Clause 9 - Powers to proceed if accused absent from allocation hearing

Judicial Review and Courts Bill – in the House of Commons at 6:08 pm on 25th January 2022.

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  • Division number 173
    A majority of MPs voted to allow Magistrates' Courts to make a decision on if to refer a case involving a child defendant to the Crown Court in the absence of the defendant in a wider range of circumstances.

Amendment proposed: 22, page 26, line 1, leave out subsection (5).—(Alex Cunningham.)

This amendment would remove cases involving children and young people from the provisions of clause 9.

Question put, That the amendment be made.

Division number 173 Judicial Review and Courts Bill — Clause 9 — Powers to Proceed if Accused Absent from Allocation Hearing

A majority of MPs voted to allow Magistrates' Courts to make a decision on if to refer a case involving a child defendant to the Crown Court in the absence of the defendant in a wider range of circumstances.

Aye: 176 MPs

No: 313 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 155 MPs

Absents: A-Z by last name

The House divided: Ayes 176, Noes 316.

Question accordingly negatived.