Judicial Review and Courts Bill — Clause 21 — The Online Procedure Rule Committee — 25 Jan 2022 at 18:08
The majority of MPs voted not to require someone with experience in and knowledge of the Scottish legal system to be a member of the Online Procedure Rule Committee, the committee to propose rules for when, and how, court cases may be initiated, conducted, progressed, participated-in or disposed of by electronic means.
The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment 41, page 39, line 30, at end insert—
- ‘(4A) The Lord President of the Court of Session is to appoint one person with experience in and knowledge of the Scottish legal system.”
The rejected amendment was accompanied by the following explanatory statement from its proposer:
- This amendment would require the Online Procedure Committee to include a person with experience in and knowledge of the Scottish legal system, appointed by the Lord President of the Court of Session.
The rejected amendment would have impacted Clause 21 of the Bill which provided for the establishment of an Online Procedure Rule Committee to propose the rules for when, and how, court cases may be initiated, conducted, progressed, participated-in or disposed of by electronic means. .
-  Parliament's webpage on the Judicial Review and Courts Bill, Parliament.uk
-  Judicial Review and Courts Bill as amended in committee, 23 November 2021, Parliament.uk
-  Explanatory notes to the Judicial Review and Courts Bill as introduced, 27 July 2021, Parliament.uk
-  Section 2 of the Civil Procedure Act 1997 (to which Clause 21 refers), Legislation.gov.uk
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||306 (+2 tell)||0||0||85.3%|
|SNP||0||40 (+2 tell)||0||93.3%|