Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill [HL] — 3 Feb 2004 at 18:06

Lord Tugendhat was absent

moved Amendment No. 7:

Page 2, line 26, leave out from "must" to end of line 35 and insert "at all times engage in a programme of action which complies with subsection (10).

(10) A programme of action complies with this subsection if-

(a) it is designed to secure, so far as it is reasonably practicable to do so, that appointments to listed judicial offices are such that those holding such offices are reflective of the community in Northern Ireland;

(b) it requires the Commission, so far as it is reasonably practicable to do so, to secure that a range of persons reflective of the community in Northern Ireland is available for consideration by the Commission whenever it is required to select a person to be appointed, or recommended for appointment, to a listed judicial office; and

(c) it is for the time being approved by the Commission for the purposes of this section.""

On Question, amendment agreed to.

Clause 4 [Appointment of Lord Chief Justice and Lords Justices of Appeal]:

[Amendments Nos. 8 to 12 not moved.]

Clause 5 [Removal or suspension from listed judicial offices]:

moved Amendment No. 13:

Leave out Clause 5.

On Question, Whether the said amendment (No. 13) shall be agreed to?

Their Lordships divided: Contents, 149; Not-Contents, 128.

Debate in Parliament | Historical Hansard | Source |

Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Content)Minority (Not-Content)Turnout
Con99 (+2 tell) 048.1%
Green1 0100.0%
Lab0 115 (+2 tell)63.2%
LDem33 153.1%
Other0 19.1%
UUP2 066.7%
Crossbench12 912.4%
Total:147 12643.1%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

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Lord Redesdale LDem (front bench)no

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