Amendments proposed to the Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill - continued House of Commons

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Mr Quentin Davies
Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr John Hayes

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Page     8,     line     42     [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

39

Page     8,     line     42     [Clause     10],     leave out 'he' and insert 'they'.

   

Mr Quentin Davies
Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr John Hayes

40

Page     8,     line     43     [Clause     10],     at end insert 'out of money appropriated by Act of the Assembly'.

   

Mr Secretary Reid

111

*Page     8,     line     43     [Clause     10],     at end insert—

    '(11A)   The Lord Chief Justice, Lords Justices of Appeal, judges of the High Court and county court judges may exercise any function of a lay magistrate (in relation to any matter arising within any county court division).'.


   

Mr Secretary Reid

112

*Page     9,     line     10     [Clause     11],     leave out from 'from' to end of line 14 and insert 'a function to which subsection (2A) applies.

    (2A)   This subsection applies to—

      (a) any function of issuing a warrant or summons,

      (b) any function of remanding an accused who has not previously been remanded for the offence,

      (c) any function of ordering a person to enter into a recognisance to keep the peace or to be of good behaviour,

      (d) the function of committal under section 21 of the Treatment of Offenders Act (Northern Ireland) 1968 (c. 29 (N.I.)) (offence during suspended sentence etc.),

      (e) the function of committal under Article 5 of the Treatment of Offenders (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 (S.I. 1976/226 (N.I. 4)) (offence after early discharge),

      (f) any function relating to perjury, misbehaviour or failure to testify in proceedings before a lay magistrate exercising any function to which this subsection applies,

      (g) any function relating to adjournment of, or any other ancillary matter concerning, such proceedings,

      (h) the function of granting a criminal aid certificate in respect of a person where the lay magistrate is dealing, or has previously dealt, with him by virtue of paragraph (b), (c) or (f), and

      (i) the function of granting a criminal aid certificate in relation to an appeal against anything done by a lay magistrate by virtue of paragraph (c) or (f).

    (2B)   The Lord Chancellor may by order amend subsection (2A).'.

   

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

7

Page     9,     line     18     [Clause     11],     leave out 'District Judges (Magistrates' Courts)' and insert 'Resident Magistrates'.


   

Mr Secretary Reid

113

*Page     82,     line     35     [Schedule     4],     at end insert—

            '(za)   sections 79 and 80 of the Harbours, Docks, and Piers Clauses Act 1847 (c.27) (appointment and dismissal of harbour police),'.

   

Mr Secretary Reid

114

*Page     82,     line     36     [Schedule     4],     leave out paragraph (a).


   

Mr Secretary Reid

115

*Page     83,     line     2     [Schedule     4],     at end insert—

            '(ca)   section 23(1) of the Government Annuities Act 1929 (c.29) (confirmation of declaration),'.

   

Mr Secretary Reid

116

*Page     83,     line     14     [Schedule     4],     at end insert—

            '(ha)   section 57 of the Civil Aviation Act 1982 (c.16) (appointment and swearing in of constables),

            (hb)   section 1(2)(c) of the Ministry of Defence Police Act 1987 (c.4) (declaration by members of Ministry of Defence police force),'.

   

Mr Secretary Reid

117

*Page     83,     line     34     [Schedule     4],     after 'peace' insert 'or magistrates' courts'.

   

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

8

Page     83,     line     35     [Schedule     4],     leave out 'District Judges (Magistrates' Courts)' and insert 'Resident Magistrates'.

   

Mr Secretary Reid

118

*Page     83,     line     41     [Schedule     4],     at end insert—

            '(c)   Article 44 of the Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (S.I. 1989/1341 (N.I. 12)).'.

   

Mr Quentin Davies
Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr John Hayes

41

Page     83,     line     43     [Schedule     4],     leave out 'Lord Chancellor' and insert 'Lord Chief Justice'.


   

Mr Secretary Reid

119

*Page     84,     line     2     [Schedule     4],     leave out 'which confers or imposes a function on justices of the peace'.

