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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 3 September 2013

 

Public Bill Committee

 

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European Union (Referendum) Bill


 

Mike Gapes

 

Jim Dowd

 

Mr Barry Sheerman

 

13

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  5,  leave out from ‘shall’ to end of line 6 and insert ‘establish

 

a Royal Commission to consider the arrangements for and timing of the referendum and

 

recommend the date or dates on which the referendum is to be held.

 

(3A)    

The Royal Commission established under section 1(3) is to report to the Secretary

 

of State within 24 months of its establishment.

 

(3B)    

The Secretary of State shall introduce legislation to enact recommendations of the

 

Royal Commission.’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

Jim Dowd

 

Mr Barry Sheerman

 

28

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  5,  leave out from ‘shall’ to end of line 6 and insert ‘establish

 

a Royal Commission to consider the arrangements for and timing of the referendum and

 

recommend the date or dates on which the referendum is to be held.

 

(3A)    

The Royal Commission established under section 1(3) is to report to the Secretary

 

of State within 18 months of its establishment.

 

(3B)    

The Secretary of State shall introduce legislation to enact recommendations of the

 

Royal Commission.’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

Jim Dowd

 

Mr Barry Sheerman

 

29

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  5,  leave out from ‘shall’ to end of line 6 and insert ‘establish

 

a Royal Commission to consider the arrangements for and timing of the referendum and

 

recommend the date or dates on which the referendum is to be held.

 

(3A)    

The Royal Commission established under section 1(3) is to report to the Secretary

 

of State within 12 months of its establishment.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 3 September 2013                  

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European Union (Referendum) Bill, continued

 
 

(3B)    

The Secretary of State shall introduce legislation to enact recommendations of the

 

Royal Commission.’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

46

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  5,  leave out ‘shall’ and insert ‘may’.

 

Emma Reynolds

 

34

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  5,  leave out ‘, and before 31 December 2016,’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

47

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  5,  leave out ‘and before 31 December 2016’ and insert ‘and

 

only when the referendum conditions are met as defined in the EU Act 2011,’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

48

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  6,  after ‘day’, insert ‘which does not coincide with the UK’s

 

presidency of the Council of the European Union’.

 

Emma Reynolds

 

36

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

The Secretary of State shall appoint the date on which the referendum is to be held

 

at least 28 weeks in advance of the proposed polling day.’.

 

Emma Reynolds

 

73

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

The Secretary of State shall appoint the date on which the referendum is to be held

 

at least 28 weeks in advance of the proposed polling day.’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

49

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  7,  leave out sub-paragraph (4) and insert—

 

‘(4)    

The Secretary of State shall consult the Electoral Commission regarding the

 

question that is to appear on the ballot papers under subsection 3(1), as stipulated

 

in Clause 104 of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000.’.

 

Emma Reynolds

 

37

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  7,  after ‘The’, insert ‘only’.

 

Mr Barry Sheerman

 

88

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  7,  after ‘the’, insert ‘only’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 3 September 2013                  

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European Union (Referendum) Bill, continued

 
 

Emma Reynolds

 

Mr Barry Sheerman

 

38

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  leave out lines 8 and 9 and insert ‘“Should the United Kingdom

 

remain a member of the European Union?”’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

Jim Dowd

 

Mr Barry Sheerman

 

14

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  8,  leave out ‘should be’ and insert ‘should remain’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

Jim Dowd

 

Mr Barry Sheerman

 

16

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  8,  leave out ‘be a member of’ and insert ‘leave’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

17

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  9,  leave out ‘be a member of the European Union’ and insert

 

‘join the Schengen Agreement’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

18

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  9,  leave out ‘be a member of the European Union’ and insert

 

‘join the European single currency’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

50

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  9,  leave out ‘be a member of’ and insert ‘withdraw from’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

15

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  9,  after ‘a’, insert ‘full’.

 

Mr Barry Sheerman

 

41

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

The Electoral Commission shall be instructed to draw up a question for approval

 

by both Houses of Parliament which shall ask whether the UK prefers to be a

 

member of the European Union, of the European Economic Area, or whether it

 

would prefer to exit the European Economic Area.’.

 

Mr Barry Sheerman

 

Jim Dowd

 

94

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  11,  at end insert ‘In Cornwall, a Cornish version of the

 

question shall also appear on the ballot papers.’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 3 September 2013                  

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European Union (Referendum) Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Barry Sheerman

 

Jim Dowd

 

95

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  11,  at end insert ‘In Northern Ireland, an Irish and an Ulster

 

Scots version shall also appear on the ballot papers. In Scotland a Gaelic and a Scots

 

version shall also appear on the ballot papers.’.

 

Emma Reynolds

 

74

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  leave out line 14 and insert ‘super-affirmative resolution as set out

 

under section 18 of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006.’.

 

Emma Reynolds

 

39

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  14,  at end insert ‘under the super affirmative resolution

 

procedure set out in Schedule 2.’.

