Power to make amendments in relation to Online Procedure Rules

Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:15 am on 23rd July 2019.

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Amendments made: 10, in clause 10, page 9, line 3, leave out subsection (3).

Subsection (3) requires the Lord Chancellor to obtain the concurrence of the Lord Chief Justice before making regulations under clause 10. Amendment 11 replaces this with a requirement to consult the Lord Chief Justice.

Amendment 11, in clause 10, page 9, line 5, after “consult” insert—

“the Lord Chief Justice and”.

This amendment requires the Lord Chancellor to consult the Lord Chief Justice before making regulations under clause 10.

Amendment 12, in clause 10, page 9, line 9, leave out “(3)” and insert “(4)”.

This amendment enables the Lord Chief Justice to delegate to a judicial office holder the function of being consulted under subsection (4) (see amendment 11).—(Paul Maynard.)

Clause 10, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clauses 11 to 14 ordered to stand part of the Bill.