Clause 44
Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Bill
3:30 pm

Altering title of resident magistrate

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

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Bridget Prentice (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs; Lewisham East, Labour)

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.