European Union Referendum Bill

Amendments
to be moved
in committee

Clause 2

LORD TYLER

LORD WALLACE OF SALTAIRE

 

Page 2, line 4, at end insert—

“( )     This section is to be read as if references to the age of 18 in sections 1(1)(d)
and 2(1)(d) of the Representation of the People Act 1983 were references to
the age of 16.”

LORD HANNAY OF CHISWICK

 

Page 2, line 7, after “at” insert “(i)”

BARONESS MORGAN OF ELY

LORD COLLINS OF HIGHBURY

BARONESS SMITH OF NEWNHAM

LORD HANNAY OF CHISWICK

 

Page 2, line 7, at end insert “and will be aged 16 years or over on the date on which
the referendum is held.”

LORD HANNAY OF CHISWICK

 

Page 2, line 7, at end insert “or

“(ii)   a local government election in any constituency provided
the person is an EU citizen resident in the United Kingdom
for no less than five calendar years prior to the date of the
referendum,”

BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER

 

Page 2, line 7, at end insert—

“( )   any United Kingdom national who does not fall within paragraph
(a), but is resident in the European Union and has registered to vote
in the referendum,”

LORD HANNAY OF CHISWICK

 

Page 2, line 22, at end insert—

“(d)   the persons who fall within subsection (4).”

BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER

 

Page 2, line 25, at end insert—

“( )     The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision for European
Union residents who are entitled to vote in the referendum to be registered
as voters solely for the purposes of this referendum.”

LORD HANNAY OF CHISWICK

 

Page 2, line 29, at end insert—

“(4)     Notwithstanding the provisions of the Representation of the People Act
1983, as amended, or of any other statute, a United Kingdom citizen
resident in a country within the European Union will be eligible—

(a)   to register to vote; and

(b)   to vote;

in the referendum, irrespective of the length of time that the citizen has
been resident in such country.”

After Clause 5

LORD HANNAY OF CHISWICK

BARONESS MORGAN OF ELY

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Report on the consequences of United Kingdom withdrawal from the
European Union

(1)     No later than 12 weeks prior to the appointed date of the referendum, the
Secretary of State shall publish, and lay before each House of Parliament, a
comprehensive report on the possible consequences of withdrawal from
the European Union, taking into account the reports published under the
Review of the Balance of Competences.

(2)     The report provided for by subsection (1) shall include information on—

(a)   the effect of withdrawal on the rights of individuals within the
United Kingdom, including the effect on employment rights;

(b)   the rights of European citizens living in the United Kingdom
following withdrawal;

(c)   the rights, following withdrawal, of United Kingdom citizens living
in another country that is a member of the European Union;

(d)   the legislative and statutory consequences of withdrawal for each
government department and for the devolved governments of the
United Kingdom, including for social and environmental
legislation; and

(e)   consequences of withdrawal for law enforcement, security and
justice in the United Kingdom and in the devolved jurisdictions.”

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Office for Budget Responsibility

(1)     The Secretary of State shall request the Office for Budget Responsibility to
consider and report on the effect on the United Kingdom economy of
withdrawal from the European Union.

(2)     The report provided for by subsection (1) must be published, and laid
before each House of Parliament, no later than 12 weeks prior to the
appointed date of the referendum.”

Prepared 15th October 2015