Courts and Tribunals (Judiciary and Functions of Staff) Bill — Third Reading — 12 Dec 2018 at 16:17

The majority of MPs voted in favour of a series of proposals to reform the court and tribunal system.

MPs were considering the Courts and Tribunals (Judiciary and Functions of Staff) Bill.[1][2]

The provisions of the Bill sought:

  • to replace justices’ clerks and assistant clerks with authorised persons.
  • to expand the areas in which authorised staff exercise judicial functions.
  • to enable temporary judges, appointed without a Judicial Appointments Commission selection process, to sit in any court, rather than just the high court or crown court.
  • to enable Recorders to hear cases in the Upper Tribunal.
  • to allow an individual to preside over more than one Chamber in the same Tribunal
  • to change the title of the office of "Chief Bankruptcy Registrar" to "Chief Insolvency and Companies Court Judge".
  • to enable the judicial titles of other senior masters and district judges of the Senior Courts to be changed in future by secondary legislation

The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:

  • That the Bill be now read the Third time.

support for this motion enabled the Bill to continue on its path to becoming law.

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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 are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.

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

PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con295 (+2 tell) 0093.7%
DUP7 0070.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 1014.3%
Lab0 228 (+2 tell)089.5%
LDem0 000.0%
PC0 40100.0%
Total:302 234089.0%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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