Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill — Clause 1 — Guarantee of continued judicial independence — 4 Mar 2002 at 16:30

I beg to move amendment No. 1, in page 1, line 6, after "judiciary", insert "and the legal profession".

We return to this subject following a debate in Committee during which I withdrew a similar amendment because the Minister was about to have further consultations with its main proponent, the Law Society of Northern Ireland. Without wishing to detain the House at length by recapping the debate in Committee, it is important for us to note just how wide is the alliance ranged against the Minister-unless, that is, he tells us later that the Law Society of Northern Ireland has withdrawn from the field.

Question put, That the amendment be made:-

The House divided: Ayes 152, Noes 275.

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Paddy TippingSherwoodLabno
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Claire WardWatfordLabno
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Derek WyattSittingbourne and SheppeyLabno
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Patsy CaltonCheadleLDemaye
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Hywel WilliamsCaernarfonPC (front bench)aye
Mr Seamus MallonNewry and ArmaghSDLPaye
Eddie McGradySouth DownSDLPaye
Ms Annabelle EwingPerthSNPaye
Angus RobertsonMoraySNP (front bench)aye
Pete WishartNorth TaysideSNP (front bench)aye
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