318In section 16 (records of lay justices), after subsection (3) insert—E+W+S+N.I.
“(4)The Lord Chancellor must consult the Lord Chief Justice before—
(a)appointing a person under subsection (1), or
(b)giving a direction under subsection (2).
(5)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.”