Scotland Bill

AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN COMMITTEE

After Clause 2

LORD FOULKES OF CUMNOCK

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Regional vacancies: individual candidates

(1) Section 10 of the 1998 Act (regional vacancies) is amended as follows.

(2) In subsection (2) omit “the regional member was returned as an individual candidate, or”

(3) After subsection (6), insert—

“(6A) If the regional member was returned as an individual candidate, an election will be held and the single vacancy allocated in accordance with the procedures set out in subsection (6B).

(6B) In any election held in accordance with subsection (6A)—

(a) For each registered party which has submitted a regional list, the regional figure for the purposes of subsection (6A)(c) is the total number of regional votes given for the party in all the constituencies included in the region divided by the aggregate of one plus the number of candidates of the party presently returned as constituency members for any of those constituencies plus the number of regional seats allocated under section 8 to that party at the previous general election.

(b) For each individual candidate, the regional figure for the purposes of section (6A)(c) is the total number of regional votes given for him in all the constituencies included in the region.

(c) The vacant regional member seat shall be allocated to the registered political party or individual candidate with the highest regional figure.””

Clause 5

LORD FOULKES OF CUMNOCK

 

Page 5, line 15, after “Body)” insert “(a)”

 

Page 5, line 16, at end insert “(b) after subsection (2) insert—

“Standing orders shall include provision to ensure that, notwithstanding the composition of the Parliament, the corporation shall not have a majority of any one party.””

After Clause 6

LORD FOULKES OF CUMNOCK

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Discussion of Reserved Matters

(1) Schedule 3 of the 1998 Act (Standing Orders—Further Provision) is amended as follows.

(2) After paragraph 7 insert—

“Reserved matters

8 The standing orders shall include provision for ensuring that the Parliament shall not discuss items in Schedule 5 (Reserved Matters) except on a motion to make representations to the United Kingdom Government.””

After Clause 9

LORD FOULKES OF CUMNOCK

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Sitting Calendar

(1) Schedule 3 of the 1998 Act (Standing Orders—Further Provision) is amended as follows.

(2) After paragraph 7 insert—

“Parliamentary calendar

8 The standing orders may include provision for ensuring that the Parliament shall—

(a) sit on at least 30 weeks in each calendar year,

(b) meet on at least three days in each week that it sits, and

(c) not adjourn for a period of more than 60 consecutive days.””

Clause 15

LORD FOULKES OF CUMNOCK

 

Page 10, line 5, after the second “the” insert “Devolved”

 

Page 10, line 7, after the second “the” insert “Devolved”

 

Page 10, line 16, after “the” insert “Devolved”

Clause 18

LORD FOULKES OF CUMNOCK

 

Page 13, line 10, after the second “the” insert “Devolved”

 

Page 13, line 12, after “the” insert “Devolved”

Clause 19

LORD FOULKES OF CUMNOCK

 

Page 13, line 39, at end insert “Devolved”

Clause 27

LORD FOULKES OF CUMNOCK

 

Page 19, line 43, at end insert—

“( ) Before commencing discussions with representatives of foreign governments or inter-governmental organisations Scottish Ministers are required to obtain consent to the discussions from a Minister of the Crown.”

Clause 30

LORD FOULKES OF CUMNOCK

 

Page 23, line 5, after “the” insert “Devolved”

Clause 37

LORD FOULKES OF CUMNOCK

 

Page 29, line 41, after “the” insert “Devolved”

 

Page 29, line 42, after the second “the” insert “Devolved”

Clause 43

LORD FOULKES OF CUMNOCK

 

Page 32, line 29, leave out “this Act is passed” and insert “a referendum throughout Scotland in which a majority of participants vote in favour of the provisions of Parts 1, 2 and 3 of this Act”

 

Page 32, line 42, at end insert—

“( ) The Secretary of State or Treasury may not appoint a day for any purpose until a referendum throughout Scotland in which a majority of participants vote in favour of the provisions of Parts 1, 2 and 3 of this Act has been held.”

After Schedule 3

BARONESS TAYLOR OF BOLTON

[As an amendment to the amendment After Schedule 3 on sheet HL Bill 79(b)]

 

Line 6, leave out from “there” to end of line 8 and insert—

“(a) who would be entitled to vote in a general election of Scottish Parliament members if one were held on the date of the poll at the referendum, and

(b) who would be entitled to vote in a general election of United Kingdom Parliament members if one were held on the date of the poll at the referendum whose birth was registered in Scotland.”

Schedule 4

LORD FOULKES OF CUMNOCK

 

Page 43, line 3, after “the” insert “Devolved”

Prepared 20th December 2011