 

Emma Reynolds

 

40

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(7)    

The Secretary of State shall consult with the Electoral Commission before

 

making an order under subsection 6.’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

51

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(7)    

At least 12 weeks in advance of the proposed polling day the Secretary of State

 

shall publish a comprehensive report of the consequences of withdrawal from the

 

European Union on the free movement of goods, capital, people and services

 

between the United Kingdom and the European Union.’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

52

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(7)    

At least 12 weeks in advance of the proposed polling day the Secretary of State

 

shall publish a comprehensive report of the legal and economic consequences of

 

withdrawal from the European Union on the United Kingdom’s participation in

 

the European Union’s external trade agreements.’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

53

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(7)    

At least 12 weeks in advance of the proposed polling day the Secretary of State

 

shall publish a comprehensive report of the economic consequences of

 

withdrawal from the European Union on the representation of the United

 

Kingdom at the World Trade Organisation.’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

54

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(7)    

At least 12 weeks in advance of the proposed polling day the Secretary of State

 

shall publish a comprehensive report of the environmental and economic

 

consequences of withdrawal from the European Union on the representation of


 
 

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European Union (Referendum) Bill, continued

 
 

the United Kingdom at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate

 

Change.’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

55

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(7)    

At least 12 weeks in advance of the proposed polling day the Secretary of State

 

shall publish a comprehensive report of the consequences of withdrawal from the

 

European Union for the competencies exercised by the European Union that are

 

identified in the Government’s Balance of Competence Review as appropriate.’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

56

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(7)    

At least 12 weeks in advance of the proposed polling day the Secretary of State

 

shall publish a comprehensive report of the consequences of withdrawal from the

 

European Union for the economy of the United Kingdom.’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

57

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(7)    

At least 12 weeks in advance of the proposed polling day the Secretary of State

 

shall publish a comprehensive report of the environmental, legal and economic

 

consequences of withdrawal from the European Union on the United Kingdom’s

 

participation in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

58

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(7)    

At least 12 weeks in advance of the proposed polling day the Secretary of State

 

shall publish a comprehensive report of the consequences of withdrawal from the

 

European Union on cooperation with Frontex.’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

59

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(7)    

At least 12 weeks in advance of the proposed polling day the Secretary of State

 

shall publish a comprehensive report of the consequences of withdrawal from the

 

European Union on the United Kingdom’s participation in Europol.’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

60

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(7)    

At least 12 weeks in advance of the proposed polling day the Secretary of State

 

shall publish a comprehensive report of the legal and judicial consequences of

 

withdrawal from the European Union on the United Kingdom’s participation in

 

Eurojust.’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

61

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(7)    

At least 12 weeks in advance of the proposed polling day the Secretary of State

 

shall publish a comprehensive report of the consequences of withdrawal from the


 
 

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European Union (Referendum) Bill, continued

 
 

European Union on the United Kingdom’s participation in the Schengen

 

Information System.’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

62

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(7)    

At least 12 weeks in advance of the proposed polling day the Secretary of State

 

shall publish a comprehensive report of the consequences of withdrawal from the

 

European Union on the United Kingdom’s participation in the European Arrest

 

Warrant.’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

63

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(7)    

At least 12 weeks in advance of the proposed polling day the Secretary of State

 

shall publish a comprehensive report of the economic and scientific consequences

 

of withdrawal from the European Union on European Union Research and

 

Development funding in the United Kingdom.’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

64

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(7)    

At least 12 weeks in advance of the proposed polling day the Secretary of State

 

shall publish a comprehensive report of the economic consequences of

 

withdrawal from the European Union on European Structural and Investment

 

funding in the United Kingdom.’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

65

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(7)    

At least 12 weeks in advance of the proposed polling day the Secretary of State

 

shall publish a comprehensive report of the economic consequences of

 

withdrawal from the European Union on European Investment Bank funding in

 

the United Kingdom.’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

66

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(7)    

At least 12 weeks in advance of the proposed polling day the Secretary of State

 

shall publish a comprehensive report of the economic and environmental

 

consequences of withdrawal from the European Union on support for the

 

agricultural sector in the United Kingdom.’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

67

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(7)    

At least 12 weeks in advance of the proposed polling day the Secretary of State

 

shall publish a comprehensive report on the potential budgetary contributions by

 

the United Kingdom to the European Union following withdrawal from the

 

European Union.’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 3 September 2013                  

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European Union (Referendum) Bill, continued

 
 

Martin Horwood

 

68

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(7)    

At least 12 weeks in advance of the proposed polling day the Secretary of State

 

shall publish a comprehensive report of the legal and economic consequences of

 

withdrawal from the European Union on the rights of British consumers.’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

69

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(7)    

At least 12 weeks in advance of the proposed polling day the Secretary of State

 

shall publish a comprehensive report of the legal and foreign policy consequences

 

of withdrawal from the European Union on the United Kingdom’s participation

 

in the Common Foreign and Security Policy.’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

70

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(7)    

At least 12 weeks in advance from the proposed polling day the Secretary of State

 

shall publish a comprehensive report of the legal and defence and foreign policy

 

consequences of withdrawal from the European Union on the United Kingdom’s

 

participation in the Common Security and Defence Policy.’.

 

Emma Reynolds

 

72

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(7)    

 

(a)    

Before a referendum can take place, a body corporate known as the

 

Committee on Britain’s Membership of the European Union, shall be

 

established to issue a report on the costs and benefits of leaving the

 

European Union;

 

(b)    

The body shall consist of no more than 19 members, none of whom shall

 

be Ministers of the Crown;

 

(c)    

The members of the body shall be nominated by the Speaker of the House

 

of Commons and the Lord Speaker of the House of Lords respectively, in

 

accordance with the Standing Orders or Resolutions of their respective

 

Houses, and subject to the approval of their respective Houses;

 

(d)    

Members of each House shall be members of the Committee until

 

discharged by their House or if they cease to be a Member of that House

 

or if they become a Minister of the Crown;

 

(e)    

The body shall elect a Chair from among those of its members who sit in

 

the House of Commons;

 

(f)    

The body may determine its own procedure, which shall be broadly in

 

line with that followed by Joint Committees of the two Houses; and

 

(g)    

after the body has issued a report, a motion shall be moved in each House

 

of Parliament.’.

 

Emma Reynolds

 

75

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(7)    

The Secretary of State shall consult with the Electoral Commission before

 

making an order under subsection (6).’.


 
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