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Senior Judiciary Appointments (Disregard of Age of Candidates) Bill 2016-17

Type of Bill:
Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)
Sponsor:
Keith Vaz

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Commons

  1. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Latest Bill

This Bill is being prepared for publication.

Latest news on the Senior Judiciary Appointments (Disregard of Age of Candidates) Bill 2016-17

This Bill was expected to have its second reading debate on Friday 12 May 2017.

However, as a General Election has now been called and Parliament will be dissolved from 3 May 2017, the Bill falls and no further action will be taken.

Summary of the Senior Judiciary Appointments (Disregard of Age of Candidates) Bill 2016-17

A Bill to require those responsible for the selection and interviewing of candidates for, and appointment to, the posts of Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the President of the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court of England and Wales, the Keeper or Master of the Rolls and Records of the Chancery of England and the President of the Family Division of the High Court of England and Wales to disregard the age of applicants under 70 years of age; and for connected purposes.

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