HC Deb 27 July 2000 vol 354 c870W
Angela Smith

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, pursuant to his answers of 12 April 2000,Official Report, columns 222–23W and 5 June 2000, Official Report, columns 149–51W, on judges, when he will make a further announcement on part-time judicial appointments to tribunals. [133763]

Jane Kennedy

Following the earlier announcements about new arrangements for a number of part-time judicial appointments, similar arrangements have now been put in place for an additional range of part-time tribunal appointments for which the Lord Chancellor is jointly or solely responsible and for appointments made by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry to Employment Tribunals.

These changes will come into effect immediately.

The Lord Chancellor is placing in the Libraries of both Houses joint statements signed by himself and/or the Secretary of State and by the Lord Chief Justice covering the following fixed-term appointments to Tribunals:

Lord Chancellor Part-time Chairmen of Employment Tribunals Part-time Chairmen and Deputy Chairmen of the Copyright Tribunal The "appointed person" to hear appeals under the Trade Marks Act 1994 Reinstatement Committees and Umpires Part-time members of the Restrictive Practices Court Chairmen and ordinary members of the Reserved Forces Appeal Tribunals Part-time Chairmen of the Plant Varieties and Seeds Tribunal

Lord Chancellor and the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry Part-time lay members of the Employment Appeal Tribunal

Secretary of State for Trade and Industry Part-time members of the Employment Tribunals.