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39(1)Amend Article 7 as follows.E+W+S+N.I.
(2)In paragraphs (1)(b) and (2)(b) for “Secretary of State” substitute “ Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission ”.
(3)In paragraph (3) after “by the Secretary of State” insert “ or the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission ”.
(4)In paragraph (3)(a) for “Secretary of State considers appropriate” substitute “ person making the appointment determines ”.
(5)After paragraph (3) insert—
“(3A)For an appointment by the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission, the terms and conditions mentioned in paragraph (3)(a) are to be determined with the agreement of the justice department (within the meaning of the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002).”
(6)Omit paragraph (6).
40In Article 13(2) for “Article 7(6)” substitute “ section 7 of the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002 ”.E+W+S+N.I.
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