HL Deb 22 April 1971 vol 317 cc857-8

[Nos. 95 —97]

Schedule 8, page 69, line 34, after first: "chairman "insert" a vice-chairman".

line 35, after "and' insert "(a)".

line 36, leave out and "and" insert —

  1. "(b) a metropolitan stipendiary magistrate chosen from among the members of the committee by the chief metropolitan stipendiary magistrate shall be vice-chairman, and
  2. (c)".


My Lords, I beg to move that this House doth agree with the Commons in their Amendments Nos. 95 to 97. These Amendments deal with the Committee of Magistrates for the Inner London area. The chairman is at present the chairman of quarter sessions whose office will be abolished by the Bill. The new chairman will be the chief metropolitan magistrate. These Amendments give the chief metropolitan magistrate power to appoint a vice-chairman from among the stipendiary magistrate members.

Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Amendments.—(The Lord Chancellor.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.