Legal Services Bill [HL] — 18 Apr 2007 at 17:30

Lord Stoddart of Swindon voted with the majority (Content).

Schedule 5 <[i>Authorised persons]:

moved Amendments Nos. 84 to 91:

Schedule 5, page 137, line 7, after "Attorneys," insert-

"( ) The Association of Law Costs Draftsmen,"

Schedule 5, page 137, line 29, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Lord Chancellor"
Schedule 5, page 139, line 12, leave out "has the same meaning as in" and insert "means a registered European lawyer within the meaning of"
Schedule 5, page 139, line 13, at end insert "who is registered with the Law Society."
Schedule 5, page 141, line 2, at end insert-
"(1) During the transitional period, a person ("P") is an exempt person in relation to the carrying on of an activity ("the relevant activity") which is a notarial activity if-

(a) P carries on the relevant activity by virtue of an employee of P ("E") carrying it on in E's capacity as such an employee, and (b) E is an authorised person in relation to the relevant activity.

(2) If P is a body, in this paragraph references to an employee of P include references to a manager of P."
Schedule 5, page 142, line 14, after "mark" insert "attorney"
Schedule 5, page 142, line 37, after "mark" insert "attorney"
Schedule 5, page 143, line 2, at end insert-

"Law costs draftsmen

15A (1) During the transitional period, every authorised member of the Association of Law Costs Draftsmen is deemed to be authorised by that Association to administer oaths.
(2) In this paragraph, "authorised member of the Association of Law Costs Draftsmen" means a member of that Association who has been authorised by that Association to carry on one or both of the following activities-

(a) the exercise of a right of audience; (b) the conduct of litigation.

(3) The authority conferred by sub-paragraph (1) is exercisable in accordance with and subject to the regulatory arrangements of the Association of Law Costs Draftsmen."

On Question, amendments agreed to.

Clause 22 <[i>Transitional protection for non-commercial bodies]:

moved Amendment No. 92:

Clause 22, page 11, line 23, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Lord Chancellor"

On Question, amendment agreed to.

Clause 23 <[i>Extension of the reserved legal activities]:

moved Amendments Nos. 93 to 97:

Clause 23, page 11, line 31, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Lord Chancellor"
Clause 23, page 11, line 38, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Lord Chancellor"
Clause 23, page 12, line 2, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Lord Chancellor"
Clause 23, page 12, line 7, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Lord Chancellor"
Clause 23, page 12, line 8, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Lord Chancellor"

On Question, amendments agreed to.

Clause 24 <[i>Provisional designation as approved regulators and licensing authorities]:

moved Amendments Nos. 98 to 102:

Clause 24, page 12, line 12, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Lord Chancellor"
Clause 24, page 12, line 16, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Lord Chancellor"
Clause 24, page 12, line 22, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Lord Chancellor"
Clause 24, page 12, line 38, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Lord Chancellor"
Clause 24, page 12, line 40, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Lord Chancellor"

On Question, amendments agreed to.

Clause 25 <[i>Recommendations that activities should cease to be reserved legal activities]:

moved Amendments Nos. 103 to 107:

Clause 25, page 13, line 6, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Lord Chancellor"
Clause 25, page 13, line 8, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Lord Chancellor"
Clause 25, page 13, line 10, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Lord Chancellor"
Clause 25, page 13, line 11, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Lord Chancellor"
Clause 25, page 13, line 12, leave out "Secretary of State's" and insert "Lord Chancellor's"

On Question, amendments agreed to.

Schedule 6 <[i>Alteration of reserved legal activities]:

moved Amendments Nos. 108 to 113:

Schedule 6, page 143, line 36, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Lord Chancellor"
Schedule 6, page 145, line 34, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Lord Chancellor"
Schedule 6, page 146, line 1, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Lord Chancellor"
Schedule 6, page 146, line 3, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Lord Chancellor"
Schedule 6, page 146, line 11, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Lord Chancellor"
Schedule 6, page 148, line 41, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Lord Chancellor"

On Question, amendments agreed to.

Clause 27 <[i>Approved regulator's duty to promote the regulatory objectives etc]:

<[i>Amendment No. 114 not moved.]

moved Amendments Nos. 115 and 116:

Clause 27, page 13, line 36, at end insert "and"
Clause 27, page 13, line 38, leave out from "practice," to end of line 39

On Question, amendments agreed to.

Clause 28 <[i>Prohibition on the Board interfering with representative functions]:

<[i>Amendment No. 117 not moved.]

Clause 29 <[i>Rules relating to the exercise of regulatory functions]:

moved Amendment No. 118:

Clause 29, page 14, line 41, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Lord Chancellor"

On Question, amendment agreed to.

Clause 30 <[i>Performance targets and monitoring]:

moved Amendment No. 119:

Clause 30, page 15, line 13, leave out "one or more of"

On Question, Whether the said amendment (No. 119) shall be agreed to?

Their Lordships divided: Contents, 184; Not-Contents, 132.

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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
Con112 (+1 tell) 054.1%
Green1 0100.0%
Ind Lab1 0100.0%
Lab0 120 (+2 tell)56.5%
LDem45 (+1 tell) 058.2%
Other1 014.3%
Crossbench22 1017.3%
Total:182 13045.3%

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