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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 9 July 2013

 

Committee of the whole House

 

Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill


 

(Clauses 1 to 9)


 

Naomi Long

 

7

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  25,  leave out ‘October’ and insert ‘January’.

 

Naomi Long

 

8

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  37,  leave out ‘October’ and insert ‘January’.

 

Nigel Mills

 

Naomi Long

 

2

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  43,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

In section 71E of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (duty

 

not to disclose contents of donation reports) after subsection (3) insert—

 

“(3A)    

Such information may be disclosed where a donation received by a

 

Northern Ireland recipient on or after 1 October 2014 exceeds £7,500.

 

(3B)    

Such information may be disclosed where the total donations received by

 

a Northern Ireland recipient from a relevant person in a year exceeds

 

£7,500, save that no information on donations received before 1 October

 

2014 may be published.”.’.

 

Mr Nigel Dodds

 

Dr William McCrea

 

Mr Jeffrey Donaldson

 

Mr Gregory Campbell

 

David Simpson

 

Jim Shannon

 

Ian Paisley

 

Sammy Wilson

 

6

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  43,  at end insert—


 
 

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‘(2A)    

Section 71B of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 is

 

repealed.’.

 


 

Naomi Long

 

10

 

Clause  3,  page  4,  line  5,  after ‘Commons’, insert ‘or House of Lords’.

 

Naomi Long

 

11

 

Clause  3,  page  4,  line  7,  after ‘Commons’, insert ‘or House of Lords’.

 

Naomi Long

 

12

 

Clause  3,  page  4,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

‘(2)    

A person who becomes a Member of the House of Lords is not disqualified under

 

section 1(1)(za) at any time during the period of 8 days beginning with the day

 

the person becomes a Member of the House of Lords.’.

 

Naomi Long

 

13

 

Clause  3,  page  4,  line  30,  leave out from ‘members)’ to end of line 31 and insert

 

‘leave out “either House of Parliament.”.’.

 


 

Naomi Long

 

14

 

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  36,  after ‘Ireland)’, insert ‘or Seanad Éireann (the Senate of

 

Ireland).’.

 

Mark Durkan

 

Ms Margaret Ritchie

 

20

 

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  36,  at end insert ‘or Seanad Éireann (Senate of Ireland).

 

(dc)    

is a member of the House of Lords.’.

 

Naomi Long

 

15

 

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  38,  after ‘Éireann’, insert ‘or Seanad Éireann’.

 

Nigel Mills

 

3

 

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  41,  at end add—

 

‘(3)    

In section 1(1) of the Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975

 

(disqualification of holders of certain offices and places) before paragraph (a)

 

insert—

 

“(za)    

is a member of the European Parliament;”.

 

(4)    

After section 1B of that Act (as inserted by section 4(2)) insert—


 
 

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“1C    

Members of the European Parliament

 

A person returned at an election as a member of the Northern Ireland

 

Assembly is not disqualified under section 1(1)(za) at any time in the

 

period of 8 days beginning with the day the person is so returned.”.’.

 


 

Naomi Long

 

16

 

Clause  5,  page  6,  line  13,  leave out from ‘MPs’ to end and insert ‘, members of the

 

House of Lords or members of the Oireachtas).’.

 

Naomi Long

 

17

 

Clause  5,  page  6,  line  28,  leave out from ‘MPs’ to end and insert ‘, members of the

 

House of Lords or members of the Oireachtas); and’.

 


 

Mr Nigel Dodds

 

Dr William McCrea

 

Mr Jeffrey Donaldson

 

Mr Gregory Campbell

 

David Simpson

 

Jim Shannon

 

Ian Paisley

 

Sammy Wilson

 

4

 

Clause  6,  page  6,  line  37,  at end add—

 

‘7B      

The alteration of the number of members of the Assembly required to express

 

their concern about a matter which is to be voted on by the Assembly, such

 

concern requiring that the vote on that matter shall require cross-community

 

support.

 

            

This paragraph does not include the alteration of that number to a number

 

exceeding 30.’.

 

 

Mr Nigel Dodds

 

Dr William McCrea

 

Mr Jeffrey Donaldson

 

Mr Gregory Campbell

 

David Simpson

 

Jim Shannon

 

Ian Paisley

 

Sammy Wilson

 

5

 

Clause  6,  page  6,  line  37,  at end insert—

 

‘7B      

The subject matter of Sections 16, 17, and 18 of this Act.

 

(2)    

In Schedule 2, paragraph (b) after “sections” insert “16, 17 and 18”.’.


 
 

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Mark Durkan

 

Ms Margaret Ritchie

 

19

 

Clause  6,  page  6,  line  37,  at end insert—

 

‘7B      

The alteration to any age between 16 and 18 of the minimum voting age for

 

elections to the Assembly or local government elections in Northern Ireland.’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Stephen Pound

 

Pamela Nash

 

9

 

Clause  6,  page  6,  line  37,  at end add—

 

‘(2)    

In Schedule 3 to the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (reserved matters), at the end of

 

paragraph 1 insert “except such functions as are specified by the Secretary of

 

State by order made by statutory instrument.”.’.

 


 

Ms Margaret Ritchie

 

1

 

Page  6,  line  38,  leave out Clause 7.

 


 

Mark Durkan

 

Ms Margaret Ritchie

 

18

 

Clause  8,  page  7,  line  4,  leave out from ‘is’ to end of line 41 and add ‘repealed.

 

(2)    

Any provision by Act of the Northern Ireland Assembly which provides, by virtue

 

of section 21A(3) or (3A) of the 1998 Act, for the method of appointment of a

 

Minister in charge of devolved policing and justice functions, shall be repealed.

 

(3)    

Any Minister in charge of devolved policing and justice functions shall be

 

appointed in the same way as other Northern Ireland Ministers.’.

 

 

Order of the House [24 June 2013]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous

 

Provisions) Bill:

 

Committal

 

1.    

Clauses 1 to 9 shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

 

2.    

The remainder of the Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

 

Proceedings in Committee

 

3.    

Proceedings in Committee of the whole House shall (so far as not previously

 

concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on the

 

day on which those proceedings are commenced.

 

4.    

Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously

 

concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 18 July 2013.

 

5.    

The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on


 
 

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which it meets.

 

6.    

When the provisions of the Bill considered, respectively, by the Committee

 

of the whole House and by the Public Bill Committee have been reported to

 

the House, the Bill shall be proceeded with as if it had been reported as a

 

whole to the House from the Public Bill Committee.

 

Consideration and Third Reading

 

7.    

Proceedings on Consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the

 

day on which those proceedings are commenced.

 

8.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

 

Programming Committee

 

9.    

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

 

proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading.

 

Other proceedings

 

10.    

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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