What these notes do
These Explanatory Notes relate to the Overseas Electors Bill as introduced in the House of Commons on 19 July 2017 (Bill 16).
· These Explanatory Notes have been provided by the Cabinet Office, with the consent of Glyn Davies, the Member in charge of the Bill, in order to assist the reader of the Bill and to help inform debate on it. They do not form part of the Bill and have not been endorsed by Parliament.
· These Explanatory Notes explain what each part of the Bill will mean in practice; provide background information on the development of policy; and provide additional information on how the Bill will affect existing legislation in this area.
· These Explanatory Notes might best be read alongside the Bill. They are not, and are not intended to be, a comprehensive description of the Bill.
· As the Bill is a Private Member's Bill, the English votes provisions in the Standing Orders of the House of Commons relating to Public Business do not apply to the Bill.