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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 8 December 2015

 

Consideration of Lords Amendments

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

Parliamentary Star - whiteAmendments which will comply with the required notice period at their next appearance

 

Amendments tabled since the last publication: LA 5 (a), 6 (a) and 13 (a)

 

European Union Referendum Bill


 

On Consideration of Lords Amendments to the European Union Referendum Bill

 


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments tabled to date and includes any

 

withdrawn amendments at the end. The amendments have been arranged in

 

accordance with the European Union Referendum Bill Programme (No. 3) Motion

 

to be proposed by Secretary Philip Hammond.

 

 


 

Lords Amendment No. 1

 

Secretary Philip Hammond

 

To move, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment.

 

 


 

Lords Amendment No. 5

 

As an Amendment to the Lords Amendment:—


 
 

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Sir William Cash

 

Mr Steve Baker

 

John Redwood

 

Mr Bernard Jenkin

 

Richard Drax

 

(a)

 

Parliamentary Star    

Line  12,  after “be” insert—

 

“(a)    

approved by the Electoral Commission before publication, and

 

(b)    

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is intended to ensure that the report on the outcome of negotiations is approved

 

by the Electoral Commission as being accurate and objective.

 

 


 

Lords Amendment No. 6

 

As an Amendment to the Lords Amendment:—

 

Sir William Cash

 

Mr Steve Baker

 

John Redwood

 

Mr Bernard Jenkin

 

Richard Drax

 

(a)

 

Parliamentary Star    

Line  12,  after “be” insert—

 

“(a)    

approved by the Electoral Commission before publication, and

 

(b)    

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is intended to ensure that the report on the outcome of negotiations is approved

 

by the Electoral Commission as being accurate and objective.

 

 


 

Lords Amendment No. 13

 

As an Amendment to the Lords Amendment:—

 

Sir William Cash

 

Mr Steve Baker

 

John Redwood

 

Mr Bernard Jenkin

 

Richard Drax

 

(a)

 

Parliamentary Star    

Leave out lines 20 to 24 and insert—

 

“(b)    

no permitted participant makes an application to be designated under

 

section 109 as representing those campaigning for that outcome except


 
 

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for a permitted participant whose application the Commission states is,

 

in its opinion, vexatious or frivolous.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment limits the power of the Electoral Commission to designate one organisation only

 

to cases where there is either no application for the other outcome or where the only applications

 

for that outcome are vexatious or frivolous.

 

 

 

ORDER OF THE HOUSE [9 June 2015]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the European Union Referendum Bill:

 

Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

 

Proceedings in Committee

 

2.    

Proceedings in Committee of the whole House shall be taken in two days.

 

3.    

The proceedings shall be taken on the days shown in the first column of the

 

following Table and in the order so shown.

 

4.    

The proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion at the times specified in the second column of the Table.

 

 

      TABLE

 

Proceedings

Time for conclusion of proceedings

 
 

First day

 
 

Clause 1; new Clauses and new

Three hours after the

 
 

Schedules relating to the subject

commencement of proceedings on

 
 

matter of Clause 1

the Bill on the first day.

 
 

Clause 3; Schedules 1 to 3; new

The moment of interruption on the

 
 

Clauses and new Schedules relating

first day

 
 

to the subject matter of Clause 3 and

  
 

Schedules 1 to 3

  
 

Second day

 
 

Clause 2; new Clauses and new

Four hours after the commencement

 
 

Schedules relating to the subject

of proceedings on the Bill on the

 
 

matter of Clause 2; Clause 5; new

second day

 
 

Clauses and new Schedules relating

  
 

to the subject matter of Clause 5

  
 

Clauses 4 and 6 to 11; remaining

The moment of interruption on the

 
 

new Clauses; remaining new

second day

 
 

Schedules; remaining proceedings

  
 

on the Bill

  
 

Consideration and Third Reading

 

5.    

Any proceedings on Consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded)

 

be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the

 

day on which those proceedings are commenced.


 
 

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6.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

 

Programming committee

 

7.    

Standing Order No 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to

 

proceedings in Committee of the whole House, to any proceedings on

 

Consideration or to proceedings on Third Reading.

 

8.    

Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on

 

consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the

 

Lords) may be programmed.

 

 

order of the house (7 SEPTEMBER 2015)

 

That the Order of 9 June 2015 (European Union Referendum Bill (Programme)) be

 

varied as follows.

 

1.    

Paragraphs (5) and (6) of the Order shall be omitted.

 

2.    

Proceedings on Consideration shall be taken in the order shown in the first

 

column of the following Table.

 

3.    

The proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion at the times specified in the second column of the Table.

 

       TABLE

 

Proceedings

Time for conclusion of proceedings

 
 

New Clauses, new Schedules and

Two and a half hours after the

 
 

amendments relating to the

commencement of proceedings on

 
 

application to the referendum of

Consideration

 
 

section 125 of the Political Parties,

  
 

Elections and Referendums Act

  
 

2000 or to the subject matter of that

  
 

section

  
 

New Clauses and new Schedules

Five hours after the commencement

 
 

relating to the subject matter of

of proceedings on Consideration

 
 

clause 2; amendments to clause 2;

  
 

remaining proceedings on

  
 

Consideration

  
 

4.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion six hours after the commencement of proceedings on

 

Consideration.

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION REFERENDUM BILL PROGRAMME (NO. 3)

 

Secretary Philip Hammond

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the European Union Referendum Bill for

 

the purpose of supplementing the Orders of 9 June 2015 (European Union Referendum

 

Bill (Programme)) and 7 September 2015 (European Union Referendum Bill

 

(Programme) (No.2)):


 
 

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Consideration of Lords Amendments

 

1.    

Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments shall (so far as not

 

previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion three hours after their

 

commencement at today’s sitting.

 

2.    

The proceedings shall be taken in the order shown in the first column of the

 

following Table.

 

3.    

The proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion at the times specified in the second column of the Table.

 

        TABLE

 

Lords Amendments

Time for conclusion of proceedings

 
 

No. 1

One hour after the commencement of

 
  

proceedings on consideration of Lords

 
  

Amendments

 
 

Nos. 5, 6, 2 to 4 and 7 to 46

Three hours after the commencement

 
  

of those proceedings

 
 

Subsequent stages

 

4.    

Any further Message from the Lords may be considered forthwith without

 

any Question being put.

 

5.    

The proceedings on any further Message from the Lords shall (so far as not

 

previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their

 

commencement.

 


 

 

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