Schedule 5 - Transfer of functions to Lord Chief Justice

Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 4:45 pm ar 31 Ionawr 2002.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Amendment made: No. 75, in page 86, line 30, at end insert—

'15A In Article 46(1)(a) (chairman of County Court Rules Committee) (as substituted by section 72 of this Act), for ''Lord Chancellor'' substitute ''Lord Chief Justice''.'.—[Mr. Browne.]

Photo of Mr Peter Pike Mr Peter Pike Llafur, Burnley

I now put the Question on schedule 5, as amended, clauses 14 to 20, schedule 6 and clauses 21 and 22.

Question put:—

The Committee divided: Ayes 12, Noes 7.

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Ie: 12 MPs

Na: 7 MPs

Ie: A-Z fesul cyfenw

Na: A-Z fesul cyfenw

Question accordingly agreed to.

Schedule 5, as amended, agreed to.

Clauses 14 to 20 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Schedule 6 agreed to.

Clauses 21 and 22 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Photo of Edward Garnier Edward Garnier Ceidwadwyr, Harborough

On a point of order, Mr. Pike. May I ask your advice on the procedures that you or your co-Chairman, Mr. Conway, will adopt in the future? Some time on 14 February, you will invite us to consent to a motion saying that we have considered the Bill and that it should be reported to the House. If today's activities are anything to go by, we have plainly not considered the Bill; indeed, we have just voted on more than half of part 1 without having

considered a line of it. That is regrettable and brings our procedures into disrepute. I do not suggest that that is your fault, because you are as much a servant of the procedures of the House as the rest of us. None the less, it is unfortunate, to say the least—

Photo of Mr Peter Pike Mr Peter Pike Llafur, Burnley

Order. You have made your point, Mr. Garnier, and I understand it. You should remember that the Committee will be able to divide on the motion at the end of our proceedings. As Chairman, I am not in a position to express a view on whether adequate time has been given to our consideration, just as I could not determine the order of consideration earlier. I hope that whatever has been agreed by the usual channels will enable us to make progress. The Committee agreed the programme motion earlier today and, as Committee Chairman, I have to carry out procedure agreed by the Committee.Clause 23 Attorney-General