European Union Referendum Bill

Amendments
to be moved
on report

Clause 1

LORD HAMILTON OF EPSOM

 

Page 1, line 6, at end insert—

“( )     Regulations under subsection (2) must appoint a day at least 10 weeks from
the day on which the regulations are made.

( )     A draft of regulations under subsection (2) must be laid before each House
of Parliament at least 16 weeks before the day to be appointed thereby.”

Clause 2

LORD HANNAY OF CHISWICK

 

Page 2, line 10, after “at” insert “—

(i)   ”

 

Page 2, line 10, 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,”

 

Page 2, line 25, at end insert—

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

 

Page 2, line 32, 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 a country.”

After Clause 5

LORD GREEN OF DEDDINGTON

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Report on the consequences of the United Kingdom staying in the European
Union: net migration

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
report on the impact of continued membership of the European Union on
the scale of net migration to the United Kingdom and its consequential
effect on the future population of the United Kingdom.”

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Report on the consequences of the United Kingdom staying in the European
Union: free movement

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
report on the current length of time taken for people who are not European
Union citizens to acquire citizenship in each member state, and the extent
of free movement within the European Union that accompanies such
citizenships and accrues to family members of those citizens.”

BARONESS MORGAN OF ELY

LORD HANNAY OF CHISWICK

 

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 on the United Kingdom’s economy;

(b)   the effect of withdrawal from the European Union on the rights of
individuals within the United Kingdom, including the effect on
employment rights;

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

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

(e)   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;

(f)   consequences of withdrawal for law enforcement, security and
justice in the United Kingdom and in the devolved jurisdictions;

(g)   consequences of withdrawal on those regions of the United
Kingdom that qualify for structural funds;

(h)   consequences of withdrawal on the provision of financial support
for agriculture in each region of the United Kingdom; and

(i)   consequences for Gibraltar of the withdrawal of the United
Kingdom from the European Union.”

Clause 6

LORD HAMILTON OF EPSOM

 

Page 4, line 25, at end insert—

“( )     Regulations under subsection (2) may not be made unless the Minister on
reasonable grounds considers that the regulations are necessary to
secure—

(a)   the continued functioning of Her Majesty’s Government; or

(b)   the safety of the public (or any section thereof).”

 

Page 4, line 29, leave out subsection (8)

 

Page 8, line 7, at end insert “provided that the Minister may not prescribe a period
of fewer than 10 weeks”

Schedule 1

LORD HANNAY OF CHISWICK

 

Page 12, line 8, at end insert—

“Designation of organisation for only one of the possible outcomes

Section 108 of the 2000 Act (assistance for designated organisations) has
effect for the purposes of the referendum as if—

(a)   at the end of subsection (2)(a), for “but” there were substituted
“or”; and

(b)   for subsection (2)(b) there were substituted—

“(b)   may designate a permitted participant in relation
to only one of the possible outcomes.””

LORD HAMILTON OF EPSOM

 

Page 17, line 19, at end insert—

“Restrictions on campaigning by the EU institutions

For the purposes of the referendum, the following is to be treated as
inserted after section 119 of the 2000 Act—

“119A           Restrictions on the EU institutions

(1)     Notwithstanding the European Communities Act 1972, during
the referendum period, an EU institution must not incur
referendum expenses or do anything else for referendum
purposes.

(2)     Notwithstanding the European Communities Act 1972, a
permitted participant must not accept a donation from an EU
institution.

(3)     In this section, “EU institution” has the same meaning as in
Article 13(1) of the Treaty on European Union.

(4)     In this section, “for referendum purposes” and “referendum
expenses” have the same meaning as in section 111 of this Act.””

Prepared 10th November 2015