Trade Union Bill

AmendmentS
to be moved
in committee

Clause 2

LORD KERSLAKE

 

Page 1, line 14, at end insert—

“(2A)    Subsection (1) shall not come into force until—

(a)   an independent report is published, and laid before each House of
Parliament, which has been prepared by the Central Arbitration
Committee in consultation with qualified independent persons on
the delivery of secure methods of electronic, postal and workplace
balloting for the purpose of ballots held under section 226 of the
1992 Act, and

(b)   the Secretary of State has considered the report and published, and
laid before each House of Parliament, a verification strategy for the
rollout of secure electronic, workplace and postal balloting
methods for the purpose of ballots held under section 226 of the
1992 Act.

(2B)    The Secretary of State must publish and lay before each House of
Parliament the strategy provided for by subsection (2A)(b) no later than
two months after the date on which this Act is passed.

(2C)    The report provided for by subsection (2A)(a) must include—

(a)   an analysis of different methods of authentication that can be used
to enable voters to cast their electronic votes such as single use
security codes, personal identification information or membership
affiliation information;

(b)   an assessment of the ability of electronic voting systems to identify
that the information being provided to authenticate the voter is the
information required to enable a vote to be cast and recorded in that
particular ballot and that the information is unique to the voter;

(c)   an assessment of the ability of trade unions appropriately to secure
means of distribution required for the delivery of electronic voting
information to maintain the security and integrity of any ballot;

(d)   a costs benefit analysis of the risks involved in methods of
distribution such as email, post, text messaging and face-to-face
methods;

(e)   an assessment of existing recognised industry standards for online
voting systems; and

(f)   analysis of the role of third party administrators and the benefits of
using rigorous quality assurance procedures and processes for
delivering electronic voting.

(2D)    The verification strategy provided for by subsection (2A)(b) must include
an assessment of how alternative, secure, methods of balloting will impact
voter turnout.

(2E)    For the purpose of preparing the strategy, the Secretary of State must
consult relevant organisations including professionals from expert
associations to seek their advice and recommendations.”

Clause 3

LORD MENDELSOHN

LORD COLLINS OF HIGHBURY

 

Page 2, line 11, leave out from “services” to end of line 12 and insert “means such
services the interruption of which would endanger the life, personal safety or
health of the whole or part of the population, as specified by the Secretary of State
by regulations made by statutory instrument.”

LORD KERSLAKE

 

Page 2, line 28, at end insert—

“(3A)    Subsections (1) and (2) shall not come into force until—

(a)   an independent report is published, and laid before each House of
Parliament, which has been prepared by the Central Arbitration
Committee in consultation with qualified independent persons on
the delivery of secure methods of electronic, postal and workplace
balloting for the purpose of ballots held under section 226 of the
1992 Act, and

(b)   the Secretary of State has considered the report and published, and
laid before each House of Parliament, a verification strategy for the
rollout of secure electronic, workplace and postal balloting
methods for the purpose of ballots held under section 226 of the
1992 Act.

(3B)    The Secretary of State must publish and lay before each House of
Parliament the strategy provided for by subsection (3A)(b) no later than
two months after the date on which this Act is passed.

(3C)    The report provided for by subsection (3A)(a) must include—

(a)   an analysis of different methods of authentication that can be used
to enable voters to cast their electronic votes such as single use
security codes, personal identification information or membership
affiliation information;

(b)   an assessment of the ability of electronic voting systems to identify
that the information being provided to authenticate the voter is the
information required to enable a vote to be cast and recorded in that
particular ballot and that the information is unique to the voter;

(c)   an assessment of the ability of trade unions appropriately to secure
means of distribution required for the delivery of electronic voting
information to maintain the security and integrity of any ballot;

(d)   a costs benefit analysis of the risks involved in methods of
distribution such as email, post, text messaging and face-to-face
methods;

(e)   an assessment of existing recognised industry standards for online
voting systems; and

(f)   analysis of the role of third party administrators and the benefits of
using rigorous quality assurance procedures and processes for
delivering electronic voting.

(3D)    The verification strategy provided for by subsection (3A)(b) must include
an assessment of how alternative, secure, methods of balloting will impact
voter turnout.

(3E)    For the purpose of preparing the strategy, the Secretary of State must
consult relevant organisations including professionals from expert
associations to seek their advice and recommendations.”

 

Prepared 2nd February 2016