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Thursday 28th February 2002


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CONSIDERATION OF BILL

JUSTICE (NORTHERN IRELAND) BILL


NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order to be proposed by Mr Secretary Reid.

Mr Secretary Reid To move, That the Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill, as amended, be considered in the following order, namely, new Clauses relating to Part 1, amendments relating to Clauses 1 and 2, Schedule 1, Clause 3, Schedule 2, Clauses 4 and 5, Schedule 3, Clauses 6 to 11, Schedule 4, Clauses 12 and 13, Schedule 5, Clauses 14 to 20, Schedule 6, Clauses 21 and 22, new Clauses relating to Part 2, amendments relating to Clauses 23 to 29, Schedule 7, Clauses 30 to 44, new Clauses relating to Part 3, amendments relating to Clause 45, Schedule 8, Clauses 46 to 50, Schedule 9, Clauses 51 and 52, new Clauses relating to Part 4, amendments relating to Clauses 53 to 62, Schedule 10, Clause 63, Schedule 11, Clauses 64 and 65, new Clauses relating to Part 5, amendments relating to Clauses 66 to 80, remaining new Clauses, amendments relating to Clauses 81 to 84, Schedule 12, Clause 85, Schedule 13, Clauses 86 to 92, new Schedules and remaining proceedings on consideration.


NEW CLAUSES RELATING TO PART 1

Appointment of Queen's Counsel

   

Mr Quentin Davies
Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr John Hayes

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Her Majesty may from time to time, on the recommendation of the Secretary of State, appoint members of the Bar of Northern Ireland, Queen's Counsel in Northern Ireland.

    (2)   The power of the Secretary of State to make recommendations under subsection (1) is exercisable only after consultation with a Committee of the Judicial Appointments Commission consisting of all the judicial and legal profession members under a procedure to be determined by the Committee.'.


   

Mr Quentin Davies
Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr John Hayes
Lembit Öpik
Patsy Calton

1

Page     1,     line     6     [Clause     1],     after 'judiciary', insert 'and the legal profession'.


   

Mr Secretary Reid

104

*Page     2,     line     5     [Clause     2],     at end insert '(other than the office of Lord Chief Justice or Lord Justice of Appeal),'.


   

Mr Secretary Reid
Mr Quentin Davies
Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr John Hayes

2

Page     71,     line     9     [Schedule     1],     leave out 'District Judge (Magistrates' Courts)' and insert 'Resident Magistrate'.

   

Mr Secretary Reid
Mr Quentin Davies
Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr John Hayes

3

Page     71,     line     10     [Schedule     1],     leave out 'District Judge (Magistrates' Courts)' and insert 'Resident Magistrate'.


   

Mr Secretary Reid
Mr Quentin Davies
Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr John Hayes

4

Page     3,     line     1     [Clause     3],     leave out 'District Judge (Magistrates' Courts)' and insert 'Resident Magistrate'.

   

Lembit Öpik
Patsy Calton

97

*Page     3,     line     5     [Clause     3],     leave out 'representative' and insert 'reflective'.

   

Lembit Öpik
Patsy Calton

98

*Page     3,     line     5     [Clause     3],     at end insert ', including in terms of gender and ethnicity'.


   

Mr Seamus Mallon

169

*Page     4,     line     35     [Clause     5],     at end insert—

    '(8A)   Without prejudice to subsection (8), the Commission must, as far as practicable, exercise its functions to select persons to be appointed or recommended for appointment in order to secure that the judiciary is reflective of the community in Northern Ireland.'.


   

Mr Secretary Reid
Mr Quentin Davies
Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr John Hayes

5

Page     77,     line     8     [Schedule     3],     leave out 'District Judges (Magistrates' Courts)' and insert 'Resident Magistrates'.

   

Mr Secretary Reid
Mr Quentin Davies
Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr John Hayes

6

Page     77,     line     11     [Schedule     3],     leave out 'District Judges (Magistrates' Courts)' and insert 'Resident Magistrates'.

   

Mr Secretary Reid

105

*Page     77,     line     23     [Schedule     3],     leave out 'expenses' and insert 'salaries'.


