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Amendments to the Courts Bill [HL]

Courts Bill [HL]


AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN COMMITTEE


 

After Clause 1

 

THE LORD KINGSLAND
THE BARONESS ANELAY OF ST JOHNS

Insert the following new Clause—
  "Establishment of courts agency
(1)  The Lord Chancellor is under a duty to establish a courts agency which shall be responsible for the administration of all the courts in England and Wales save the House of Lords.
(2)  The Lord Chancellor may appoint a Chief Executive to be accountable to him for the performance of the courts agency.
(3)  Before appointing a Chief Executive the Lord Chancellor shall consult such persons who appear to him to have appropriate knowledge or experience of the work of the courts.
(4)  England and Wales shall be divided into areas for each of which there is to be a local area managed by agency chief officers who shall be responsible for the delivery of service in their area.
(5)  The local area chief officers shall have a duty to work in partnership with the court administration councils.
(6)  Where there is a dispute over proposals to open, close or relocate court-houses, the issue shall be referred to the Lord Chancellor; and in resolving the dispute the Lord Chancellor shall have regard to the views of the court administration councils.
(7)  The Lord Chancellor shall by order publish guidelines setting out the good governance principles under which the courts agency shall operate."
 

Clause 5

 

THE LORD DIXON-SMITH

Page 3, line 23, at beginning insert "after consultation with the chairman and deputy chairmen of any local justice area affected by the recommendations"
 

Schedule 2

 

THE LORD KINGSLAND
THE BARONESS ANELAY OF ST JOHNS

Page 61, line 35, leave out from "determined" to end of line 36 and insert "by the court at the time of setting the initial terms of the collection order"
Page 61, line 37, leave out subsection (4)
Page 63, line 24, after "except" insert "by a court and"
Page 63, line 25, leave out from "is" to end of line 26 and insert "owned by P"
Page 66, line 13, at end insert ", and
(   )  has been notified to the court which imposed the fine"
 

Before Clause 81

 

THE LORD KINGSLAND
THE BARONESS ANELAY OF ST JOHNS

Insert the following new Clause—
  "
(1)  In section 9 of the Criminal Appeal Act 1995 (c. 35) (cases dealt with on indictment in England and Wales), after subsection (4) there is inserted—
    "(4A)  In proceedings before the Court of Appeal following a reference under subsection (1) the appellant's grounds of appeal shall be restricted to the matters specified in the Commission's statement of reasons given under section 14(4), unless the Court of Appeal grants leave to the appellant to include other matters in the grounds of appeal."
(2)  In section 10 of the Criminal Appeal Act 1995 (c. 35) (cases dealt with on indictment in Northern Ireland), after subsection (4) there is inserted—
    "(4A)  In proceedings before the Court of Appeal following a reference under subsection (1) the appellant's grounds of appeal shall be restricted to the matters specified in the Commission's statement of reasons given under section 14(4), unless the Court of Appeal grants leave to the appellant to include other matters in the grounds of appeal.""

 
 
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