Clause 44

Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:30 pm on 18th January 2007.

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Altering title of resident magistrate

Question proposed,That the clause stand part of the Bill.

Photo of Bridget Prentice Bridget Prentice Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs

I do not want to detain the Committee long on this clause, although I am glad of the opportunity to say one thing. For those who have not read “The Irish R.M.” by Somerville and Ross, I commend it to them, because we shall be changing the title “resident magistrate”, and I suspect that this will be our last opportunity to discuss such magistrates as an entity. I commend the clause to the Committee.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 44 ordered to stand part of the Bill.