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House of Commons

 
 

Wednesday 31 October 2018

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Overseas Electors Bill


 

[Third Sitting]


 

Glossary

 

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Withdrawn after debate: moved and debated but then withdrawn, so not put to a decision.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

 

 


 

Christian Matheson

 

Negatived on division  30

 

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

 

“(2A)    

No regulations shall be made under subsection (2) until the report under section

 

[Review of absent vote arrangements] has been laid before Parliament.”

 

Christian Matheson

 

Negatived on division  31

 

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

 

“(2A)    

No regulations shall be made under subsection (2) until the report under section

 

[Report on postal voting arrangements for overseas electors] has been laid before

 

Parliament.”


 
 

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Overseas Electors Bill, continued

 
 

Christian Matheson

 

Not selected  32

 

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

 

“(2A)    

No regulations shall be made under subsection (2) until the report under section

 

[Report on overseas electors in other national elections] has been laid before

 

Parliament.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Layla Moran

 

Negatived on division  NC1

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Report on the effects on the number of registered electors

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State must prepare and publish a report on the effects of the

 

provisions of this Act on—

 

(a)    

the number of overseas electors registered to vote in Parliamentary

 

elections in each constituency, and

 

(b)    

the policy implications of any such changes.

 

(2)    

The report must consider—

 

(a)    

whether any differential effects on the electorates of constituencies

 

necessitates a review of constituency boundaries, and

 

(b)    

the merits of creating one or more overseas constituencies.

 

(3)    

The report must be laid before Parliament within 3 years of the provisions of this

 

Act coming into force.”

 


 

Layla Moran

 

Negatived on division  NC2

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Report on the effects on processes for controlling political party donations

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State must prepare and publish a report on the effects of the

 

provisions of this Act on—

 

(a)    

the ability of political parties and campaigners to determine the

 

permissibility of donations from persons resident overseas, and

 

(b)    

the ability of the Electoral Commission to take enforcement action where

 

the rules on such donations have been breached.

 

(2)    

The report must be laid before Parliament within 3 years of the provisions of this

 

Act coming into force.”

 



 
 

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Overseas Electors Bill, continued

 
 

Christian Matheson

 

Question proposed  NC3

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Prompt to register as an overseas elector

 

(1)    

If the registration officer receives information that leads him or her to believe that

 

a registered elector has moved, or is going to move, outside the United Kingdom,

 

the registration officer shall contact that elector to prompt him or her to register

 

as an overseas elector.

 

(2)    

The Electoral Commission may issue guidance for contact under subsection (1).”

 

[Adjourned until Wednesday 14 November at 2.00 pm


 

 

Revised 31 October 2018