Clause 105 — Removal from most senior judicial offices

Part of Orders of the Day — Constitutional Reform Bill [Lords] — [2nd Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 4:45 pm on 1st February 2005.

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Photo of Bill Cash Bill Cash Conservative, Stone 4:45 pm, 1st February 2005

One last intervention, if I may.

There are several gates involved here, as the Minister will appreciate. First, there is the question of whether an address may be presented by any Member of this House. On the question of the Prime Minister's involvement, I know that we are going to discuss the tribunal later, but it is directly related to this issue. When the Minister looks at the manner in which the tribunal will function, and of whom it will be composed, he will realise that when the Lord Chancellor comes to exercise his powers under subsection (5) he will have to do so after the tribunal—which will be constituted as set out in clause 107—has performed its functions. The more gates there are, the more difficult—