Clause 5 - Appointment to listed judicial offices

Part of Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 4:30 pm ar 31 Ionawr 2002.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Des Browne Des Browne Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Northern Ireland Office, Parliamentary Secretary (Northern Ireland Office) 4:30, 31 Ionawr 2002

The answer to the hon. Lady's question about stalemate arising as a result of a failure to act jointly lies in Government amendments No. 70 and 71, which are in the next group of amendments. The Government's position is that the amendments are unnecessary but, for the purposes of clarification, it will be helpful to include them so that there can be no question but that the Bill reflects the review's recommendations.