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SCHEDULE 5U.K.Functions under legislation relating to Northern Ireland

Part 1 U.K.Amendments

Resident Magistrates' Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 1960 (c. 2 (N.I.))U.K.

12U.K.The Resident Magistrates' Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 1960 is amended as follows.

13U.K.In section 1 (retiring age of resident magistrates), omit “Lord Chancellor's”.

14U.K.In section 2 (pensions of resident magistrates), after subsection (6) insert—

(7)The Lord Chancellor must consult the Lord Chief Justice before—

(a)satisfying himself as mentioned in subsection (3)(c), or

(b)requiring a person to resume the duties of resident magistrate in accordance with subsection (4).

(8)The Lord Chief Justice may nominate any of the following to exercise his functions under subsection (7)—

(a)the holder of one of the offices listed in Schedule 1 to the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002 (c. 26);

(b)a Lord Justice of Appeal (as defined in section 88 of that Act).

15U.K.Omit section 11 (resident magistrates already serving).