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European Parliament (Representation) Bill

commons amendment to a LORDS AMENDMENT

[The page and line references are to HL Bill 29 as first printed for the Lords.]

After Clause 21

LORDS AMENDMENT NO. 15

Insert the following new Clause—

 

“ Jurisdiction of courts

 

     (1)    Without prejudice to the generality of the power under which it is made,

 

subordinate legislation to which this section applies—

 

           (a)           may make provision for a judge of the Supreme Court of Gibraltar

 

to be appointed as an additional judge (with the two judges acting

 

under section 123 of the Representation of the People Act 1983 (c. 2)

 

as applied for the purposes of European Parliamentary elections)

 

for the trial of an election petition relating to the election of MEPs in

 

the combined region; and

 

           (b)           may, for the purposes of such an election petition—

 

                  (i)                 confer the powers, jurisdiction and authority of a judge of

 

the High Court on any Gibraltar judge who is so appointed;

 

and

 

                  (ii)                make any other provision necessary to secure that a

 

Gibraltar judge so appointed is treated as if he were a judge

 

of the High Court.

 

     (2)    Without prejudice to the generality of the power under which it is made,

 

subordinate legislation to which this section applies may—

 

           (a)                         confer jurisdiction over any matter connected with the election of

 

MEPs in the combined region on an election court constituted

 

under section 123 of the Representation of the People Act 1983 (c. 2)

 

(as applied for the purposes of European Parliamentary elections);

 

           (b)                         confer jurisdiction over any such matter (not being a matter within

 

the jurisdiction of the election court) on—

 

                  (i)                 one or more courts in the United Kingdom;

 

                  (ii)                one or more courts in Gibraltar (whether specified in the

 

regulations or left to be determined by or under the law of

 

Gibraltar); or

 

                  (iii)               one or more courts in the United Kingdom and one or more

 

courts in Gibraltar.

 
 
HL Bill 6053/2

 
 

    (  2  )

 
 

     (3)    This section applies to—

 

           (a)           an order under section 11;

 

           (b)           regulations under section 16; and

 

           (c)           regulations under section 7 of the 2002 Act.”

 

The Commons agree to this Amendment with the following Amendment

15A

Line 28, leave out “regulations” and insert “subordinate legislation”


 
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