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Committee of the whole House: 27 October 2014            

641

 

Recall of MP, continued

 
 

Zac Goldsmith

 

Mr David Davis

 

Anne Marie Morris

 

Mr Andrew Mitchell

 

Kate Hoey

 

Douglas Carswell

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

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 Philip 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

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

John McDonnell

 

Mr Michael Meacher

 

Nigel Mills

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Albert Owen

 

Mr Dominic Raab

 

Ms Margaret Ritchie

 

Henry Smith

 

Mrs Caroline Spelman

 

Andrew Stephenson

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Martin Vickers

 

Mike Weatherley

 

Mr Mike Weir

 

Chris White

 

Craig Whittaker

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Roger Williams

 

Dr Sarah Wollaston

 

Margaret Hodge

 

18

 

Clause  14,  page  9,  line  31,  leave out subsection (2)(b).

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment reflects that the Speaker’s role in the recall petition process has been removed.


 
 

Committee of the whole House: 27 October 2014            

642

 

Recall of MP, continued

 
 

Zac Goldsmith

 

Mr David Davis

 

Anne Marie Morris

 

Mr Andrew Mitchell

 

Kate Hoey

 

Douglas Carswell

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

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 Philip 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

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

John McDonnell

 

Mr Michael Meacher

 

Nigel Mills

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Albert Owen

 

Mr Dominic Raab

 

Ms Margaret Ritchie

 

Henry Smith

 

Mrs Caroline Spelman

 

Andrew Stephenson

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Martin Vickers

 

Mike Weatherley

 

Mr Mike Weir

 

Chris White

 

Craig Whittaker

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Roger Williams

 

Dr Sarah Wollaston

 

Margaret Hodge

 

19

 

Clause  14,  page  9,  line  36,  leave out “10%” and insert “20%”.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment changes the percentage of votes necessary for a recall petition to be successful to

 

20% and is consequential to the amendment to Clause 1.


 
 

Committee of the whole House: 27 October 2014            

643

 

Recall of MP, continued

 
 

Zac Goldsmith

 

Mr David Davis

 

Anne Marie Morris

 

Mr Andrew Mitchell

 

Kate Hoey

 

Douglas Carswell

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

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 Philip 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

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

John McDonnell

 

Mr Michael Meacher

 

Nigel Mills

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Albert Owen

 

Mr Dominic Raab

 

Ms Margaret Ritchie

 

Henry Smith

 

Mrs Caroline Spelman

 

Andrew Stephenson

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Martin Vickers

 

Mike Weatherley

 

Mr Mike Weir

 

Chris White

 

Craig Whittaker

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Roger Williams

 

Dr Sarah Wollaston

 

Margaret Hodge

 

20

 

Clause  14,  page  9,  line  44,  leave out “Speaker’s notice is given” and insert “the

 

petition officer determined that the notice of intent to recall was effective”.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment has the same effect as those for Clause 7.


 
 

Committee of the whole House: 27 October 2014            

644

 

Recall of MP, continued

 
 

Zac Goldsmith

 

Mr David Davis

 

Anne Marie Morris

 

Mr Andrew Mitchell

 

Kate Hoey

 

Douglas Carswell

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

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 Philip 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

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

John McDonnell

 

Mr Michael Meacher

 

Nigel Mills

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Albert Owen

 

Mr Dominic Raab

 

Ms Margaret Ritchie

 

Henry Smith

 

Mrs Caroline Spelman

 

Andrew Stephenson

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Martin Vickers

 

Mike Weatherley

 

Mr Mike Weir

 

Chris White

 

Craig Whittaker

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Roger Williams

 

Dr Sarah Wollaston

 

Margaret Hodge

 

21

 

Clause  14,  page  10,  line  24,  leave out subsection (8).

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on the amendment removing subsection (2) of this Clause.

