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Higher Education and Research Bill - Committee (6th Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:30 pm on 25th January 2017.

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Photo of Lord Mackay of Clashfern Lord Mackay of Clashfern Conservative 4:30 pm, 25th January 2017

Before my noble friend sits down, I was wondering whether the justice of the peace who is to decide such a matter has to give a certificate that he has been satisfied on all the matters required in the schedule at this point in order to grant the warrant, because it sets out conditions about which he must be satisfied. I think it would be quite a reasonable requirement that before the warrant was granted, he should certify that he—or she, I should of course have said—is satisfied on each one of all those rather important conditions.