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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Thursday 29 August 2013

 

For other Amendment(s) see the following page(s):

 

European Union (Referendum) Bill Committee 19-24

 

Public Bill Committee


 

European Union (Referendum) Bill

 

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

 

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.’.

 

Mr William Bain

 

44

 

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

 

‘( )    

If the turnout for the vote is found to be less than 50 per cent of eligible electors,

 

the referendum is to be considered invalid.’.

 

Mr William Bain

 

45

 

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

 

‘( )    

If if appears to the Secretary of State that less than 40 per cent of the persons

 

entitled to vote in the referendum have voted “no” in reply to the question posed

 

in the referendum he shall lay before Parliament the draft of an Order for the

 

repeal of this Act.’.


 
 

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Martin Horwood

 

46

 

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

 

Martin Horwood

 

47

 

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

 

when the referendum conditions are met as defined in the EU Act 2011, appoint the day

 

on which the referendum is to be held’.

 

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’.

 

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.’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

50

 

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

 

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—


 
 

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‘(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.’.

 

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.’.


 
 

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European Union (Referendum) Bill, continued

 
 

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.’.

 

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


 
 

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the United Kingdom to the European Union following withdrawal from the

 

European Union.’.

 

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.’.

 

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).’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

NS3

 

To move the following Schedule:—

 

‘Combination of polls

 

    (1)  

Where the date of the poll for one or more of the following is the same as the

 

date of the poll for the referendum, the polls are to be taken together—

 

(a)    

a local authority election in England;

 

(b)    

a local referendum in England;

 

(c)    

a mayoral election in England;


 
 

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(d)    

a Welsh Assembly general election;

 

(e)    

Welsh local elections;

 

(f)    

a Scottish parliamentary general election;

 

(g)    

Scottish local elections;

 

(h)    

the general election of members of the Northern Ireland Assembly;

 

(i)    

local elections in Northern Ireland.

 

      (2)  

If any of the elections referred to in subsection (1) are not held on the same day

 

as the referendum, that subsection does not apply.

 

      (3)  

In this section—

 

“local authority election in England” means the election of a councillor of

 

any of the following—

 

(a)    

a county council in England;

 

(b)    

a district council in England;

 

(c)    

a London borough council;

 

(d)    

a parish council.

 

“local referendum in England” means a referendum held in England under

 

Part 2 of the Local Government Act 2000;

 

“mayoral election in England” means an election in England for the return

 

of an elected mayor as defined by section 39(1) of the Local Government

 

Act 2000;

 

“Northern Ireland local election” means a local election as defined by

 

section 130(1) of the Electoral Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1962;

 

“Scottish parliamentary general election” means an ordinary election under

 

section 2 of the Scotland Act 1998;

 

“Welsh Assembly general election” means an ordinary election under

 

section 3 of the Government of Wales Act 2006.’.

 

Emma Reynolds

 

72

 

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

 

‘(7)    

 

(a)    

Before a referendum can take place, a statutory committee of both

 

Houses, called the Joint 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 Committee shall consist of no more than 19 members, drawn from

 

both Houses of Parliament, none of whom shall be Ministers of the

 

Crown;

 

(c)    

The members of the Committee 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 Committee shall elect a Chair from among those of its members who

 

sit in the House of Commons;

 

(f)    

The Committee 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 Committee has issued a report, a motion shall be moved in each

 

House of Parliament to give effect to that recommendation.’.


 
 

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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.’.

 

Emma Reynolds

 

74

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  13,  after the second ‘a’, insert ‘super-affirmative resolution

 

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

 

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).’.

 

Emma Reynolds

 

76

 

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

 

‘(c)    

 

(i)    

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—

 

‘(d)    

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.’.

 

Emma Reynolds

 

80

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(i)    

results for the referendum will be published according to European

 

parliamentary constituencies, except that Gibraltar’s returns shall be

 

published separately from the rest of the South West.’.

 

Emma Reynolds

 

81

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  13,  after the second ‘a’, insert ‘super-affirmative resolution’.


 
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