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Part of Justice – in the House of Commons at on 21 February 2023.

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Photo of Stuart McDonald Stuart McDonald Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Justice), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Immigration)

It has become apparent that if the Justice Secretary does not act, the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill could see thousands of part-time judges face a massive loss of pension rights, pushing many away from office at the worst possible time. This morning, when we debated the matter in a Delegated Legislation Committee, the Under-Secretary of State for Justice, Mike Freer, was a little vague about whether the Department would fix this specifically by retaining the relevant regulations. Can the Lord Chancellor give that clear commitment today?