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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 3 September 2013

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

European Union (Referendum) Bill


 

[SECOND Sitting]


 

Mike Gapes

 

Jim Dowd

 

Mr Barry Sheerman

 

Not called  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

 

Not called  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

 

Not called  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.

 

(3B)    

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

 

Royal Commission.’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 3 September 2013        

6

 

European Union (Referendum) Bill, continued

 
 

Martin Horwood

 

Withdrawn  46

 

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

 

Emma Reynolds

 

Not called  34

 

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

 

Martin Horwood

 

Not selected  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

 

Not called  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

 

Not called  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

 

Not called  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

 

Negatived on division  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

 

Not called  37

 

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

 

Mr Barry Sheerman

 

Not called  88

 

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

 

Emma Reynolds

 

Mr Barry Sheerman

 

Not called  38

 

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

 

remain a member of the European Union?”’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 3 September 2013        

7

 

European Union (Referendum) Bill, continued

 
 

Mike Gapes

 

Jim Dowd

 

Mr Barry Sheerman

 

Not called  14

 

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

 

Mike Gapes

 

Jim Dowd

 

Mr Barry Sheerman

 

Not called  16

 

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

 

Mike Gapes

 

Not selected  17

 

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

 

‘join the Schengen Agreement’.

 

Mike Gapes

 

Not selected  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

 

Not called  50

 

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

 

Mike Gapes

 

Not selected  15

 

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

 

Mr Barry Sheerman

 

Not selected  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

 

Not called  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.’.

 

Mr Barry Sheerman

 

Jim Dowd

 

Not called  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.’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 3 September 2013        

8

 

European Union (Referendum) Bill, continued

 
 

Emma Reynolds

 

Withdrawn  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

 

Not called  39

 

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

 

procedure set out in Schedule 2.’.

 

Emma Reynolds

 

Not called  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.’.

 

[Adjourned until Wednesday at 8.55 am


 
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