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Friday 8 November 2013


Report Stage Proceedings


European Union (Referendum) Bill


New Clause




James Wharton


Andrew Rosindell


Agreed to on division  NC1


To move the following Clause:—



An order under section 3(2) or (3) which extends to Gibraltar may—



provide for conduct to constitute a criminal offence under the law of





extend and apply to Gibraltar, with or without modification, the


provisions of any enactment relating to referendums or elections;



modify any such enactment so far as it has effect in relation to any part


of the United Kingdom;



modify or apply or incorporate, with or without modification, the


provisions of any legislation in force in Gibraltar relating to elections, or





The capacity of the Gibraltar legislature to make law in relation to any matter in


relation to which provision may be made under section 3 is not affected by the


existence of the power conferred by that section.



Subsection (2) is not to be regarded as restricting the operation in relation to law


made by the Gibraltar legislature of the Colonial Laws Validity Act 1865 (under


which colonial laws are void if repugnant to provision made under an Act of





“Enactment”, and “modification” have the same meaning as in the Political


Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (see section 160(1) of that Act).’.



Mr William Bain


Not selected  73


Clause  1,  page  1,  line  2,  leave out ‘is to’ and insert ‘may’.


Report Stage Proceedings: 8 November 2013                



European Union (Referendum) Bill, continued


Mr William Bain


Not selected  74


Clause  1,  page  1,  line  2,  at end insert ‘if there is a further transfer of power from the


United Kingdom to the European Union’.


Mr William Bain


Not selected  75


Clause  1,  page  1,  line  3,  at end insert—



A transfer of power is defined in Schedule (Transfer of powers).’.


Mr William Bain


Question proposed  68


Clause  1,  page  1,  line  3,  at end insert—



Before the appointment of the day on which the referendum is to be held, the


Secretary of State shall consult the bodies listed in the Schedule (Organisations


to be consulted before a referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership of the


European Union) on the merits or otherwise of the United Kingdom remaining a


member of the European Union and shall lay before Parliament a report of the




Bill to be further considered on Friday 22 November.



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