Constitutional Reform Bill [HL] — 21 Mar 2005 at 16:47
:TITLE3:COMMONS NON-INSISTENCE AND AMENDMENTS IN LIEU OF CERTAIN COMMONS AMENDMENTS DISAGREED TO, AND COMMONS CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS TO THE BILL
[The page and line references are to Bill 18 as first printed for the Commons.]
The Commons do not insist on their Amendments Nos. 1, 2, 264, 265 and 593 but propose Amendments Nos. 1B and 1C in lieu of Commons Amendments Nos. 1 and 2 and Amendments Nos. 1D to 1F as consequential amendments to the Bill-
1B Leave out Clause 2 and insert the following new Clause- "Lord Chancellor to be qualified by experience
(1) A person may not be recommended for appointment as Lord Chancellor unless he appears to the Prime Minister to be qualified by experience.
(2) The Prime Minister may take into account any of these-
(a) experience as a Minister of the Crown;
(b) experience as a member of either House of Parliament;
(c) experience as a qualifying practitioner;
(d) experience as a teacher of law in a university;
(e) other experience that the Prime Minister considers relevant.
(3) In this section "qualifying practitioner" means any of these-
(a) a person who has a Senior Courts qualification, within the meaning of section 71 of the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990;
(b) an advocate in Scotland or a solicitor entitled to appear in the Court of Session and the High Court of Justiciary;
(c) a member of the Bar of Northern Ireland or a solicitor of the Court of Judicature of Northern Ireland."
rose to move Amendment No. 1BA, as an amendment to the Motion that the House do agree with the Commons in their Amendment No. 1B, leave out "agree" and insert "disagree".
On Question, Whether the said amendment (No. 1BA) shall be agreed to?
Their Lordships divided: Contents, 191; Not-Contents, 203.
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