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EDM (Early Day Motion) 162: tabled on 23 May 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 25 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House welcomes the commitment of the Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer, to reform of the judicial system; commends the positive steps he has taken to modernise the constitutional agenda, including a strong commitment to diversity; notes that the reforms will modernise the legal system through the creation of a Judicial Appointments Commission as well as giving greater access to justice for millions of people; and encourages Lord Falconer to continue his work in transforming the British legal system.

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leave out from `welcomes' to end and insert `the retention of the post of Lord Chancellor and his role in securing the independence of judges; notes that English judges and courts were respected at home and abroad prior to the appointment of the present Lord Chancellor; further notes that the new Supreme Court has the same powers and duties as its predecessor, but will cost much more money; and calls on the Lord Chancellor to make sure that judicial changes do not lower standards in the appointment of judges and that changes to tort law and legal aid do not lead to unacceptable restrictions on access to justice.'.
Conservative, North East Hertfordshire
EDM 162A1: tabled on 26 May 2005