Electoral Registration and Administration Bill

AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN COMMITTEE

Clause 2

LORD WALLACE OF SALTAIRE

 

Page 2, leave out lines 13 to 28 and insert—

“(2A) Provision made under sub-paragraph (2) authorising or requiring a registration officer in Great Britain to—

(a) require a person who has made an application under section 10ZC or 10ZD to provide evidence that he or she is the person named in the application, or

(b) require a person who has made an application under section 10ZC or 10ZD, or any person who has an entry in a register, to provide evidence for the purpose of enabling the officer to determine whether a person is entitled to be registered in a register maintained by the officer,

must specify the kind of evidence that a person may be required to provide (for examples, see paragraph 3ZA(5)).”

 

Page 3, line 4, leave out from “(3)” to end of line 7 and insert “must specify the kind of evidence that a person is required to provide”

 

Page 3, line 8, leave out from “that” to “person’s” in line 9 and insert “may be specified include a”

 

Page 3, line 19, at end insert—

“( ) In section 201 of the Representation of the People Act 1983 (regulations), before subsection (3) insert—

“(2C) Regulations made for the purposes only of omitting a particular kind of evidence from the kinds of evidence that a person is or may be required to provide by virtue of regulations under paragraph 1(2A) or 3ZA(3) of Schedule 2 shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament (and subsection (2) does not apply to regulations made for those purposes only).””

Schedule 4

LORD WALLACE OF SALTAIRE

 

Page 22, line 20, at end insert—

“(b) omit paragraph (c) and the “or” before it.”

 

Page 23, line 37, at end insert—

“(1) Section 49 (effect of registers) is amended as follows.

(2) In subsection (5)—

(a) in paragraph (b), for the words from “is not” to “was not” substitute “is not or was not at any particular time”;

(b) in paragraph (c), for the words from “is, or” to “was,” substitute “is or was at any particular time”.

(3) Omit subsection (6).”

 

Page 24, line 14, at end insert—

“In section 62 (offences as to declarations), in subsection (1A), for “section 9B(1)(b)” substitute “section 9B(1A)(a)”.”

 

Page 25, line 24, at end insert—

“Representation of the People Act 2000 (c. 2)

In Schedule 1 to the Representation of the People Act 2000 (registration: amendments of Representation of the People Act 1983), omit paragraph 12(3) and (4).”

 

Page 25, line 27, leave out “paragraph” and insert “paragraphs 4(2), 5 and”

Prepared 23rd October 2012