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Notices of Amendments: 29 August 2013                  

32

 

European Union (Referendum) Bill, continued

 
 

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 2004.’.

 

Emma Reynolds

 

83

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  7,  leave out ‘by order’ and insert ‘present further legislation

 

to Parliament to’.

 

Emma Reynolds

 

84

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  9,  leave out sub-paragraph (4).

 

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.

 

(3)    

The Secretary of State may by order make further provisions for the purposes of

 

facilitating the holding of the referendum or implementing recommendations of

 

the Electoral Commission in respect of the referendum.

 

(4)    

An order under this section may make minor, consequential or incidental

 

modifications or amendments to this Act or another enactment that was passed

 

before this Act is passed if the Secretary of State is reasonably satisfied that there

 

are compelling reasons to make such modifications or amendments.

 

(4A)    

No order under this Act may be made unless a draft of the order has been laid

 

before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.’.

 

Emma Reynolds

 

86

 

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

 

‘(1)    

The counting officer must provide each presiding officer with however many

 

ballot boxes and ballot papers the counting officer thinks are necessary.

 

(2)    

Every ballot box must be constructed so that the ballot papers can be put in it, but

 

cannot be withdrawn from it, without the box being unlocked or (in the case of a

 

box without a lock) the seal being broken.’.

 

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 subsection (1) 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).’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 29 August 2013                  

33

 

European Union (Referendum) Bill, continued

 
 

Barry Sheerman

 

88

 

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

 

Barry Sheerman

 

89

 

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

 

remain a member of the European Union.”’.

 

Barry Sheerman

 

90

 

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

 

‘(8)    

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

 

at the commencement of this Act.’.

 

Barry Sheerman

 

91

 

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

 

‘If the turn out for the vote is found to be less than 50 per cent of electors,

 

the referendum is to be considered invalid.’.

 

Barry Sheerman

 

92

 

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

 

‘If it 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.’.

 

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.’.

 

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.’.

 

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.’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 29 August 2013                  

34

 

European Union (Referendum) Bill, continued

 
 

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.’.

 


 
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