European Union Referendum Bill

Amendments
to be moved
on report

Clause 2

LORD GREEN OF DEDDINGTON

 

Page 2, line 9, leave out paragraph (a) and insert—

“(a)   if the day appointed under section 1(2) is before 1 January 2017, the
persons who, on the date of the referendum, would be entitled to
vote as electors at a parliamentary election in any constituency, or

(aa)   if the day appointed under section 1(2) is 1 January 2017 or later, the
persons who, on the date of the referendum, would be entitled to
vote as electors at a parliamentary election in any constituency by
virtue of being a citizen of the Republic of Ireland or, under the
British Nationality Acts 1981 and 1983 or the British Overseas
Territories Act 2002, a British citizen, a British overseas territories
citizen, a British National (Overseas), a British Overseas citizen or a
British subject,”

 

Page 2, leave out lines 22 to 28 and insert—

“(i)   if the day appointed under section 1(2) is before 1 January 2017—

(a) would be entitled to vote in Gibraltar as electors at a
European Parliamentary election in the combined
electoral region in which Gibraltar is comprised, and

(b) are either Commonwealth citizens or citizens of the
Republic of Ireland, or

(ii)   if the day appointed under section 1(2) is 1 January 2017 or
later, would be entitled to vote in Gibraltar as electors at a
European Parliamentary election in the combined electoral
region in which Gibraltar is comprised by virtue of being a
citizen of the Republic of Ireland or, under the British
Nationality Acts 1981 and 1983 or the British Overseas
Territories Act 2002, a British citizen, a British overseas
territories citizen, a British National (Overseas), a British
Overseas citizen or a British subject.”

After Clause 5

BARONESS MORGAN OF ELY

LORD HANNAY OF CHISWICK

LORD BOWNESS

BARONESS SMITH OF NEWNHAM

[This amendment is in substitution for the amendment on sheet HL Bill 72(b) to insert the new Clause
“Report on the consequences of United Kingdom withdrawal from the European Union”]

 

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 Union 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;

(i)   consequences of withdrawal from the European Union for research
and universities in the United Kingdom; and

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

Prepared 11th November 2015