Clause 23. — (Existing and Former Justices' Clerks, etc.)

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 7th December 1949.

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Amendments made: In page 22, line 16, leave out from beginning, to second "the," in line 24, and insert: (4) Where immediately before the said date a person is justices' clerk and collecting officer at the same court, subsections (1) and (3) of this section shall apply in relation to persons then employed by him as if his duties as collecting officer of that court had been duties appertaining to the clerkship.(5) Where immediately before the said date a person to whom subsection (1) of this section does not apply is collecting officer of any court and devotes substantially the whole of his time to his duties as collecting officer of that court, he shall be transferred on the said date to the employment of the magistrates' courts committee as a member of the staff provided for the clerk of that court.(6) Where the collecting officer of any court is transferred as mentioned in the last foregoing subsection, any person who immediately before the said date is employed by him to assist him in the performance of his duties as collecting officer of that court, and who devotes substantially the whole of his time to that employment, shall also be so transferred.(7) Where a person who immediately before the said date is employed by a justices' clerk or collecting officer is transferred by this section to the employment of a magistrates' courts committee, the terms and conditions on which he is then employed by the justices' clerk or collecting officer, so far as they remain applicable, shall apply to his employment by the committee; and the terms and conditions on which a person is transferred to the employment of a magistrates' courts committee by subsection (5) of this section shall be such as in the opinion of the magistrates' courts committee are on the whole not less beneficial to him than those on which he held office as collecting officer.(8) In relation to any person to whom the 1937 Act applies by virtue of the last foregoing section, being either—

  1. (a) a person who before the said date has been a justices' clerk or employed by such a clerk in connection with the clerkship; or
  2. (b) a person who on the said date is transferred to the employment of a magistrates' courts committee by subsection (5) or (6) of this section."

In page 23, line 6, at end, add: (9) For the purposes of this section the expression 'collecting officer' means collecting officer of a court of summary jurisdiction appointed under the Affiliation Orders Act. 1914."—[Mr. Ede.]

Clause, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clause 24 ordered to stand part of the Bill.