and deputy First Minister;' and insert 'Lord Chancellor'.

   

Lady Hermon

95

Clause     4,     page     3,     leave out lines 20 to 22.

   

Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr John Hayes

10

Clause     4,     page     3,     leave out lines 23 to 27.

   

Lady Hermon

96

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     24,     leave out 'First Minister and deputy First Minister' and insert 'Lord Chancellor'.

   

Lady Hermon

97

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     26,     leave out 'they' and insert ', the Lord Chancellor'.

   

Lady Hermon
Lembit Öpik
Patsy Calton

98

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     26,     leave out 'their' and insert 'his'.

   

Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr John Hayes

11

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     27,     after 'him', insert 'subject to the approval of the Assembly.'.

   

Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr John Hayes

12

Clause     4,     page     3,     leave out lines 28 to 33.

   

Lady Hermon

99

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     28,     leave out from 'the' to 'determine' in line 30 and insert 'Lord Chancellor shall'.

   

Lady Hermon

121

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     30,     leave out 'they are' and insert 'he is'.

   

Lady Hermon

122

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     31,     leave out '(3)(a) they are' and insert '(3) he is'.

   

Lady Hermon

123

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     32,     leave out 'their' and insert 'his'.

   

Lady Hermon

124

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     32,     leave out 'they are' and insert 'he is'.

   

Lady Hermon

125

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     33,     leave out 'they' and insert 'he'.

   

Lady Hermon

126

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     35,     leave out from second 'the' to 'appoint' in line 36 and insert 'Lord Chancellor'.

   

Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr John Hayes

13

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     36,     after 'jointly', insert 'on the basis of advice of the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission obtained by the procedure in section 5.'.


   

Lady Hermon

127

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     41,     leave out subsection (1).

   

Lembit Öpik
Patsy Calton

152

Clause     5,     page     4,     line     3,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

   

Lady Hermon

128

Clause     5,     page     4,     line     4,     after 'judicial offices', insert 'or the office of Judge of the High Court'.

   

Lady Hermon

129

Clause     5,     page     4,     line     5,     leave out 'First Minister and deputy First Minister acting jointly,' and insert 'Lord Chancellor'.

   

Lady Hermon

130

Clause     5,     page     4,     line     9,     leave out from first 'the' to second 'of' and insert 'Lord Chancellor's Department'.

   

Lady Hermon

131

Clause     5,     page     4,     line     12,     leave out 'Office' and insert 'Department'.

   

Mr Desmond Browne

70

Clause     5,     page     4,     line     14,     leave out from beginning to 'by' in line 15 and insert 'If the First Minister and deputy First Minister do not (within a reasonable time after receiving the report under subsection (4)(b)) appoint or recommend for appointment the person selected by the Commission, they must'.

 
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