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Amendments to the Courts Bill [HL]

Courts Bill [HL]


AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN COMMITTEE


 

Clause 2

 

THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD THOMAS OF GRESFORD

Page 2, line 13, at end insert—
"(   )  The Lord Chancellor shall not exercise his powers under subsection (4) unless he has consulted the Lord Chief Justice, the Master of the Rolls, the President of the Family Division and the Vice Chancellor."
Page 2, line 16, at end insert "(including the functions of a fines officer)"
 

After Clause 5

 

THE LORD KINGSLAND
THE LORD HUNT OF WIRRAL

Insert the following new Clause—
  "Judicial consultative committees
(1)  A judicial consultative committee shall be established for each area for which there is a court administration council.
(2)  The members of the committee shall be drawn from the judiciary for the area.
(3)  The judicial consultative committee shall be consulted on any arrangements proposed by the local chief officer relating to the judiciary and judicial functions, including—
(a)  listing of cases;
(b)  use of courthouses;
(c)  appointment of magistrates and judges;
(d)  deployment of magistrates and judges;
(e)  appointment and removal of senior court officers; and
(f)  other matters which may be defined in rules.
(4)  Where no agreement can be reached between the judicial consultative committee and the local chief officer, there shall be a right of appeal to the Lord Chancellor, and the Lord Chancellor's decision shall be final.
(5)  Rules may make provision for the purposes of this section."

 
 
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