Report of the Remembrancer.
MembersMembers received a report of the Remembrancer regarding an update from the Parliamentary Team.
A question was raised over whether the Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Bill would affect any changes to the enforced retirement age for the Court of Aldermen. The Remembrancer confirmed that the legislation was separate and the Court of Aldermen was not impacted as this would be an internal matter for the City Corporation.
On the Judicial Review and Courts Bill, a query was raised as to how the Government sought to raise the hurdles in obtaining judicial review of decisions by Government or public bodies. This had been a controversial area and whilst raised hurdles were likely as a result of the Bill, how those might manifest was yet to be determined.
There was discussion on the Professional Qualifications Bill and what happens to those that do have the necessary qualifications that need to be recognised in order to be able to work in the country. Until its enactment, the status quo remains in place.
Thanks were issued to the Remembrancer’s Department for the work undertaken on the Environment Bill. They moved at speed to arrange key meetings and agree amendments with London Councils in very short order.
RESOLVED, that the report be noted.