§ [No. 9.]
Clause 54, page 35, line 20, leave out subsection (5) and insert—
'(5) The joint secretaries to the Rules Committee shall be such persons as the Lord Chancellor, after consultation with the Lord Chief Justice, may from time to time designate and one of the persons so designated shall be either the Principal Secretary to the Lord Chief Justice or another officer serving in the Supreme Court.'
§ The MINISTER of STATE, NORTHERN IRELAND OFFICE (Lord Melchett)
My Lords, I beg to move that this House doth agree with the Commons in their Amendment No. 9. At the same time, I shall speak to Amendment No. 11. Amendment No. 9 provides for the two joint secretaries of the Supreme Court Rules Committee rather than one as at present, and provides for them to be designated by the Lord Chancellor after consultation with the Lord Chief Justice, who is chairman of the Committee. Amendment No. 11 is consequential. I beg to move Amendment No. 9.
§ Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Amendment.—(Lord Melchett.)