Clause 21 - The Online Procedure Rule Committee

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

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  • Division number 174
    A majority of MPs voted not to require someone with experience in and knowledge of the Scottish legal system to be a member of the Online Procedure Rule Committee, the committee to propose rules for when, and how, court cases may be initiated, conducted, progressed, participated-in or disposed of by electronic means.

Amendment proposed: 41,  page 39, line 30, at end insert—

‘(4A) The Lord President of the Court of Session is to appoint one person with experience in and knowledge of the Scottish legal system.” —(Anne McLaughlin.)

This amendment would require the Online Procedure Committee to include a person with experience in and knowledge of the Scottish legal system, appointed by the Lord President of the Court of Session.

Question put, That the amendment be made.

Division number 174 Judicial Review and Courts Bill — Clause 21 — The Online Procedure Rule Committee

A majority of MPs voted not to require someone with experience in and knowledge of the Scottish legal system to be a member of the Online Procedure Rule Committee, the committee to propose rules for when, and how, court cases may be initiated, conducted, progressed, participated-in or disposed of by electronic means.

Aye: 218 MPs

No: 313 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 113 MPs

Absents: A-Z by last name

The House divided: Ayes 220, Noes 315.

Question accordingly negatived.