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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 Bill 65—EN.

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Vera Baird 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   

Mediation

25   

Supplementary powers of Upper Tribunal

26   

First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal: sitting places

27   

Enforcement

28   

Assessors

29   

Costs or expenses

Chapter 3

Transfer of tribunal functions

30   

Transfer of functions of certain tribunals

31   

Transfers under section 30: supplementary powers

32   

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

33   

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

34   

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

Ireland

35   

Transfer of Ministerial responsibilities for certain tribunals

36   

Transfer of powers to make procedural rules for certain tribunals

37   

Power to amend lists of tribunals in Schedule 6

38   

Orders under sections 30 to 36: supplementary

Chapter 4

Administrative matters in respect of certain tribunals

39   

The general duty

40   

Tribunal staff and services

41   

Provision of accommodation

42   

Fees

43   

Report by Senior President of Tribunals

Chapter 5

Oversight of administrative justice system, tribunals and inquiries

44   

The Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council

45   

Abolition of the Council on Tribunals

 
 

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Chapter 6

Supplementary

46   

Delegation of functions by Lord Chief Justice etc.

47   

Co-operation in relation to judicial training, guidance and welfare

48   

Consequential and other amendments, and transitional provisions

49   

Orders and regulations under Part 1: supplemental and procedural

provisions

Part 2

Judicial appointments

50   

Judicial appointments: “judicial-appointment eligibility condition”

51   

“Relevant qualification” in section 50: further provision

52   

Meaning of “gain experience in law” in section 50

53   

Appointment of deputy district judges, etc.

54   

Deputy, and temporary additional, Masters etc.

55   

Members and chairmen of certain Appeals Commissions

56   

Orders permitting disclosures to Judicial Appointments Commission

Part 3

Enforcement by taking control of goods

Chapter 1

Procedure

57   

Enforcement by taking control of goods

58   

Enforcement agents

59   

Certificates to act as an enforcement agent

60   

Common law rules replaced

61   

Pre-commencement enforcement not affected

62   

Transfer of county court enforcement

63   

Magistrates’ courts warrants of control

64   

County court warrants of control etc

65   

Power of High Court to stay execution

Chapter 2

Rent arrears recovery

Abolition of common law right

66   

Abolition of common law right

Commercial rent arrears recovery

67   

Commercial rent arrears recovery (CRAR)

68   

Landlord

69   

Lease

70   

Commercial premises

 
 

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Rent

72   

The rent recoverable

73   

Intervention of the court

74   

Use of CRAR after end of lease

75   

Agricultural holdings

Right to rent from sub-tenant

76   

Right to rent from sub-tenant

77   

Off-setting payments under a notice

78   

Withdrawal and replacement of notices

79   

Recovery of sums due and overpayments

Supplementary

80   

Contracts for similar rights to be void

81   

Amendments

82   

Interpretation of Chapter

Chapter 3

General

83   

Abolition of Crown preference

84   

Application to the Crown

85   

Regulations

Part 4

Enforcement of judgments and orders

Attachment of earnings orders

86   

Attachment of earnings orders: deductions at fixed rates

87   

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

Charging orders

88   

Payment by instalments: making and enforcing charging orders

89   

Charging orders: power to set financial thresholds

Information requests and orders

90   

Application for information about action to recover judgment debt

91   

Action by the court

92   

Departmental information requests

93   

Information orders

94   

Responding to a departmental information request

95   

Information order: required information not held etc

96   

Using the information about the debtor

97   

Offence of unauthorised use or disclosure

98   

Regulations

99   

Interpretation

100   

Application and transitional provision

 
 

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Part 5

Debt management and relief

Chapter 1

Administration orders

101   

Administration orders

Chapter 2

Enforcement restriction orders

102   

Enforcement restriction orders

Chapter 3

Debt relief orders

103   

Debt relief orders and debt relief restrictions orders etc

Chapter 4

Debt management schemes

Introductory

104   

Debt management schemes

105   

Debt repayment plans

Approval of schemes

106   

Approval by supervising authority

107   

Applications for approval

108   

Terms of approval

Effect of plans etc.

109   

Discharge from specified debts

110   

Presentation of bankruptcy petition

111   

Remedies other than bankruptcy

112   

Charging of interest etc.

113   

Stopping supplies of gas or electricity

114   

Existing county court proceedings to be stayed

115   

Registration of plans

116   

Other debt management arrangements in force

Appeals

117   

Right of appeal

118   

Dealing with appeals

 
 

 
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