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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Monday 4 November 2013

 

For other Amendment(s) see the following page(s) of Supplement to Votes:

 

733 and 783

 

Consideration of Bill


 

European Union (Referendum) Bill

 

Mike Gapes

 

5

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

The Secretary of State shall make available a sum of not more than £10 million

 

to organisations campaigning—

 

(a)    

for a Yes vote in the referendum, and

 

(b)    

for a No vote in the referendum, for provision of public information and

 

literature, to be divided equally between those campaigning for each

 

answer to the referendum question.’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

6

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

The Secretary of State shall ensure that the proponents and opponents of the

 

question in the referendum shall be allotted no fewer than six nor more than 10

 

broadcasts of a total time of at least 60 minutes on all television channels

 

broadcasting to the United Kingdom, at such times as are determined by the

 

Electoral Commission so as to ensure that so far as possible they are broadcast

 

simultaneously, and with Welsh language and Gaelic versions as directed by the

 

Secretary of State in relation to particular channels.’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

7

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

The Secretary of State shall ensure that the proponents and opponents of the

 

question in the referendum are able to publish a two full page advertisement

 

spread immediately after the front page in all national editions of newspapers

 

published in any part of the United Kingdom, as specified by the Electoral

 

Commission, on four dates to be specified by the Commission, with Welsh

 

language and Gaelic versions where specified by the Commission.’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 4 November 2013                  

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European Union (Referendum) Bill, continued

 
 

Mike Gapes

 

8

 

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

 

‘(c)    

British citizens, regardless of where they are resident, who have

 

registered to vote with a British Embassy or High Commission or with

 

the local authority where they last lived in the United Kingdom not less

 

than six months before the date of the referendum, and

 

(d)    

the statutory provisions relating to overseas voters shall be disapplied for

 

the purposes of this section.’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

9

 

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

 

‘(7)    

The referendum shall be held on Thursday.’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

10

 

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

 

‘(7)    

The referendum shall be held over two days on a Saturday and Sunday.’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

11

 

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

 

‘(7)    

The referendum shall be held over three days on a Thursday, Friday and

 

Saturday.’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

12

 

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

 

‘(3A)    

Before appointing the day on which the referendum is to be held under subsection

 

(3) above, the Secretary of State shall consult leaders of the principal faiths

 

represented in the United Kingdom so as to identify days which it would be

 

inappropriate for him to appoint for holding the referendum, and he shall pay due

 

regard to the outcome of those consultations in appointing the day.’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

13

 

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

 

‘(7)    

The day on which the referendum is to be held shall not be the same day as—

 

(a)    

a general election for the United Kingdom Parliament;

 

(b)    

elections to the European Parliament;

 

(c)    

a Scottish parliamentary general election;

 

(d)    

a Welsh Assembly general election;

 

(e)    

a general election for members of the Northern Ireland Assembly;

 

(f)    

any local government election;

 

(g)    

a mayoral election in London; and

 

    

the terms above shall be defined as in section 4 of the Parliamentary Voting

 

System and Constituencies Act 2011.’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 4 November 2013                  

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European Union (Referendum) Bill, continued

 
 

Mike Gapes

 

14

 

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

 

‘(7)    

No date shall be set for the referendum until there is in place a secure system of

 

voting by text message or by SMS.’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

15

 

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

 

‘(7)    

Voting in the referendum shall be possible in person, by post, by proxy, by email,

 

by text message or by SMS.’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

16

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

Polling stations are to be open from 6 am to midnight on each designated day or

 

days for the referendum.’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

17

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  5,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

The rules recommended by the Electoral Commission shall provide that if—

 

(a)    

fewer than 60 per cent of registered voters take part in the referendum, or

 

(b)    

the majority in favour of not remaining in the European Union comprises

 

fewer than 40 per cent of registered voters, or

 

(c)    

the result is not the same in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern

 

Ireland, or

 

(d)    

the result is not the same in each of the European Parliament

 

constituencies in the United Kingdom,

 

    

The Chief Counting Officer shall decide that the referendum has not produced a

 

valid outcome.’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

18

 

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

 

‘(3A)    

The Secretary of State shall consult with and seek to secure agreement from the

 

devolved administrations on the day to be appointed for the referendum, on the

 

translation of the question and on administrative arrangements within the relevant

 

part of the United Kingdom.’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

19

 

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

 

‘(7)    

Prior to the holding of any referendum the Secretary of State shall establish a

 

