Clause 5 - Appointment to listed judicial offices

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

My impression, Mr. Pike, is that the Chairman understands quite a lot before we do.

The other amendments cover the same ground, and I ask that they are not pressed, because I am satisfied that the issues that they seek to deal with are already covered by the Government amendments.

Amendment agreed to.

Amendment made, No. 71, in page 4, line 24, at end insert—

'(6A) The First Minister and deputy First Minister must, on being informed by the Commission of the outcome of the reconsideration of its decision, appoint, or recommend for appointment, the person selected by the Commission after the reconsideration.'.—[Mr. Browne.]

Clause 5, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.