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, continued

 
 

Thomas Docherty

 

Dr Julian Huppert

 

Stephen Twigg

 

Mr David Heath

 

Not called  18

 

Clause  5,  page  4,  line  16,  leave out “or second” and insert “, second or section 10”

 

Thomas Docherty

 

Dr Julian Huppert

 

Stephen Twigg

 

Mr David Heath

 

Not called  19

 

Clause  5,  page  4,  line  43,  after “first”, insert “or section 10”

 

Mr David Heath

 

Dr Julian Huppert

 

Withdrawn  9

 

Clause  9,  page  6,  line  30,  leave out subsections (4) and (5) and insert—

 

“( )    

The Minister may, by regulations, having consulted the Electoral Commission,

 

prescribe or amend the wording which must be included on a petition signing

 

sheet.”

 

Mr David Heath

 

Dr Julian Huppert

 

Not called  4

 

Clause  9,  page  6,  line  36,  after “10 per cent.”, insert “in a case in which either the

 

first or second recall conditions have been met, and 15 per cent. in a case in which the

 

misconduct in the office of member of parliament recall condition has been met”

 

Mr David Heath

 

Dr Julian Huppert

 

Not called  5

 

Clause  9,  page  6,  line  38,  after “10 per cent.”, insert “in a case in which either the

 

first or second recall conditions have been met, and 15 per cent. in a case in which the

 

misconduct in the office of member of parliament recall condition has been met”

 

Mr David Heath

 

Dr Julian Huppert

 

Not called  10

 

Clause  9,  page  6,  line  40,  leave out “a by-election will not be held, as a result of the

 

petition” and insert “therefore no by-election will be held.”

 

Thomas Docherty

 

Dr Julian Huppert

 

Stephen Twigg

 

Mr David Heath

 

Not called  20

 

Clause  13,  page  9,  line  10,  at end insert—


 
 

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“( )    

The fourth condition is that, in a case in which the section 10 recall condition was

 

met in relation to the MP, the conviction in question is overturned on appeal.”

 

Mr David Heath

 

Dr Julian Huppert

 

Not called  6

 

Clause  13,  page  9,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

The fourth condition is that, in a case in which a misconduct recall condition was

 

met in relation to the MP, the MP is subsequently charged with an offence, the

 

penalty for which may be imprisonment or an order to be imprisoned or detained,

 

for the conduct, or any part of the conduct, stated in the petition to the electoral

 

court.”

 

Thomas Docherty

 

Dr Julian Huppert

 

Stephen Twigg

 

Mr David Heath

 

Not called  21

 

Clause  13,  page  9,  line  13,  leave out “three”

 

Mr David Heath

 

Dr Julian Huppert

 

Not called  7

 

Clause  14,  page  9,  line  41,  leave out “at least 10 per cent of the number of eligible

 

registered electors” and insert—

 

“(a)    

in a case in which either the first or second recall condition is met, at least

 

10 per cent. of the number of eligible electors; and

 

(b)    

in a case in which the [misconduct in the office of Member of Parliament]

 

recall condition is met, at least 15 per cent. of the number of eligible

 

electors.”

 

Mr David Heath

 

Dr Julian Huppert

 

Not called  11

 

Clause  19,  page  13,  line  7,  leave out subsection (1) and insert—

 

“( )    

If a relevant circumstance arises, the functions of the Speaker under or by virtue

 

of this Act (“the Speaker’s functions”) are to be performed by the Chairman of

 

Ways and Means or a Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means”.

 

Mr David Heath

 

Dr Julian Huppert

 

Not called  12

 

Clause  19,  page  13,  line  12,  leave out second “or” and insert—

 

“( )    

a recall condition has been met in relation to the Speaker, or”


 
 

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, continued

 
 

Mr David Heath

 

Dr Julian Huppert

 

Not called  13

 

Clause  19,  page  13,  line  14,  leave out subsections (3) and (4)

 

Mr David Heath

 

Dr Julian Huppert

 

Not called  8

 

Clause  22,  page  14,  line  29,  at end insert—

 

“misconduct in the office of Member of Parliament” means conduct by an

 

MP, whether or not it is committed directly in carrying out the office of

 

member of parliament, which is misconduct to such a degree as to

 

amount to an abuse of the public’s trust in the MP, without reasonable

 

excuse or justification.”

 

Thomas Docherty

 

Dr Julian Huppert

 

Stephen Twigg

 

Mr David Heath

 

Not called  22

 

Clause  22,  page  14,  line  33,  after “appeal””, insert “, in relation to the first recall

 

condition,”

 

Bill read the third time, and passed.


 
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