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Amendments to the Courts Bill [HL]

Courts Bill [HL]


AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN COMMITTEE


 

Clause 2

 

THE BARONESS GIBSON OF MARKET RASEN
THE LORD LEA OF CRONDALL

Page 2, line 7, after "(1)" insert "or transferred under Schedule 1"
Page 2, line 11, leave out "arrangements" and insert "contracts and or sub-contracts"
Page 2, line 12, leave out "or services"
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."
 

Schedule 1

 

THE BARONESS GIBSON OF MARKET RASEN
THE LORD LEA OF CRONDALL

Page 56, line 14, leave out paragraph 9 and insert—
 "9   (1)   The Lord Chancellor shall make a scheme (a "staff transfer scheme") for the transfer, immediately before Magistrates' Courts Committees are abolished by section 6, of all eligible employees into employment by the Lord Chancellor.
(2)      "Eligible employee" means a person who is employed under a contract of employment—
(a)  by a Magistrates' Courts Committees, or
(b)  by a local authority in that part of the local authority's undertaking which carries out the local authority's functions under section 55 of the Justices of the Peace Act 1997 (c. 25) (duties of local authorities).
(3)      All eligible employees shall be treated in the same way as an employee in circumstances where the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 1981 (S.I. 1981/1794) apply and, for the purposes of this Schedule, the employing Magistrates' Courts Committee or local authority shall be treated as transferor and the Lord Chancellor shall be treated as the transferee."
 

Clause 22

 

THE LORD KINGSLAND
THE LORD HUNT OF WIRRAL

Page 10, line 15, at end insert—
  "and is appointed to serve on one or more local justice areas"
 

Clause 41

 

THE LORD KINGSLAND
THE LORD HUNT OF WIRRAL

Page 19, line 32, at end insert—
  "after hearing representations from all parties, including those representing the interests of the victim, lay and professional witnesses and defendants."
 

Clause 80

 

THE LORD KINGSLAND
THE LORD HUNT OF WIRRAL

Page 37, line 1, leave out subsection (4)

 
 
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16 January 2003