Schedule 13 - Repeals and revocations

Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 10:45 am ar 14 Chwefror 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) 10:45, 14 Chwefror 2002

I beg to move amendment No. 77, in page 121, line 41, at end insert-

'In Schedule 2, the entry relating to the Lord Chief Justice's Office.'.

The amendment provides that the Lord Chief Justice's office will no longer be a department of the Supreme Court within the meaning of the Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978. The amendment is consistent with the review recommendation, reflected in clause 13, that the Lord Chief Justice should have a wider role, covering the judiciary and the magistracy, instead of just the Supreme Court. It is a positive signal of the Government's intent that the office of Lord Chief Justice should embrace the whole judicial service.

Photo of Crispin Blunt Crispin Blunt Shadow Spokesperson (Northern Ireland)

I should just place it on record that it is a pity that we were not able to debate clause 13.

Amendment agreed to.

Schedule 13, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 85 ordered to stand part of the Bill.