   

Mr Quentin Davies
Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr John Hayes

42

Page     84,     line     5     [Schedule     4],     leave out 'Lord Chancellor' and insert 'Lord Chief Justice'.

   

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

9

Page     84,     line     11     [Schedule     4],     leave out 'District Judge (Magistrates' Courts)' and insert 'Resident Magistrate'.

   

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

10

Page     84,     line     15     [Schedule     4],     leave out 'District Judge (Magistrates' Courts)' and insert 'Resident Magistrates'.

   

Mr Secretary Reid

120

*Page     84,     line     24     [Schedule     4],     at end insert—

     '8A In section 26(4) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 (c. 33 (N.I.)) (administration of oaths), after "upon a" insert "lay magistrate or".

     8B In section 189(1) of the Army Act 1955 (c. 18) (certificates of arrest or surrender of deserters and absentees), after "justice of the peace" insert "or (in Northern Ireland) resident magistrate".

     8C In section 189(1) of the Air Force Act 1955 (c. 19) (certificates of arrest or surrender of deserters and absentees), after "justice of the peace" insert "or (in Northern Ireland) resident magistrate".

     8D In section 47(2) and 110(2) of the Naval Discipline Act 1957 (c.53) (certificates of arrest and surrender), after "justice of the peace" insert "or (in Northern Ireland) resident magistrate".'.

   

Mr Secretary Reid

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*Page     84,     line     32     [Schedule     4],     at end insert—

     '10A In section 21 of the Treatment of Offenders Act (Northern Ireland) 1968 (c. 29 (N.I.)) (offences during suspended sentence etc.), for subsection (2) substitute—

          "(2)   A summons under this section shall not be issued except on complaint; and a warrant under this section shall not be issued except on complaint in writing and on oath.

          (2A)   Subsection (2) does not apply to a summons or warrant issued (by virtue of section 10(11A) of the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002) by a judge of the Crown Court acting in consequence of a notice under section 20(3) of this Act.".'.

   

Mr Secretary Reid

122

*Page     84,     line     39     [Schedule     4],     at end insert—

     '(4) After subsection (5) insert—

          "(5A)   A justice of the peace for a county court division may act as such in relation to all matters arising within that division and may so act even if at the time of acting he is in some other area of Northern Ireland.".'.


   

Mr Secretary Reid

124

*Page     85,     line     5     [Schedule     4],     at end insert—

     '13A In Article 84(6) of the Pollution Control and Local Government (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 (S.I. 1978/1049 (N.I. 19)) (judges and justices not disqualified by being ratepayers etc.), for "and a justice of the peace" substitute ", resident magistrate or lay magistrate".'.

   

Mr Secretary Reid

123

*Page     85,     line     5     [Schedule     4],     at end insert—

    '(2)   A magistrates' court is not to be regarded as a court of record for the purposes of subsection (1).".'.

   

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

11

Page     85,     line     23     [Schedule     4],     leave out 'District Judge (Magistrates' Courts)' and insert 'Resident Magistrate'.

   

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

12

Page     85,     line     28     [Schedule     4],     leave out 'District Judge (Magistrates' Courts)' and insert 'Resident Magistrate'.

   

Mr Secretary Reid

125

*Page     85,     line     29     [Schedule     4],     at end insert—

     '19A In Article 7 (clerk's immunity in respect of warrant to enforce order), for "resident magistrate or other justice of the peace" substitute "magistrates' court".'.

   

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

13

Page     85,     line     33     [Schedule     4],     leave out 'District Judge (Magistrates' Courts)' and insert 'Resident Magistrate'.

   

Mr Secretary Reid

126

*Page     85,     line     35     [Schedule     4],     leave out 'sitting" substitute "lay magistrate sitting"' and insert '" in the words preceding sub-paragraph (a) and in sub-paragraph (b) substitute "lay magistrate", and

            (b)   for "or justice of the peace" substitute "or lay magistrate".'.

 
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