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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Wednesday 13 March 2019

 

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Consideration of Bill (Report Stage)


 

Overseas Electors Bill


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments tabled to date and includes any

 

withdrawn amendments at the end.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

 

order in which they relate to the Bill.

 


 

Philip Davies

 

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Clause  1,  page  1,  line  5,  after “if—” insert—

 

“(za)    

the person—

 

(i)    

was born in the United Kingdom, or

 

(ii)    

on the relevant date has been a British citizen for at least 15

 

years, and

 

(zb)    

on the relevant date the person had cumulatively been resident in the

 

United Kingdom for at least 15 years, and”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would require electors to demonstrate further attachment to the United Kingdom.

 

Philip Davies

 

3

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  11,  leave out “is a British citizen” and insert “is not a citizen

 

of a country other than the United Kingdom”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would add the condition that an overseas elector is not a citizen of another

 

country.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 13 March 2019                  

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Overseas Electors Bill, continued

 
 

Philip Davies

 

4

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  14,  leave out “is a British citizen” and insert “is not a citizen

 

of a country other than the United Kingdom”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See explanatory statement for Amendment 3.

 

Jim McMahon

 

Danielle Rowley

 

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

Ged Killen

 

Mr Paul Sweeney

 

Caroline Lucas

Tom Brake

Hywel Williams

Gavin Robinson

Jonathan Edwards

David Linden

Tracy Brabin

Catherine West

Sarah Jones

Kirsty Blackman

Preet Kaur Gill

Nicky Morgan

Sir Peter Bottomley

Debbie Abrahams

Cat Smith

Helen Hayes

Neil Coyle

Kate Osamor

Stephen Kinnock

Geraint Davies

 

1

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  14,  after “citizen,” insert—

 

“(iia)    

is aged 16 or over,”

 

Philip Davies

 

5

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  6,  leave out “or the previous residence condition”.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove the permanent residence condition, leaving previous registration

 

as the sole qualifying condition.

 

Philip Davies

 

6

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  16,  leave out subsections (3) and (4)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on Amendment 5.

 

Philip Davies

 

7

 

Clause  1,  page  3,  line  3,  leave out paragraph (b)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on Amendment 5.

 

Philip Davies

 

8

 

Clause  1,  page  3,  line  37,  leave out “is a British citizen” and insert “was either born

 

in the United Kingdom or has been a British citizen for at least 15 years”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on Amendment 2.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 13 March 2019                  

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Overseas Electors Bill, continued

 
 

Philip Davies

 

9

 

Clause  1,  page  3,  line  37,  at end insert—

 

“(ca)    

state that the declarant is not a citizen of a country other than the United

 

Kingdom”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on Amendment 3.

 

Philip Davies

 

10

 

Clause  1,  page  3,  line  40,  leave out paragraph (e) and insert—

 

“(e)    

state that the declarant has cumulatively been resident in the United

 

Kingdom for at least 15 years,”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on Amendment 2.

 

Philip Davies

 

11

 

Clause  1,  page  4,  line  1,  leave out “Where the defendant is seeking to be registered

 

on the basis of the previous registration condition,”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on Amendment 5.

 

Philip Davies

 

12

 

Clause  1,  page  4,  line  12,  leave out subsections (3) and (4)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on Amendment 5.

 

Philip Davies

 

13

 

Clause  1,  page  6,  line  13,  leave out “is a British citizen” and insert “was either born

 

in the United Kingdom or has been a British citizen for at least 15 years”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on Amendment 2.

 

Philip Davies

 

14

 

Clause  1,  page  6,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

“(ca)    

state that the declarant is not a citizen of a country other than the United

 

Kingdom”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on Amendment 3.

 

Philip Davies

 

15

 

Clause  1,  page  6,  line  15,  at end insert—

 

“(da)    

state that the declarant has cumulatively been resident in the United

 

Kingdom for at least 15 years,”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on Amendment 2.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 13 March 2019                  

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Overseas Electors Bill, continued

 
 

Philip Davies

 

16

 

Clause  1,  page  7,  line  3,  leave out Clause (1F)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove the provision allowing the period of registration to be changed

 

from one year to up to five years by statutory instrument.

 


 

 

Revised 13 March 2019