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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Monday 18 March 2019

 

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: 17 to 38

 

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withdrawn amendments at the end.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

 

2

 

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.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 18 March 2019                  

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Overseas Electors Bill, continued

 
 

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.

 

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

Christian Matheson

 

1

 

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

 

“(iia)    

is aged 16 or over,”

 

Philip Davies

 

Christian Matheson

 

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

 

Christian Matheson

 

6

 

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

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on Amendment 5.

 

Christian Matheson

 

22

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  23,  leave out sub-paragraph (ii)


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 18 March 2019                  

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Overseas Electors Bill, continued

 
 

Christian Matheson

 

21

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  39,  at end insert—

 

““resident” must be defined in regulations made by the Minister for the

 

Cabinet Office or the Secretary of State.”

 

Christian Matheson

 

17

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  44,  leave out “and (3)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on Amendment 5.

 

Philip Davies

 

Christian Matheson

 

7

 

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

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on Amendment 5.

 

Christian Matheson

 

Philip Davies

 

18

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  3,  line  9,  leave out subsection (4)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on Amendment 5.

 

Philip Davies

 

28

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  3,  line  22,  leave out “3” and insert “2”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment changes the time period for submitting the declaration after it has been made to

 

2 months from 3 months.

 

Philip Davies

 

29

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  3,  line  22,  leave out “3” and insert “1”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment changes the time period for submitting the declaration after it has been made to

 

1 month from 3 months.

 

Philip Davies

 

30

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  3,  line  22,  leave out “3 months” and insert “14 days”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment changes the time period for submitting the declaration after it has been made to

 

14 days from 3 months.

 

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: 18 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.

 

Christian Matheson

 

19

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on Amendment 5.

 

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

 

Christian Matheson

 

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

 

31

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  5,  line  5,  leave out “12” and insert “9”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment changes the length of time the person remains registered from 12 months to 9

 

months.

 

Philip Davies

 

32

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  5,  line  5,  leave out “12” and insert “8”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment changes the length of time the person remains registered from 12 months to 8

 

months.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 18 March 2019                  

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Overseas Electors Bill, continued

 
 

Philip Davies

 

33

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  5,  line  5,  leave out “12” and insert “7”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment changes the length of time the person remains registered from 12 months to 7

 

months.

 

Philip Davies

 

34

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  5,  line  5,  leave out “12” and insert “6”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment changes the length of time the person remains registered from 12 months to 6

 

months.

 

Philip Davies

 

35

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  5,  line  18,  leave out “12” and insert “9”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment changes the length of time the person remains registered from 12 months to 9

 

months where later than the timeframe mentioned in subsection (1).

 

Philip Davies

 

36

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  5,  line  18,  leave out “12” and insert “8”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment changes the length of time the person remains registered from 12 months to 8

 

months where later than the timeframe mentioned in subsection (1).

 

Philip Davies

 

37

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  5,  line  18,  leave out “12” and insert “7”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment changes the length of time the person remains registered from 12 months to 7

 

months where later than the timeframe mentioned in subsection (1).

 

Philip Davies

 

38

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  5,  line  18,  leave out “12” and insert “6”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment changes the length of time the person remains registered from 12 months to 6

 

months where later than the timeframe mentioned in subsection (1).

 

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.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 18 March 2019                  

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Overseas Electors Bill, continued

 
 

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.

 

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.

 


 

Christian Matheson

 

23

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  3,  page  8,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

No regulations may be made under subsection (2) until the Secretary of State or

 

Minister for the Cabinet Office has laid before Parliament a report setting out the

 

effects of the provisions of this Act on processes for controlling political party

 

donations.

 

(2B)    

The report under subsection (2A) shall consider—

 

(a)    

the ability of political parties and campaigners to determine the

 

permissibility of donations from persons resident overseas;

 

(b)    

the ability of the Electoral Commission to take enforcement action where

 

the rules on such donations have been breached.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment requires the Government to prepare a report on processes for controlling

 

political party donations before the provisions of this Act can come into force.

 

Christian Matheson

 

24

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  3,  page  8,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

No regulations may be made under subsection (2) until the Secretary of State or

 

Minister for the Cabinet Office has laid before Parliament a report setting out on

 

the likely effects of the provisions of this Act on the number of registered electors.

 

(2B)    

The report under subsection (2A) shall consider—

 

(a)    

the number of overseas electors registered to vote in Parliamentary

 

elections in each constituency and the policy implications of any such

 

changes;


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 18 March 2019                  

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Overseas Electors Bill, continued

 
 

(b)    

whether any differential effects on the electorates of constituencies

 

necessitates a review of constituency boundaries; and

 

(c)    

the merits of creating one or more overseas constituencies.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment requires the Government to prepare a report on the effects on the number of

 

registered electors before the provisions of this Act can come into force.

 

Christian Matheson

 

25

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  3,  page  8,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

No regulations may be made under subsection (2) until the Secretary of State or

 

Minister for the Cabinet Office has laid before Parliament a report setting out the

 

effects of the provisions of this Act on the extension of franchise.

 

(2B)    

The report under subsection (2A) shall consider—

 

(a)    

likely demand for online registration services and how this demand

 

should be met;

 

(b)    

the effects of removing the 15-year time limits on the workloads of local

 

authorities, including demands on electoral registration officers, and how

 

any consequent resourcing requirements should be met;

 

(c)    

how the electorates of existing UK constituencies will be affected; and

 

(d)    

how the electorates of new constituencies recommended by the most

 

recent reports of the Boundary Commissions for England, Wales,

 

Scotland and Northern Ireland will be affected.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment requires the Government to prepare a report on the effects of the extension of the

 

franchise before the provisions of this Act can come into force.

 

Christian Matheson

 

26

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  3,  page  8,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

No regulations may be made under subsection (2) until the Secretary of State or

 

Minister for the Cabinet Office has laid before Parliament a report setting out the

 

effects of the provisions of this Act on the representation of overseas electors by

 

MPs.

 

(2B)    

The report under subsection (2A) shall consider—

 

(a)    

how well overseas electors are represented by their MPs and any related

 

consequences of the provisions of this Act;

 

(b)    

an assessment of any additional demands that may be placed on MPs and

 

their resources as a consequence of the provisions of this Act;

 

(c)    

any plans the Government has to monitor the representation of overseas

 

electors; and

 

(d)    

an assessment of alternative models of representation of overseas

 

electors, including the creation of overseas constituencies.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment requires the Government to prepare a report on the representation of overseas

 

electors by MPs before the provisions of this Act can come into force.

 

Christian Matheson

 

27

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  3,  page  8,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

No regulations may be made under subsection (2) until the Secretary of State or

 

Minister for the Cabinet Office has laid before Parliament a report setting out the


 
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