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Committee of the whole House: 25 June 2012              

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Electoral Registration and Administration Bill, continued

 
 

(1C)    

The Commission must submit its assessment, with a recommendation, in a report

 

to the Secretary of State, which must be laid before Parliament as soon as possible

 

by the Secretary of State.

 

(1D)    

If—

 

(a)    

the recommendation in the Electoral Commission’s report is that the

 

establishment of an electoral register made up solely of electors who have

 

registered individually would help the achievement of the registration

 

objectives, and

 

(b)    

the recommendation is approved by a resolution of each House of

 

Parliament,

 

    

the Secretary of State may make an order bringing Parts 1 and 2 of this Act into

 

force.

 

(1E)    

The Secretary of State may not make such an order if those conditions are not met.

 

(1F)    

If—

 

(a)    

the Electoral Commission’s report does not contain a recommendation to

 

proceed to establish an electoral register made up solely of electors who

 

have registered individually, or

 

(b)    

the report does contain such a recommendation, but it is not approved by

 

a resolution of each House of Parliament,

 

    

within 12 months after the day on which the report is submitted by the Electoral

 

Commission (in the case mentioned in paragraph (a)) or disapproved in

 

Parliament (in the case mentioned in paragraph (b)), the Secretary of State must

 

require the Commission to submit, by a specified date, a further report under this

 

section containing the terms mentioned in subsection (1A).

 

(1G)    

For the purposes of subsection (1F)—

 

(a)    

a report is disapproved in Parliament when either House decided against

 

resolving to approve the report (or, if both Houses so decide on different

 

days, when the first of them so decides);

 

(b)    

the date specified by the Secretary of State must be at least one year, but

 

no more than two years, after the day on which the requirement under that

 

subsection is imposed.’.

 

Mr Wayne David

 

Angela Smith

 

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Clause  25,  page  14,  line  17,  at end insert ‘with the exception of Schedule 5, Part 2,

 

which shall come into force by order only once—

 

(a)    

the data matching pilots for pre-verification purposes established by the

 

Electoral Registration Data Schemes Order 2012 have been completed,

 

(b)    

the Electoral Commission has reported on these schemes as under the

 

terms of that Order, and

 

(c)    

the Electoral Commission believes that the completeness of the register

 

will not be negatively affected.’.

 

 

Order of the House [23 May]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Electoral Registration and

 

Administration Bill:

 

Commital

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House.


 
 

Committee of the whole House: 25 June 2012              

143

 

Electoral Registration and Administration Bill, continued

 
 

Proceedings in Committee, on consideration and Third Reading

 

2.    

Proceedings in Committee, any proceedings on consideration and

 

proceedings on Third Reading shall be completed in three days.

 

3.    

The proceedings shall be taken on the days shown in the first column of the

 

following Table and in the order so shown.

 

4.    

The proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion at the times specified in the second column of the Table.

 

        TABLE

 

Proceedings

Time for conclusion of proceedings

 
 

First and second days

 
 

Clause 1, Schedule 1, Clause 2,

The moment of interruption on the

 
 

Schedule 2, Clauses 3 and 4,

second day.

 
 

Clauses 6 to 9, Clause 5,

  
 

Schedules 3 and 5.

  
 

Third day

  
 

Clauses 10 to 12, Schedule 4, new

Two hours before the moment of

 
 

Clauses relating to Part 1, new

interruption on the third day.

 
 

Schedules relating to Part 1,

  
 

Clauses 13 to 21, remaining new

  
 

Clauses, remaining new

  
 

Schedules, Clauses 22 to 26,

  
 

remaining proceedings in

  
 

Committee, any proceedings on

  
 

consideration.

  
 

Proceedings on Third Reading.

The moment of interruption on the

 
  

third day.

 
 

5.    

Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to

 

proceedings in Committee, to any proceedings on consideration or to

 

proceedings on Third Reading.

 

Other proceedings

 

6.    

Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on

 

consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the

 

Lords) may be programmed.

 


 
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