New Clause 5 - Discrimination in appointments

Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:15 pm on 1st April 2004.

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'For section 46 of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000 substitute—

''46 Discrimination in appointments

In making appointments under section 39 the Chief Constable shall appoint candidates on merit alone.''.'.—[Mr. Hunter.]

Brought up, and read the First time.

Motion made, and Question put, That the clause be read a Second time:—

The Committee divided: Ayes 3, Noes 8.

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Aye: 3 MPs

No: 8 MPs

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Question accordingly negatived.

Amendment made: No. 65, in

title, line 7, leave out 'England and Wales' and insert

'another part of the United Kingdom'.—[Mr. Spellar.]

Bill, as amended, to be reported.

Committee rose at twenty-three minutes past Three o'clock.