Session 2017-19
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House of Commons


Wednesday 17 October 2018


Public Bill Committee Proceedings


Overseas Electors Bill


[First Sitting]




This document shows the fate of each clause, schedule, amendment and new clause.


The following terms are used:


Agreed to: agreed without a vote.


Agreed to on division: agreed following a vote.


Negatived: rejected without a vote.


Negatived on division: rejected following a vote.


Not called: debated in a group of amendments, but not put to a decision.


Not moved: not debated or put to a decision.


Question proposed: debate underway but not concluded.


Withdrawn after debate: moved and debated but then withdrawn, so not put to a decision.


Not selected: not chosen for debate by the Chair.



Glyn Davies


That, if proceedings on the Overseas Electors Bill are not completed at this day’s


sitting, the Committee shall meet at 2.00 pm on Wednesdays on which the House sits.


Agreed to



Layla Moran


Christian Matheson


Negatived on division  1


Clause  1,  page  1,  line  14,  after “citizen,” insert “(iia) is aged 16 or over,”


Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 17 October 2018        



Overseas Electors Bill, continued


Alex Norris


Withdrawn after debate  33


Clause  1,  page  2,  line  7,  at end insert “and





the person satisfies at least one of the following conditions—



he or she was included in a register of parliamentary electors at


some time in the past fifteen years;



he or she was resident in the United Kingdom at some point in


the last fifteen years;



he or she is a member of the United Kingdom armed forces;



he or she is employed in the service of the Crown;



he or she is employed by the British Council;



he or she is employed by a United Kingdom public authority;



he or she is employed by a designated humanitarian agency;



he or she is the spouse or civil partner of a person mentioned in


sub-paragraphs (iii) to (vii) above and is residing outside the


United Kingdom to be with his or her spouse or civil partner.



The Minister for the Cabinet Office or the Secretary of State may by statutory


instrument define “United Kingdom public authority” and “designated


humanitarian agency” for the purposes of subsection (1)(c).



A statutory instrument containing regulations under subsection (1A) is subject to


annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.”


Alex Norris


Not moved  34


Clause  1,  page  2,  line  9,  leave out “in the past” and insert “since 1 January 2004”


Alex Norris


Not moved  35


Clause  1,  page  2,  line  17,  leave out “in the past” and insert “since 1 January 2004”


Christian Matheson


Question proposed  2


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”


[Adjourned until Wednesday 24 October at 2.00 pm



Revised 17 October 2018