   

Mr Secretary Reid

106

*Page     82,     line     23     [Schedule     3],     leave out 'subsections (2) and (11)' and insert 'subsection (2)'.

   

Mr Secretary Reid

107

*Page     82,     line     24     [Schedule     3],     at end insert—

    '(4) In subsection (5), for "Lord Chancellor otherwise determines" substitute "First Minister and deputy First Minister, acting jointly, otherwise determine".

    (5) In subsection (11)—

            (a)   for "Lord Chancellor" substitute "First Minister and deputy First Minister", and

            (b)   for "he may" substitute "they may jointly".'.

   

Mr Secretary Reid

108

*Page     82,     line     25     [Schedule     3],     leave out from beginning to '(within' in line 27 and insert—

    '(1) Section 89 is amended as follows.

    (2) After subsection (1) insert—

          "(1A)   An order under section 10(4) shall be subject to affirmative resolution".'.

   

Mr Secretary Reid

109

*Page     82,     line     28     [Schedule     3],     at end insert—

    '(3) In subsection (3), omit "10(4) or".'.


   

Mr Quentin Davies
Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr John Hayes

28

Page     5,     line     33     [Clause     6],     after 'office', insert 'for a maximum of three months'.


   

Lady Hermon
Mr David Trimble
Mr Roy Beggs

70

*Page     6,     line     23     [Clause     8],     after 'by', insert 'the Lord Chancellor or'.

   

Mr Quentin Davies
Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr John Hayes

29

Page     6,     line     23     [Clause     8],     after 'jointly', insert 'with the agreement of the Prime Minister'.

   

Mr Quentin Davies
Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr John Hayes

30

Page     6,     line     30     [Clause     8],     leave out 'the Lord Chief Justice or'.


   

Mr Secretary Reid

110

*Page     7,     line     24,     leave out Clause 9.


   

Mr Quentin Davies
Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr John Hayes

33

Page     8,     line     6     [Clause     10],     leave out 'Lord Chancellor' and insert 'First Minister and deputy First Minister acting jointly'.

   

Mr Quentin Davies
Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr John Hayes

34

Page     8,     line     9     [Clause     10],     leave out 'Lord Chancellor' and insert 'Lord Chief Justice'.

   

Mr Quentin Davies
Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr John Hayes

31

Page     8,     line     9     [Clause     10],     leave out from 'Chancellor' to end of line 12.

   

Mr Quentin Davies
Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr John Hayes

32

Page     8,     line     13     [Clause     10],     leave out subsection (3).

   

Mr Quentin Davies
Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr John Hayes

35

Page     8,     line     17     [Clause     10],     leave out 'Lord Chancellor' and insert 'First Minister and deputy First Minister acting jointly'.

   

Mr Quentin Davies
Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr John Hayes

36

Page     8,     line     18     [Clause     10],     at end insert—

    '( )   No order under this section may be made without the agreement of the Lord Chief Justice.'.

   

Lady Hermon
Mr David Trimble
Mr Roy Beggs

74

*Page     8,     line     27     [Clause     10],     after 'body', insert 'or'.

   

Lady Hermon
Mr David Trimble
Mr Roy Beggs

71

*Page     8,     line     30     [Clause     10],     leave out from 'creditors' to end of line 31.

   

Mr Quentin Davies
Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr John Hayes

43

Page     8     [Clause     10],     leave out lines 32 and 33.

   

Lady Hermon
Mr David Trimble
Mr Roy Beggs

72

*Page     8,     line     34     [Clause     10],     leave out '"Prescribed" means Prescribed in the Order' and insert 'Notwithstanding subsections (4) and (5), a person shall be disqualified from appointment as a lay magistrate if he has at any time been convicted in Northern Ireland or elsewhere of a criminal offence'.

   

Mr Quentin Davies
Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr John Hayes

37

Page     8,     line     41     [Clause     10],     leave out 'Lord Chancellor' and insert 'Lord Chief Justice'.

   

Lady Hermon
Mr David Trimble
Mr Roy Beggs

73

*Page     8,     line     41     [Clause     10],     at end insert—

    '10A   The Lord Chancellor must remove any Lay Magistrate from Office if they have at any time been convicted in Northern Ireland or elsewhere of a criminal offence.'.

 
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