(1) The Lord Chancellor may appoint one of the ordinary judges of the Court of Appeal as vice-president of the Queen's Bench Division; and any person so appointed shall hold that office in accordance with the terms of his appointment.
(2) In section 4 of the Supreme Court Act 1981 (composition of High Court)—
(a) in subsection (1) (membership), after the words “the Senior Presiding Judge;” insert—
“(ddd) the vice-president of the Queen's Bench Division;”, and
(b) in subsection (6) (vacancy in offices not to affect constitution), at the end insert “and whether or not an appointment has been made to the office of vice-president of the Queen's Bench Division.”
(3) In section 5 of that Act (divisions of High Court), in subsection (1)(b) (Queen's Bench Division), after “thereof,” insert “the vice-president of the Queen's Bench Division”.
Specified date: 27 September 1999: see s 108(3)(b).