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Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Bill [HL]

 
 

EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Department for Constitutional Affairs,

are published separately as HL Bill 5—EN.

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

The Baroness Ashton of Upholland has made the following statement under section

19(1)(a) of the Human Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Bill [HL] are

compatible with the Convention rights.

 

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Contents

Part 1

Tribunals and Inquiries

Chapter 1

Tribunal judiciary: independence and Senior President

1   

Independence of tribunal judiciary

2   

Senior President of Tribunals

Chapter 2

First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal

Establishment

3   

The First-tier Tribunal and the Upper Tribunal

Members and composition of tribunals

4   

Judges and other members of the First-tier Tribunal

5   

Judges and other members of the Upper Tribunal

6   

Certain judges who are also judges of First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal

7   

Chambers: jurisdiction and Presidents

8   

Senior President of Tribunals: power to delegate

Review of decisions and appeals

9   

Review of decision of First-tier Tribunal

10   

Review of decision of Upper Tribunal

11   

Right to appeal to Upper Tribunal

12   

Proceedings on appeal to Upper Tribunal

13   

Right to appeal to Court of Appeal etc

14   

Proceedings on appeal to Court of Appeal etc.

 

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"Judicial review"

15   

Upper Tribunal’s “judicial review” jurisdiction

16   

Application for relief under section 15(1)

17   

Quashing orders under section 15(1): supplementary provision

18   

Limits of jurisdiction under section 15(1)

19   

Transfer of judicial review applications from High Court

20   

Transfer of judicial review applications from the Court of Session

21   

Upper Tribunal’s “judicial review” jurisdiction: Scotland

Miscellaneous

22   

Tribunal Procedure Rules

23   

Practice directions

24   

Supplementary powers of Upper Tribunal

25   

First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal: sitting places

26   

Enforcement

27   

Assessors

28   

Costs or expenses

Chapter 3

Transfer of tribunal functions

29   

Transfer of functions of certain tribunals

30   

Transfers under section 29: supplementary powers

31   

Power to provide for appeal to Upper Tribunal from tribunals in Wales

32   

Power to provide for appeal to Upper Tribunal from tribunals in Scotland

33   

Transfer of Ministerial responsibilities for certain tribunals

34   

Transfer of powers to make procedural rules for certain tribunals

35   

Power to amend lists of tribunals in Schedule 6

36   

Orders under sections 29 to 34: supplementary

Chapter 4

Administrative matters in respect of certain tribunals

37   

The general duty

38   

Tribunal staff and services

39   

Provision of accommodation

40   

Fees

41   

Report by Senior President of Tribunals

Chapter 5

Oversight of administrative justice system, tribunals and inquiries

42   

The Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council

43   

Abolition of the Council on Tribunals

Chapter 6

Supplementary

44   

Delegation of functions by Lord Chief Justice etc.

 
 

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Consequential and other amendments, and transitional provisions

46   

Orders and regulations under Part 1: supplemental and procedural

provisions

Part 2

Judicial appointments

47   

Judicial appointments: “judicial-appointment eligibility condition”

48   

“Relevant qualification” in section 47: further provision

49   

Meaning of “gain experience in law” in section 47

50   

Appointment of deputy district judges, etc.

51   

Deputy, and temporary additional, Masters etc.

52   

Members and chairmen of certain Appeals Commissions

53   

Orders permitting disclosures to Judicial Appointments Commission

Part 3

Enforcement by taking control of goods

Chapter 1

Procedure

54   

Enforcement by taking control of goods

55   

Enforcement agents

56   

Certificates to act as an enforcement agent

57   

Common law rules replaced

58   

Pre-commencement enforcement not affected

59   

Transfer of county court enforcement

60   

Magistrates’ courts warrants of control

61   

County court warrants of control etc

62   

Power of High Court to stay execution

Chapter 2

Rent arrears recovery

Abolition of common law right

63   

Abolition of common law right

Commercial rent arrears recovery

64   

Commercial rent arrears recovery (CRAR)

65   

Landlord

66   

Lease

67   

Commercial premises

68   

Rent

69   

The rent recoverable

70   

Intervention of the court

71   

Use of CRAR after end of lease

72   

Agricultural holdings

 
 

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Right to rent from sub-tenant

73   

Right to rent from sub-tenant

74   

Off-setting payments under a notice

75   

Withdrawal and replacement of notices

76   

Recovery of sums due and overpayments

Supplementary

77   

Contracts for similar rights to be void

78   

Amendments

79   

Interpretation of Chapter

Chapter 3

General

80   

Abolition of Crown preference

81   

Application to the Crown

82   

Regulations

Part 4

Enforcement of judgments and orders

Attachment of earnings orders

83   

Attachment of earnings orders: deductions at fixed rates

84   

Attachment of earnings orders: finding the debtor’s current employer

Charging orders

85   

Payment by instalments: making and enforcing charging orders

86   

Charging orders: power to set financial thresholds

Information requests and orders

87   

Application for information about action to recover judgment debt

88   

Action by the court

89   

Departmental information requests

90   

Information orders

91   

Responding to a departmental information request

92   

Information order: required information not held etc

93   

Using the information about the debtor

94   

Offence of unauthorised use or disclosure

95   

Regulations

96   

Interpretation

97   

Application and transitional provision

 
 

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Part 5

Debt management and relief

Chapter 1

Administration orders

98   

Administration orders

Chapter 2

Enforcement restriction orders

99   

Enforcement restriction orders

Chapter 3

Debt relief orders

100   

Debt relief orders and debt relief restrictions orders etc

Chapter 4

Debt management schemes

Introductory

101   

Debt management schemes

102   

Debt repayment plans

Approval of schemes

103   

Approval by supervising authority

104   

Applications for approval

105   

Terms of approval

Effect of plans etc.

106   

Discharge from specified debts

107   

Presentation of bankruptcy petition

108   

Remedies other than bankruptcy

109   

Charging of interest etc.

110   

Stopping supplies of gas or electricity

111   

Existing county court proceedings to be stayed

112   

Registration of plans

113   

Other debt management arrangements in force

Appeals

114   

Right of appeal

115   

Dealing with appeals

 
 

 
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