HL Deb 18 July 1994 vol 557 cc42-3

66 Schedule 3, page 61, line 4, leave out 'three' and insert 'four'.

Earl Ferrers

My Lords, I beg to move that the House do agree with the Commons in their Amendment No. 66. In moving this amendment, I should like to speak also to Amendments Nos. 67 to 71 and 89 to 102.

The amendments deal with three main topics. First, they deal with the inclusion in police appeal tribunals for non-chief officer ranks in both England and Wales, and Scotland, of a fourth member, a retired police officer whose former rank was similar to that of the officer concerned, plus the consequential provision that the chairman of the tribunal shall, when necessary, exercise an additional casting vote.

Secondly, they deal with the inclusion of police appeal tribunals among those which are subject to the supervision of the Council on Tribunals—again, for all three countries.

Thirdly, the amendments include a number of purely technical provisions which cover the differences between Scots law and that south of the border.

Moved, That the House do agree with the Commons in their Amendment No. 66.—(Earl Ferrers.)

Lord Archer of Sandwell

My Lords, perhaps I may refer to Amendment No. 89. I would like merely to express my thanks to the Minister. This is the second time within a few days when I have had occasion to express thanks in these circumstances. I believe that there is much joy in heaven.

On Question, Motion agreed to.