New Clause 22 — Written tests by the Judicial Appointments Commission

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 4:00 pm on 4th November 2009.

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'(1) Section 88 of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 is amended as follows.

(2) After subsection (5) insert-

"(6) At no stage during any selection procedure may the Commission apply any written tests."'.- (Mr. Bellingham.)

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time.

The Committee divided: Ayes 150, Noes 329.

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Division number 238 Prime Minister — New Clause 22 — Written tests by the Judicial Appointments Commission

Aye: 150 MPs

No: 330 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

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Nos: A-Z by last name

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Question accordingly negatived.

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