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Notices of Amendments


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Wednesday 22 October 2014


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


1-44 (of 21 October 2014)


Committee of the whole House


Recall of MPs Bill


Anne Marie-Morris


Zac Goldsmith


Mr David Davis


Mr Andrew Mitchell


Kate Hoey


Douglas Carswell


Nick de Bois


Mr Frank Field


Katy Clark


Jim Fitzpatrick


Jonathan Edwards


Caroline Lucas


Mark Durkan


Adam Afriyie


Mr David Anderson


Steve Baker


Guto Bebb


Richard Benyon


Mr Peter Bone


Sir Peter Bottomley


Angie Bray


Andrew Bridgen


Mr David Burrowes


Alistair Burt


Dan Byles


Neil Carmichael


Martin Caton


Glyn Davies


Nadine Dorries


Natascha Engel


Mr Nigel Evans


Mark Field


Paul Flynn


Richard Fuller


Mr George Galloway


Mrs Mary Glindon


Mr Mike Hancock


Simon Hart


Chris Heaton-Harris


Mr Phillip Hollobone


Mr Adam Holloway


Mr Bernard Jenkin


Mr David Jones


Chris Kelly


Mr David Lammy


Jeremy Lefroy


Charlotte Leslie


Fiona Mactaggart


Mrs Anne Main


John Mann


Jason McCartney


John McDonnell


Mr Michael Meacher


Nigel Mills


Mr David Nuttall


Albert Owen


Mr Dominic Raab


Ms Margaret Ritchie


Henry Smith


Andrew Stephenson


Mr Graham Stuart


Martin Vickers


Mike Weatherley


Mr Mike Weir


Chris White


Craig Whittaker


Bill Wiggin


Roger Williams


Dr Sarah Wollaston


Jacob Rees-Mogg




To move the following Clause—


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, continued


“Promoter’s statement of reason and Member’s statement in reply



A notice of intent to recall may be deposited with a petition officer by a person


(“the promoter”):



who promotes the recall from Parliament of the member to whom the


notice relates;



who is entitled to vote on the day it is deposited as an elector at a


parliamentary election in the constituency to which the notice relates; and



whose name appears on the notice.



The promoter must ensure that the signing sheet for a notice of intent to recall


includes a statement of reasons for calling for the member’s recall to Parliament


(“The promoter’s statement of reasons”).



The member may respond to the statement of reasons in a written statement in


reply (“member’s statement in reply”) sent to the petition officer after the notice


of intent to recall has been deposited with that officer.



The notice of petition sent out under section 8(1) must be accompanied by—



the promoter’s statement of reasons, and



any statement in reply if provided to the petition officer within 2 working


days of the notices being sent out.



The statement of reason and any statement in reply must not exceed 200 words


each and must be made available by the petition officer at the designated places


throughout the signing period.”


Member’s explanatory statement


This amendment makes provision for the person who deposits the notice of intent to recall with the


petition officer, known as the promoter, to include with the notice, a statement of reasons. The


member then has a right of reply and both the statement of reasons and any statement in reply must


be available with a recall petition throughout the signing period.


As an Amendment to Anne Marie-Morris’s proposed New Clause (Promoter’s


statement of reason and Member’s statement in reply) (NC2):—


Sir James Paice




Line  11,  at end insert—



the statement of reasons shall not include reasons relating to the


Member’s freedom of expression within his/her Parliamentary role such


as those expressed through speeches and votes.



Where the petition officer considers that a statement may contravene (a)


he may refer the statement to the Speaker whose decision shall be final.”


Member’s explanatory statement


To ensure that recall procedure is not commenced because a constituent does not agree with the


Member’s political or personal views.


Mr Andrew Robathan


Clause  1,  page  1,  line  18,  leave out “orders” and insert “has ordered.”


Mr Andrew Robathan


Clause  1,  page  2,  line  2,  after “starts”, insert “or started”


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, continued


Sir Edward Leigh


Clause  1,  page  1,  line  10,  at end insert—



No action shall be initiated against an MP in relation to a recall petition process


on the basis, or as a result of votes cast, speeches made or any text submitted for


tabling by such an MP, within, or as a part of, a parliamentary proceeding.”



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