 



 
 

Committee of the whole House: 27 October 2014            

645

 

Recall of MP, continued

 
 

Zac Goldsmith

 

Mr David Davis

 

Anne Marie Morris

 

Mr Andrew Mitchell

 

Kate Hoey

 

Douglas Carswell

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

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 Philip 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

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

John McDonnell

 

Mr Michael Meacher

 

Nigel Mills

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Albert Owen

 

Mr Dominic Raab

 

Ms Margaret Ritchie

 

Henry Smith

 

Mrs Caroline Spelman

 

Andrew Stephenson

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Martin Vickers

 

Mike Weatherley

 

Mr Mike Weir

 

Chris White

 

Craig Whittaker

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Roger Williams

 

Dr Sarah Wollaston

 

Margaret Hodge

 

22

 

Clause  15,  page  10,  line  27,  leave out from “officer” to end of Clause and insert—

 

    

“determines that the recall petition was successful the officer shall issue a notice

 

of recall referendum.

 

(2)    

Where a notice of recall referendum has been issued, the petition officer shall

 

hold a referendum on the question set out in subsection (3), within a period that

 

is no less than 21 days and no more than 27 days after the date of the notice.

 

(3)    

The questions that is to appear on the ballot papers in a recall referendum is—

 

“Should [name of member of Parliament] be recalled from the House of

 

Commons?”.

 

(4)    

A person is entitled to vote in a recall referendum under this Act if that person

 

would be entitled to vote on that day as an elector at a parliamentary election in

 

the constituency.

 

(5)    

A person who is entitled to vote in a recall referendum may do so in person, by

 

post or by proxy.

 

(6)    

This subsection applies where more votes are cast in a recall referendum in

 

relation to a member of Parliament in favour of the question asked in subsection

 

(3) than against.

 

(7)    

Where subsection (6) applies, the result of the referendum is that the member’s

 

seat becomes vacant and a by-election will be held.

 

(8)    

The petition officer must—

 

(a)    

determine the result of the recall referendum as soon as reasonably

 

practicable after the date on which the referendum took place,

 

(b)    

immediately notify the member and the Speaker of the result of the

 

referendum, and


 
 

Committee of the whole House: 27 October 2014            

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Recall of MP, continued

 
 

(c)    

as soon as reasonably practicable, publish the result of the referendum.”.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

Where a recall petition has been successful, this amendment sets down the requirement for a recall

 

referendum: it provides the wording for the recall referendum ballot and if passed for the

 

member’s seat to become vacant. This thereby triggers a by-election.

 


 

Zac Goldsmith

 

Mr David Davis

 

Anne Marie Morris

 

Mr Andrew Mitchell

 

Kate Hoey

 

Douglas Carswell

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

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 Philip 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

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

John McDonnell

 

Mr Michael Meacher

 

Nigel Mills

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Albert Owen

 

Mr Dominic Raab

 

Ms Margaret Ritchie

 

Henry Smith

 

Mrs Caroline Spelman

 

Andrew Stephenson

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Martin Vickers

 

Mike Weatherley

 

Mr Mike Weir

 

Chris White

 

Craig Whittaker

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Roger Williams

 

Dr Sarah Wollaston

 

Margaret Hodge

 

23

 

Clause  16,  page  10,  line  40,  after “amend”, insert—

 

“(a)    

Schedules 3 to 5 to apply to expenditure and donations in relation to

 

notices of intent to recall and recall referendums and reporting

 

requirements in connection with the financial control of notices of intent

 

to recall and recall referendums.”.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment extends the regulation making power in this Clause to enable the controls on

 

expenses, donations and reporting requirements set out in the Schedules to be extended to notices

 

of intent to recall and recall referendums.

 



 
 

Committee of the whole House: 27 October 2014            

647

 

Recall of MP, continued

 
 

Zac Goldsmith

 

Mr David Davis

 

Anne Marie Morris

 

Mr Andrew Mitchell

 

Kate Hoey

 

Douglas Carswell

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

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 Philip 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

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

John McDonnell

 

Mr Michael Meacher

 

Nigel Mills

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Albert Owen

 

Mr Dominic Raab

 

Ms Margaret Ritchie

 

Henry Smith

 

Mrs Caroline Spelman

 

Andrew Stephenson

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Martin Vickers

 

Mike Weatherley

 

Mr Mike Weir

 

Chris White

 

Craig Whittaker

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Roger Williams

 

Dr Sarah Wollaston

 

Margaret Hodge

 

36

 

Schedule  3,  page  24,  line  5,  leave out “Speaker‘s notice is given” and insert

 

“petition officer determines that a notice of intent to recall is effective”.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment has the same intent and achieves the same effect as for the amendments to Clause

 

7.

 



 
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