European Union (Referendum) Bill

to be moved
in committee

Clause 1



Page 1, line 6, at end insert—

“(3A)    The referendum shall be held on one of the following days—

(a)   7 May 2015,

(b)   5 May 2016, or

(c)   4 May 2017.

(3B)   If the ordinary local elections in England are not held on the appropriate
date in subsection (3A), the Secretary of State shall by order appoint the
date on which the referendum is to be held as the date of those elections in
that year.”

After Clause 1



Insert the following new Clause—

“Announcement of the results

The declaration of the number of votes cast shall be made—

(a)   in each counting area;

(b)   in aggregate for each of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales
and Gibraltar;

(c)   in aggregate for the United Kingdom.”

Clause 3



Page 2, line 6, at end insert—

“( )   The referendum shall take place by means of an all-postal vote ballot.”

Prepared 17th January 2014