Scotland Bill

AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN COMMITTEE
[Supplementary to the Marshalled List]

After Clause 14

LORD FOULKES OF CUMNOCK

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Rail passenger services

(1) In Part 2 of Schedule 5 to the 1998 Act, Section E2 (rail transport) is amended as follows.

(2) In the exceptions insert—

“Services for the carriage of passengers by railway which start and finish in Scotland, including the power to decide who will run such services, the provisions of the Railways Act 1993 notwithstanding.”

(3) In the interpretation insert—

““Services for the carriage of passengers by railway” has the meaning given by section 82 of the Railways Act 1993.””

Before Clause 10

LORD FOULKES OF CUMNOCK

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Referenda about Scottish independence and fiscal autonomy

(1) Her Majesty may by Order in Council, on the advice of the Prime Minister, cause referenda to be held throughout Scotland about—

(a) whether Scotland should become independent of the rest of the United Kingdom, and

(b) whether the Scottish Parliament should obtain full fiscal autonomy.

(2) A referendum held by virtue of subsection (1)(a) can only be held within 24 months of the day on which this Act is passed.

(3) The question that is to appear on the ballot paper for a referendum held by virtue of subsection (1)(a) is—

Do you want Scotland to remain part of the United Kingdom?

(4) A referendum held by virtue of subsection (1)(b) can only be held if the majority of voters participating in the referendum held by virtue of section (1)(a) have voted in favour of the question on the ballot paper.

(5) Subject to subsection (4), a referendum held by virtue of subsection (1)(b) will take place 35 days after a referendum held by virtue of section (1)(a).

(6) The question that is to appear on the ballot paper for a referendum held by virtue of subsection (1)(b) is—

Do you want Scotland to have full fiscal autonomy?

(7) For further provision about referenda held by virtue of subsection (1), Schedule (Referendums under this Act) applies.

(8) An Order in Council under this section may not be made unless a draft of the statutory instrument containing the Order has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.”

Prepared 31st January 2012