Public Judicial Inquiry into the merits of UK membership of the European Union

 

which shall publish its report within six months, unless the Secretary of State

 

otherwise directs.’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

20

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  4,  leave out subsection (2) and insert ‘on a date to be

 

determined’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 4 November 2013                  

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European Union (Referendum) Bill, continued

 
 

Mike Gapes

 

21

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  4,  leave out from ‘held’ to end of line 6 and insert ‘on 7 May

 

2015’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

22

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  4,  leave out ‘2017’ and insert ‘2014’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

23

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  4,  leave out ‘2017’ and insert ‘2015’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

24

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  4,  leave out ‘2017’ and insert ‘2016’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

25

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  4,  leave out ‘31 December 2017’ and insert ‘1 July 2017’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

26

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  4,  leave out ‘2017’ and insert ‘2018’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

27

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  4,  leave out ‘2017’ and insert ‘2019’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

28

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  5,  leave out ‘31 December 2016’ and insert ‘7 May 2015’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

29

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  5,  leave out ‘2016’ and insert ‘2014’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

30

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  5,  leave out ‘2016’ and insert ‘2015’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

31

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  5,  leave out ‘31 December 2016’ and insert ‘1 July 2017’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

32

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  5,  leave out ‘2016’ and insert ‘2017’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

33

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  5,  leave out ‘2016’ and insert ‘2018’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 4 November 2013                  

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European Union (Referendum) Bill, continued

 
 

Mike Gapes

 

34

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  5,  leave out subsection (3) and insert—

 

‘(3)    

The Secretary of State shall establish a European Union Referendum

 

Commission to consider the arrangements for the referendum and the date or

 

dates on which it is to be held.

 

(3A)    

The Commission shall report to the Secretary of State within 12 months of its

 

establishment.

 

(3B)    

The Secretary of State shall by order provide for the arrangement and date or

 

dates to be implemented as recommended by the Commission.

 

(3C)    

An order under this section shall be made by statutory instrument and may not be

 

made unless a draft of the order has been laid before, and approved by a resolution

 

of, each House of Parliament.’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

35

 

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

 

36

 

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

 

a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

37

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  10,  leave out ‘version’ and insert ‘translation’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

38

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  11,  after ‘order’, insert ‘after consultation with the National

 

Assembly for Wales and the Welsh Government.’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

39

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

‘(5A)    

In Scotland, a Gaelic translation of the question is also to appear on the ballot

 

papers, as provided by order, after consultation with the Scottish Parliament and

 

the Scottish Government.’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

40

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

In Northern Ireland, a Gaelic translation of the question is also to appear on the

 

ballot papers, as provided by order, after consultation with the Northern Ireland

 

Assembly and the Northern Ireland Executive.’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

41

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  12,  leave out ‘shall’ and insert ‘may’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 4 November 2013                  

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European Union (Referendum) Bill, continued

 
 

Mike Gapes

 

42

 

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

 

Mike Gapes

 

43

 

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

‘(aa)    

persons who have right of abode in the United Kingdom.’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

44

 

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

 

‘(2)    

Persons aged 16 or 17 on the date of the referendum shall be entitled to vote if

 

they would, save for their age, be otherwise entitled to vote under any of the

 

categories set out in subsection (1) above.’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

45

 

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

‘(aa)    

persons who would be entitled to vote as electors in a European

 

Parliament election.’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

46

 

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

‘(aa)    

all persons who are legally entitled to vote as electors at a local

 

government election.’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

47

 

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

‘(aa)    

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

 

Union.’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

48

 

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

 

Mike Gapes

 

49

 

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

 

‘(c)    

citizens of the Republic of Ireland, Cyprus and Malta resident in the

 

United Kingdom shall not be entitled to vote.’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

50

 

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

 

‘(c)    

residents of all Crown Dependencies.’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 4 November 2013                  

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European Union (Referendum) Bill, continued

 
 

Mike Gapes

 

51

 

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

 

‘(c)    

residents of all British Overseas Territories.’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

52

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  2,  after ‘report’, insert ‘by 1 March 2015’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

53

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  2,  after ‘report’, insert ‘by 1 March 2016’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

54

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  2,  after ‘report’, insert ‘by 1 March 2017’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

55

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  2,  after ‘report’, insert ‘six months before the date or dates

 

appointed for the referendum’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

56

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  6,  leave out ‘shall’ and insert ‘may’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

57

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  12,  leave out ‘shall’ and insert ‘may’.

 


 
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