Overseas Electors Bill

Explanatory Notes

Annex A - Territorial extent and application in the United Kingdom

The Bill extends and applies to the whole of the UK. It deals exclusively with the parliamentary franchise (that is, the franchise used for elections to the UK Parliament and the European Parliament), which is a reserved matter that is not within the legislative competence of any devolved assembly.

Provision

Extends to E & W and applies to England?

Extends to E & W and applies to Wales?

Extends and applies to Scotland?

Extends and applies to Northern Ireland?

Would corresponding provision be within the competence of the National Assembly for Wales?

Would corresponding provision be within the competence of the Scottish Parliament?

Would corresponding provision be within the competence of the Northern Ireland Assembly?

Legislative Consent Motion needed?

Clause 1

Clause 2

Clause 3

Clause 4

Schedule 1

Schedule 2

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Minor or consequential effects

The Bill contains no provisions that apply only to England and that, in the view of the Government of the United Kingdom, have minor or consequential effects outside England.

Subject matter and legislative competence of devolved legislatures

The Bill contains no provisions that are within the competence of the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales, or the Northern Ireland Assembly.

 

Prepared 7th February 2018