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19Training, development and appraisal of lay justicesE+W

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(1)Rules may (in addition to making provision under sections 10(4) and 18(6)) make provision for, or in connection with, the training, development and appraisal of lay justices.

(2)Such rules may make provision for committees, constituted in accordance with the rules, to have such functions as may be specified in the rules, including, in particular—

(a)providing advice and support to lay justices in connection with their functions as lay justices;

(b)identifying the training needs of lay justices;

(c)appraising lay justices and reporting on the results of appraisals;

(d)giving or withholding approval for the purposes of section 18;

(e)advising the [F1Lord Chief Justice]F1 in relation to authorisations of lay justices as members of family proceedings courts or youth courts;

(f)granting or revoking such authorisations on behalf of the [F1Lord Chief Justice]F1 .

(3)The [F2Lord Chief Justice]F2 must ensure that [F3training and training materials that appear to him, after consulting the Lord Chancellor, to be appropriate]F3 are provided for lay justices with a view to enabling them to comply with requirements as to training imposed by rules under section 10 or 18 or this section.

[F4(4)The Lord Chief Justice may nominate a judicial office holder (as defined in section 109(4) of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005) to exercise his functions under this section.F4]

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