Clause 2 - Introductory

Part of Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 4:45 pm ar 29 Ionawr 2002.

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Photo of Sylvia Hermon Sylvia Hermon Shadow Spokesperson (Women), Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry), Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs) 4:45, 29 Ionawr 2002

I thank hon. Members for their contributions. The Minister has been helped by his lunch and I appreciate the explanation that he has given. However, I remain unhappy that senior appointments—seven High Court judges—will not be classified with the offices of the Lord Chief Justice and the Lords Justices of Appeal. I shall not press my amendment to a vote but perhaps the Government will reconsider the matter before Report. I beg to ask leave to withdraw the amendment.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.