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Lords Amendments to the Wales Bill


 
 

 

LORDS amendments to the

Wales Bill

[The page and line references are to HL Bill 34, the bill as first printed for the Lords.]

Clause 8

Page 9, line 5, leave out “a rate” and insert “rates”

Page 9, line 11, leave out “rate” and insert “rates

Page 9, line 12, leave out from “set” to end of line 14 and insert “one or more of the

following—

(a)    

a Welsh rate for the purpose of calculating the Welsh basic rate;

(b)    

a Welsh rate for the purpose of calculating the Welsh higher rate;

(c)    

a Welsh rate for the purpose of calculating the Welsh additional

rate.”

Page 9, line 16, leave out “those rates” and insert “the Welsh basic, higher and

additional rates”

Page 9, line 17, after “income” insert “of Welsh taxpayers”

Page 9, leave out line 21

Page 9, line 22, leave out “The Welsh rate” and insert “Any Welsh rate specified”

Page 12, line 1, leave out first “the” and insert “a”

Page 12, line 1, after “year” insert “for the purpose of calculating the Welsh basic

rate, Welsh higher rate or Welsh additional rate”

Page 12, line 2, leave out second “the” and insert “a”

Page 12, line 2, leave out “so set for a tax year” and insert “set by the Assembly for

a tax year for any one or more of those purposes”

Clause 9

Page 13, line 36, at end insert “for the purpose of calculating the Welsh basic rate,

the Welsh higher rate or the Welsh additional rate (as the case may be)”

 
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Page 13, line 37, leave out “rate” and insert “rates”

Clause 13

Page 18, line 28, at end insert—

“(1A)    

A resolution moved under subsection (1)(a) must state whether the voting

age at the proposed referendum is to be 16 or 18.”

Schedule 1

Page 33, leave out lines 5 to 10 and insert—

“1  (1)  

Where a referendum held by virtue of section 12(1) follows on from a

youth franchise resolution, a person is entitled to vote in the referendum

if, on the date of the poll at the referendum, the person—

(a)    

is aged 16 or over,

(b)    

either—

(i)    

is registered in the register of local government electors at

an address within an Assembly constituency, or

(ii)    

is registered in the register of young voters at such an

address in accordance with provision made under

paragraph 1A,

(c)    

is not subject to any legal incapacity to vote (age apart) within the

meaning of section 2(1)(b) of the Representation of the People Act

1983, and

(d)    

is a Commonwealth citizen, a citizen of the Republic of Ireland or

a relevant citizen of the Union (within the meaning given by

section 202(1) of that Act).

      (2)  

Where a referendum held by virtue of section 12(1) does not follow on

from a youth franchise resolution, a person is entitled to vote in the

referendum if the person would be entitled to vote in a general election

of Assembly members if one were held on the date of the poll at the

referendum.

      (3)  

For the purposes of this paragraph and paragraph 1A, a referendum

held by virtue of section 12(1) “follows on from a youth franchise

resolution” if—

(a)    

a resolution is passed by the Assembly under section 13(1) which

states that the voting age at the proposed referendum is to be 16,

(b)    

the First Minister complies with section 13(2) in relation to the

resolution, and

(c)    

as a result, a draft of the statutory instrument containing the

Order under section 12(1) which causes the referendum to be

held is laid in accordance with section 13(3)(a).

      (4)  

An Order under section 12(1) may include provision for disregarding

alterations made in a register of electors or voters after a date specified

in the Order and sub-paragraphs (1) and (2) are to be read subject to any

such provision.

1A  (1)  

Where an Order under section 12(1) causes a referendum to be held

which follows on from a youth franchise resolution, the Order must

make provision about the registration of young voters.

      (2)  

That provision must include—


 
 

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(a)    

provision for the preparation and maintenance of a register of

 

young voters;

 

(b)    

provision prohibiting the publication or other disclosure of that

 

register, or any entry in it, except as provided by such an Order.

 

      (3)  

Provision made by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) may, in particular—

 

(a)    

apply or incorporate, with or without modifications, any

 

enactment relating to referendums or elections;

 

(b)    

make other modifications of any enactment relating to

 

referendums or elections.

 

      (4)  

An Order under section 12(1) must make such supplementary,

 

incidental or consequential provision (if any) as appears to Her Majesty

 

to be appropriate for the purposes of, in consequence of, or for giving full

 

effect to—

 

(a)    

any provision made by virtue of sub-paragraph (1), or

 

(b)    

the entitlement of 16 and 17 year olds under paragraph 1(1) to

 

vote in the referendum.

 

      (5)  

Provision made by virtue of sub-paragraph (4) may, in particular—

 

(a)    

make modifications of any enactment;

 

(b)    

make transitory, transitional or saving provision.

 

      (6)  

For the purposes of sub-paragraph (3)(a), “enactment” includes the

 

Scottish Independence Referendum (Franchise) Act 2013 (asp. 13).

 

      (7)  

For the purposes of this paragraph, “young voter” means a person

 

who—

 

(a)    

will be aged 16 or 17 on the date of the poll at the referendum,

 

and

 

(b)    

is not registered in the register of local government electors at an

 

address within an Assembly constituency.”

 

Page 36, line 17, at end insert—

 

““Assembly constituency” has the same meaning as in GOWA 2006;”

In the Title

Line 3, leave out “a rate” and insert “rates”


 
 

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