European Union Referendum Bill

Amendment
to be moved
in committee

[Supplementary to the Marshalled List]

After Clause 6

LORD WIGLEY

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Declaration of result

(1)     Following the count, the Chief Counting Officer shall declare whether the
result of the referendum is that a majority wish the United Kingdom to
leave the European Union.

(2)     The Chief Counting Officer may only declare that a majority wish the
United Kingdom to leave the European Union if—

(a)   a majority of total votes cast in the referendum in the United
Kingdom are in favour of the United Kingdom leaving the
European Union, and

(b)   a majority of the votes cast in each of England, Wales, Scotland and
Northern Ireland are in favour of the United Kingdom leaving the
European Union.”

Prepared 29th October 2015