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King’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) (Continued) (23 Jul 2024)

Lord Northbrook: ...confusingly, the Prime Minister has already authorised the appointment of an 81 year-old Baroness. The only Prime Minister to limit appointments was Theresa May. More should follow her example. The Appointments Commission should be put on a statutory basis and firmly applied to all new appointments—political ones included—thus controlling the quality of prime ministerial patronage. In...

King’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) (Continued) (23 Jul 2024)

Lord Northbrook: ...confusingly, the Prime Minister has already authorised the appointment of an 81 year-old Baroness. The only Prime Minister to limit appointments was Theresa May. More should follow her example. The Appointments Commission should be put on a statutory basis and firmly applied to all new appointments—political ones included—thus controlling the quality of prime ministerial patronage. In...

King’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) (23 Jul 2024)

Baroness Jay of Paddington: ...in the 2024 manifesto are explained and spelled out there. The earlier White Paper could almost be a blueprint for further contemporary action. The then Government proposed, for example, a statutory appointments commission, a cap on the overall size of the House—the number proposed was 600—and guaranteed numbers or proportions for the independent membership. It would be easy today to...

King’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) (23 Jul 2024)

Baroness Jay of Paddington: ...in the 2024 manifesto are explained and spelled out there. The earlier White Paper could almost be a blueprint for further contemporary action. The then Government proposed, for example, a statutory appointments commission, a cap on the overall size of the House—the number proposed was 600—and guaranteed numbers or proportions for the independent membership. It would be easy today to...

King’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (18 Jul 2024)

Baroness Hayman: ...at this—is a cap on the overall size of the House and the concomitant reduction of the absolute power of prerogative which currently lies with the Prime Minister. That cap and a statutory appointments commission are, in my view, essential building blocks to ensure an effectively functioning second Chamber in which we can justifiably take pride. Turning to the substance of today’s...

Illegal Immigration: Costs — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] ( 7 May 2024)

Tom Pursglove: ...in the upper tribunal to hear Illegal Migration Act appeals. The additional judges, if deployed, could provide more than 5,000 additional sitting days. The Lord Chancellor also asked the Judicial Appointments Commission to recruit more judges for the first-tier and upper tribunals of the immigration and asylum chamber. The recruitment is now concluding and new judges will be appointed and...

House of Lords: Reform - Question ( 1 May 2024)

Baroness Hayman: ...the appointments process by which people get here? Will she not reconsider her view about piecemeal reform, which is the only way we ever get anywhere in this House, and look at having a statutory appointments commission with proper scrutiny powers over appointments?

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Judiciary: Public Appointments (30 Apr 2024)

Lord Bellamy: The Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) is independent of government and has a statutory duty to select candidates for judicial appointment solely on merit; select only people of good character and have regard to the need to encourage diversity in the range of persons available for judicial selection. The JAC keeps its selection processes under continual review to ensure they are...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Standing Orders 10(2) to 10(4): Suspension — Lay Magistrates (Eligibility) Order (Northern Ireland) 2024 (29 Apr 2024)

Naomi Long: ...care proceedings. Lay magistrates are also empowered by various pieces of legislation to sign documents such as summonses and warrants. Lay magistrates are appointed by the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission, whilst the Department of Justice has responsibility for the terms and conditions of appointment of these judicial officeholders and makes decisions in relation to their...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: D F Press: Contracts (23 Apr 2024)

Alex Burghart: In common with many arms-length bodies, the House of Lords Appointments Commission (HOLAC) has a separate press officer to ensure that the Commission can be fully accountable to the public, the Government and Parliament, and to support its independent advisory role to the Prime Minister. It is Cabinet Office policy to publish Contracts with a value of over £10,000 on Contracts Finder within...

2. Questions to the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution: Recruitment and Retention of Magistrates ( 6 Mar 2024)

Mick Antoniw: ...take the point that's there, because it's also one that's issued in the other courts. Can I also say that I've met recently with the new director of public prosecutions? I met also with the Judicial Appointments Commission recently. The issue of magistrate shortage is not one that has been raised and not one that I'm aware of. In fact, the information I have is that there isn't an issue...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: House of Lords Appointments Commission (29 Jan 2024)

Tan Dhesi: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to improve the functioning of the House of Lords Appointments Commission.

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Justice: Tribunal Capacity Update (16 Jan 2024)

Alex Chalk: ...they use, is for the independent judiciary and will be taken by the relevant leadership judges at the time and in the interests of justice. In addition, the Lord Chancellor has asked the Judicial Appointments Commission to recruit more judges to the First-tier and Upper Tribunal. The recruitment will conclude in the next few months and new judges will be appointed, trained, and start...

Parliamentary Democracy and Standards in Public Life - Motion to Take Note (11 Jan 2024)

Lord Cormack: ...the power of Prime Ministers. Of course, they must have the opportunity to nominate—although I am not sure they should if they have had only 40 days and 40 nights—but there should be a statutory appointments commission which has the final say on the integrity of those who come to this House. We have many tasks before us. I am grateful to the noble Baroness, Lady Featherstone, for...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Constitutional Reform Act 2005 ( 8 Dec 2023)

Mike Freer: The Constitutional Reform Act 2005 provided for the Supreme Court to assume the jurisdiction of the Appellate Committee, established the independent Judicial Appointments Commission, and shared responsibilities for the administration of justice between the Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice. The Act is therefore the statutory basis of a broad sweep of constitutional matters, and it...

House of Lords Appointments Commission - Question ( 6 Dec 2023)

House of Lords Appointments Commission - Question

Cabinet Office: Foreign Secretary: Declarations of Interest (23 Nov 2023)

John Glen: ...reviews by the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists and the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments confirm that no rules were broken. His ennoblement was also approved by the House of Lords Appointments Commission. I have referred to the process that is under way with the independent adviser for all new Ministers and the updates that will be forthcoming in due course from him. That is...

Business of the House (16 Nov 2023)

Justin Madders: ...Greensill Capital private jet to His Majesty’s Revenue and Customs for tax purposes. Can the Leader of the House confirm that the outcome of those inquiries was considered by the House of Lords Appointments Commission before he was made Foreign Secretary?

King’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) (14 Nov 2023)

Lord Chartres: My Lords, research done by the House of Lords Appointments Commission points to the fact that your Lordships’ House still has some way to go in the fields of diversity—in particular, regional diversity. Therefore, it is particularly refreshing, and good, that we now have a fresh, eloquent, new voice from the north-east. I join other noble Lords in congratulating the right reverend Prelate...


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