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House of Commons

 
 

Wednesday 4 September 2013

 

Public Bill Committee

 

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European Union (Referendum) Bill


 

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

 

the United Kingdom at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate

 

Change.’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 4 September 2013                  

52

 

European Union (Referendum) Bill, continued

 
 

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

 

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

 

Information System.’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 4 September 2013                  

53

 

European Union (Referendum) Bill, continued

 
 

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: 4 September 2013                  

54

 

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).’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 4 September 2013                  

55

 

European Union (Referendum) Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Barry Sheerman

 

87

 

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

 

‘(7)    

 

(a)    

Within six months of this Act receiving Royal Assent the Prime Minister

 

will, following a consultation, lay before both Houses of Parliament a

 

report providing details of the powers and competencies held by the

 

European Union under the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty on

 

the Functioning of the European Union which the Government intends to

 

repatriate from the European Union to the United Kingdom;

 

(b)    

six months after the report in paragraph (a) being laid before both

 

Houses, the Government will lay a further report detailing what success

 

it has had at securing the powers requested in the report in subsection

 

(1).’.

 

Mr Barry Sheerman

 

90

 

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

 

‘(7)    

A referendum cannot be held after the dissolution of the Parliament in existence

 

at the commencement of this Act.’.

 


 

Mr Barry Sheerman

 

93

 

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  17,  leave out from ‘would’ to end and insert ‘are British

 

citizens resident in the United Kingdom and have attained the age of 16 years old.’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

Martin Horwood

 

19

 

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  18,  leave out ‘and’ and insert—

 

‘(aa)    

Persons who are legally resident in the United Kingdom, and’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

Martin Horwood

 

20

 

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  18,  leave out ‘and’ and insert—

 

‘(aa)    

Persons over the age of 16 who are legally resident in the United

 

Kingdom, and’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

Martin Horwood

 

21

 

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  18,  leave out ‘and’ and insert—

 

‘(aa)    

All persons who are legally entitled to vote as electors in a European

 

Parliamentary election, and’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 4 September 2013                  

56

 

European Union (Referendum) Bill, continued

 
 

Mike Gapes

 

Martin Horwood

 

22

 

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  18,  leave out ‘and’ and insert—

 

‘(aa)    

All persons who are legally entitled to vote as electors at a local election,

 

and’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

Martin Horwood

 

23

 

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  18,  leave out ‘and’ and insert—

 

‘(aa)    

All British citizens resident in any of the member states of the European

 

Union, and’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

Martin Horwood

 

24

 

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  18,  leave out ‘and’ and insert—

 

‘(aa)    

All British citizens over the age of 16 resident in any country in the

 

world, and’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

Martin Horwood

 

25

 

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  18,  leave out ‘and’ and insert—

 

‘(aa)    

All British citizens over the age of 16 resident in any of the member states

 

of the European Union, and’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

Martin Horwood

 

26

 

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  18,  leave out ‘and’ and insert ‘citizens of Gibraltar, and’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

27

 

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  19,  after ‘being’, insert ‘prisoners or’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

71

 

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  20,  at end add ‘but—

 

(i)    

would be entitled to vote as electors at a local government

 

election in any electoral area in Great Britain,

 

(ii)    

would be entitled to vote as electors at a local election in any

 

district electoral area in Northern Ireland, or

 

(iii)    

would be entitled to vote as electors at a European Parliamentary

 

election in any electoral region by virtue of section 3 of the

 

Representation of the People Act 1985 (peers resident outside

 

the United Kingdom).

 

(2)    

In subsection (2)(b)(i) “local government election” includes a municipal election

 

in the City of London (that is, an election to the office of mayor, alderman,

 

common councilman or sheriff and also the election of any officer elected by the

 

mayor, alderman and liveryman in common hall).’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 4 September 2013                  

57

 

European Union (Referendum) Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Barry Sheerman

 

43

 

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  20,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

this Act shall not come into force until the disqualification of peers from

 

voting as electors at parliamentary elections has been removed.’.

 

Emma Reynolds

 

76

 

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  20,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

provision will be made so that all Britons resident in Gibraltar aged 16

 

and over will be able to vote in person or by post.’.

 

Emma Reynolds

 

77

 

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  20,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

provision will be made so that all British soldiers resident abroad aged 16

 

and over will be able to vote in person or by post.’.

 

Emma Reynolds

 

78

 

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  20,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

would be entitled to vote as electors at a European parliamentary election

 

in any electoral region by virtue of section 3 of the Representation of the

 

People Act 1985 (peers resident outside the United Kingdom).’.

 

Emma Reynolds

 

79

 

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  20,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

This Act shall not come into force until the disqualification of peers from

 

voting as electors at parliamentary elections has been removed.’.

 

Mr Barry Sheerman

 

96

 

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  20,  at end insert—

 

‘(d)    

provision will be made so that all Britons resident abroad aged 16 and

 

over will be able to vote in person or by post.’.

 


 

Emma Reynolds

 

82

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  6,  leave out sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) and insert ‘the

 

referendum will be conducted in accordance with section 101 to section 110 of the

 

Political Parties Elections and Referendums Act 2000.’.

 

Emma Reynolds

 

85

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  6,  leave out sub-paragraphs (2), (3) and (4) and insert—

 

‘(2)    

An order under this section may not be made unless the Secretary of State has

 

consulted with the Electoral Commission.


 
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