European Union Referendum Bill

Amendments
to be moved
in committee

Clause 1

BARONESS MORGAN OF ELY

 

Page 1, line 10, at end insert—

“(d)   must not be the same day as the Gibraltar general election.”

LORD WIGLEY

 

Page 1, line 20, leave out “aros” and insert “barhau

 

Page 2, line 2, leave out “Aros” and insert “Parhau

 

Page 2, line 3, at end insert—

“(7)     The Welsh and English versions of the question and alternative answers
shall be given equal prominence on the ballot papers in Wales.”

Clause 2

LORD WIGLEY

 

Page 2, line 4, at end insert—

“( )     A person is entitled to vote in the referendum if, on the date on which the
referendum poll is held, the person is aged 16 or over and registered in—

(a)   the register of local government electors; or

(b)   the register of young voters for the European Union referendum to
be held no later than 31 December 2017 prepared under section
(Register of young voters for the European Union referendum).”

BARONESS MORGAN OF ELY

BARONESS SMITH OF NEWNHAM

LORD HANNAY OF CHISWICK

LORD TUGENDHAT

 

Page 2, line 7, at end insert “, if the minimum voting age for that election were 16”

After Clause 2

LORD WIGLEY

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Register of young voters for the European Union referendum

(1)     For the purposes of the European Union referendum to be held under this
Act, each registration officer must prepare, for the officer’s area, a register
to be known as the register of young voters.

(2)     The register must contain—

(a)   the names of the persons appearing to the registration officer to be
entitled to be registered in the register, and

(b)   in relation to each person registered in it, the person’s—

(i)   date of birth,

(ii)   (except where otherwise provided by an applied enactment)
qualifying address, and

(iii)   voter number.

(3)     Subsection (2) is subject to section 9B of the Representation of the People
Act 1983 (anonymous registration).

(4)     A person’s qualifying address is the address in respect of which the person
is entitled to be registered in the register.

(5)     A person’s voter number is such number (with or without any letters) as is
for the time being allocated by the registration officer to the person for the
purposes of the register.

(6)     A person is entitled to be registered in the register of young voters for any
area if, on the relevant date, the person—

(a)   is not registered in the register of local government electors for the
area,

(b)   meets the requirements (apart from any requirement as to age) for
registration in the register of local government electors for the area,
and

(c)   has attained the age of 16, or will attain that age on or before the
date on which the referendum is to be held.

(7)     In the case of a person who has not yet attained the age of 16—

(a)   the person’s entry in the register must state the date on which the
person will attain the age of 16, and

(b)   until that date, the person is not, by virtue of the entry, to be taken
to be a voter for the purposes of the referendum other than on the
date of the poll or after that date.

(8)     Where a person to whom subsection (7) applies has an anonymous entry in
the register, the references in that subsection to the person’s entry in the
register are to be read as references to the person’s entry in the record of
anonymous entries.

(9)     In this section, “the relevant date” mean the date on which an application
for registration in the register of young voters is made (or the date on which
such an application is treated as made by virtue of section 10A(2) of the
1983 Act).”

After Clause 5

LORD FORSYTH OF DRUMLEAN

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Restriction on publication etc of promotional material: Scottish Government,
Welsh Government, Northern Ireland Executive and European Commission

Section 125 of the 2000 Act (restriction on publication etc of promotional
material by central and local government etc) applies in relation to the
referendum as if, in subsection (2)(a), after “authority” there were inserted
“including the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the
Northern Ireland Executive;

(aa)   the European Commission;”.”

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Report on the outcomes of negotiations between Her Majesty’s Government
and the European Union

Not less than four months before the date of the referendum, the Secretary
of State shall publish, and lay before each House of Parliament, a report
setting out the outcomes of Her Majesty’s Government’s negotiations with
the European Union, and any resulting changes in the relationship between
the United Kingdom and the European Union.”

Schedule 1

LORD FORSYTH OF DRUMLEAN

 

Page 17, line 12, leave out sub-paragraphs (i) to (v) and insert “in sub-paragraphs
(i) to (v), for the figures “5 million”, “£4 million”, “£3 million”, “£2 million” and
“£500,000” in each case there were substituted “zero”, and”

Clause 4

LORD FORSYTH OF DRUMLEAN

 

Page 3, line 24, leave out “consult” and insert “obtain the agreement of”

Clause 6

LORD FORSYTH OF DRUMLEAN

 

Page 4, line 22, after “be” insert “—

(a)   published in draft not less than six months before the date of the
referendum; and

“(b)   ”

 


Lord Forsyth of Drumlean gives notice of his intention to oppose the Question that
Clause 6 stand part of the Bill.

Prepared 23rd October 2015