Judicial Review and Courts Bill — Third Reading — 25 Jan 2022 at 18:45
The majority of MPs voted for a series of measures intended to streamline and modernise elements of the justice system.
The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That the Bill be now read a Third time.
Support for the motion enabled the Bill to continue on its path to becoming law.
The Bill provided for:
- * Changes to the Judicial Review rules, including introducing a suspended quashing order as a possible outcome, giving Parliament, or public bodies, time to respond to a decision and removing the ability to seek a judicial review of a decision by the Upper Tribunal on if to allow an appeal from the First-tier Tribunal.
- * For certain individuals who plead guilty to be dealt with "online without the involvement of the court [or magistrate]" if the defendant agrees.
- * To remove the need for a plea hearing in the magistrates' court in certain types of case, enabling the plea to be submitted in writing or online.
- * 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.
- * "To allow virtual hearings in coroners’ courts"
- * "To allow a coroner to discontinue an investigation where the cause of death is natural causes, without a post-mortem examination"
- * "To allow inquests to proceed without a hearing in non-contentious cases"
- * To revoke provisions which currently place duties on the Corporation of London to provide county and magistrates court capacity at the current locations.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Judicial Review and Courts Bill, Parliament.uk
-  Judicial Review and Courts Bill as introduced on 21 July 2021, Parliament.uk
-  Explanatory notes to the Judicial Review and Courts Bill as introduced on 21 July 2021, Parliament.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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||299 (+2 tell)||0||1||83.7%|
|Lab||0||147 (+2 tell)||0||74.9%|
|James Gray||North Wiltshire||Con (front bench)||both|