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 Des Browne Des Browne Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Northern Ireland Office, Parliamentary Secretary (Northern Ireland Office) 4:45, 29 Ionawr 2002

The clause sets out the offices that are covered by the clauses dealing with judicial appointment and the removal of judges after devolution of justice functions. The clauses will be considered in more detail later, but clause 2 sets the scene for the important recommendations of the review regarding the appointment and removal of the Lord Chief Justice, the Lords Justices of Appeal and any other office listed in schedule 1. That list of offices may be amended by the First Minister and Deputy First Minister after devolution of justice functions with the agreement of the Lord Chief Justice. As we shall presently examine the clauses that deal with those matters in more depth, I urge the Committee to approve the clause.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 2 ordered to stand part of the Bill.