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.
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.
-  Courts and Tribunals (Judiciary and Functions of Staff) Bill webpage, Parliament.uk
-  Explanatory notes to the Courts and Tribunals (Judiciary and Functions of Staff) Bill
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.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||295 (+2 tell)||0||0||93.7%|
|Lab||0||229 (+2 tell)||0||88.8%|