Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords] — Clause 5 — Removal Or Suspension From Listed Judicial Offices — 26 Apr 2004 at 18:30

I beg to move amendment No. 1, in page 3, line 25, leave out clause 5.

The amendment would preserve the status quo, which requires the Lord Chief Justice's agreement to be sought and obtained before the sacking or suspension of any judge, as set out in the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002. In the other place, clause 5 proved to be the most controversial clause. It was removed, but it was reinstated in Committee in this House.

Question put, That the amendment be made:-

The House divided: Ayes 151, Noes 266.

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Angela BrowningTiverton and HonitonCon (front bench)aye
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Bill CashStoneCon (front bench)aye
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Derek ConwayOld Bexley and SidcupConaye
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Mark FieldCities of London and WestminsterCon (front bench)aye
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Edward GarnierHarboroughConaye
Nick GibbBognor Regis and LittlehamptonCon (front bench)aye
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James GrayNorth WiltshireConaye
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Michael HowardFolkestone and HytheCon (front bench)aye
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Robert JacksonWantagewhilst Conaye
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Rosie WintertonDoncaster CentralLab (minister)no
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Tony WrightCannock ChaseLabno
Derek WyattSittingbourne and SheppeyLabno
Mr Richard AllanSheffield, HallamLDem (front bench)aye
Alan BeithBerwick-upon-TweedLDem (front bench)aye
Tom BrakeCarshalton and WallingtonLDem (front bench)aye
Colin BreedSouth East CornwallLDem (front bench)aye
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Paul BurstowSutton and CheamLDem (front bench)aye
Patsy CaltonCheadleLDem (front bench)aye
Menzies CampbellNorth East FifeLDem (front bench)aye
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Don FosterBathLDem (front bench)aye
Sandra GidleyRomseyLDem (front bench)aye
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Mr Nigel JonesCheltenhamLDem (front bench)aye
Paul KeetchHerefordLDem (front bench)aye
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David LawsYeovilLDem (front bench)aye
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Lembit ÖpikMontgomeryshireLDem (front bench)aye
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Bob RussellColchesterLDem (front bench)aye
Adrian SandersTorbayLDem (front bench)aye
Andrew StunellHazel GroveLDem (front bench)aye
Steve WebbNorthavonLDem (front bench)aye
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Phil WillisHarrogate and KnaresboroughLDem (front bench)aye
Richard Younger-RossTeignbridgeLDem (front bench)aye
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Hywel WilliamsCaernarfonPC (front bench)no
Mr Seamus MallonNewry and ArmaghSDLPno
Michael WeirAngusSNP (front bench)no
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