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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 3rd December 2002

STANDING COMMITTEE A


REGIONAL ASSEMBLIES (PREPARATIONS) BILL

RESOLUTION OF THE PROGRAMMING SUB-COMMITTEE

   

The Programming Sub-Committee appointed by the Speaker in respect of the Bill agreed the following Resolution at its meeting on Monday 2nd December (Sessional Order C relating to Programming):
    That—   

    (1)   during proceedings on the Regional Assemblies (Preparations) Bill (except Clauses Nos. 1 to 4) the Standing Committee do meet on Tuesdays at half-past Ten o'clock and at half-past Four o'clock and on Thursdays at five minutes to Nine o'clock and at half-past Two o'clock, except that the Committee shall not meet on Thursday 5th December 2002;

    (2)   10 sittings in all shall be allotted to the consideration of the Bill by the Committee;

    (3)   the proceedings shall be taken in the following order, namely—

    Clauses 5 to 15, the Schedule, Clauses 16 to 18, New Clauses and New Schedules relating to Part 2, Clauses 19 to 22, New Clauses and New Schedules relating to Part 3, Clauses 23 to 29, and Remaining New Clauses and New Schedules and any remaining proceedings on the Bill,

    (4)   the Committee shall report the Bill (except Clauses Nos. 1 to 4) to the House not later than Thursday 19th December 2002.

    Mr Christopher Leslie has given notice of his intention to move a motion in the terms of the resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee [Sessional Order C(9) relating to Programming (28th June 2001, as renewed on 29th October 2002).].

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Resolution of the Programming Sub-committee.

   

David Davis
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Desmond Swayne

1

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     9,     leave out subsections (1) and (2).

   

David Davis
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Desmond Swayne

30

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     11,     at end insert—

     '(aa)   at least fifty per cent. of persons eligible to vote in such a referendum voted, and'.

   

David Davis
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Desmond Swayne

40

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     15,     leave out from first 'the' to third 'the' and insert 'period of 20 years has elapsed from'.

   

David Davis
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Desmond Swayne

2

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     15,     leave out 'five' and insert 'twenty'.

   

Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Green

24

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     15,     leave out 'five' and insert 'six'.

   

David Davis
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Desmond Swayne

3

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     20,     at end add 'subject to any finding to the contrary by any court of competent jurisdiction'.


   

David Davis
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Desmond Swayne

31

Clause     6,     page     3,     line     28,     at end add 'except a General Election or a Parliamentary by-election'.

   

David Davis
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Desmond Swayne

6

Clause     6,     page     3,     leave out line 33 and insert 'has consulted the Electoral Commission on the proposed order and has published the response of the Electoral Commission'.

   

Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Green

25

Clause     6,     page     3,     line     33,     at end insert 'and publishes their advice'.

   

Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Green

26

Clause     6,     page     3,     line     33,     at end insert 'and the voluntary chamber of the Region and publishes the advice of both'.


   

David Davis
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Desmond Swayne

32

Clause     7,     page     3,     line     37,     leave out 'voting' and insert 'participating'.

   

David Davis
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Desmond Swayne

7

Clause     7,     page     3,     line     38,     at end add 'provided that the Electoral Commission shall certify that anything done under this section is not likely, in the Commission's judgement, disproportionately to benefit one of the possible outcomes of the referendum.'.

   

Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Green

27

Clause     7,     page     3,     line     38,     at end add 'subject to voters being given the option of voting at polling stations'.

   

David Davis
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Desmond Swayne

33

Clause     7,     page     3,     line     38,     at end add 'provided that any such thing that the Electoral Commission do shall treat abstention as an act of participation and shall draw attention to the effect of abstention in such a referendum'.


   

David Davis
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Desmond Swayne

28

Clause     8,     page     4,     line     13,     at end add 'and the significance to the outcome of the referendum of abstention'.

   

David Davis
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Desmond Swayne

29

Clause     8,     page     4,     line     20,     leave out subsection (4) and insert 'No Minister of the Crown may make any order under section 109(6) of the 2000 Act in respect of a referendum held pursuant to section 1 above'.

   

David Davis
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Desmond Swayne

8

Clause     8,     page     4,     line     24,     leave out from 'secure' to end of line 26 and insert 'a dissemination of such information to the maximum number of persons entitled to vote in the referendum that can be cost effectively achieved'.

   

David Davis
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Desmond Swayne

34

Clause     8,     page     4,     line     26,     at end add—

    '(6)   The cost incurred by the Electoral Commission pursuant to this section may not exceed the aggregate of the maximum permitted grants that the Electoral Commission would be empowered to make under subsection 110(2) of the 2000 Act if it had designated a participant in respect of each of the possible outcomes of the proposed referendum'.


   

David Davis
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Desmond Swayne

9

Clause     9,     page     4,     line     44,     at end add 'and publishes the Electoral Commission's response'.


   

David Davis
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Desmond Swayne

4

Clause     10,     page     5,     line     3,     leave out 'No Court shall' and insert 'A court shall only'.

   

David Davis
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Desmond Swayne

5

Clause     10,     page     5,     line     6,     at end add 'if such a claim is brought within 10 days of the date of the referendum as specified in the order under section 2(1).'.


   

David Davis
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Desmond Swayne

10

Clause     11,     page     5,     line     13,     leave out subsection (2).


   

David Davis
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Desmond Swayne

11

Clause     12,     page     5,     line     37,     leave out 'But'.

   

David Davis
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Desmond Swayne

12

Clause     12,     page     5,     line     37,     after 'direction', insert 'under subsection (1)'.

   

David Davis
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Desmond Swayne

13

Clause     12,     page     5,     line     37,     leave out from 'has' to end of line 38 and insert 'concluded on the basis of the evidence available to him that there is likely to be a majority in favour of an elected assembly if a referendum is held in that region'.

   

David Davis
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Desmond Swayne

14

Clause     12,     page     6,     line     1,     leave out subsection (3).

   

David Davis
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Desmond Swayne

15

Clause     12,     page     6,     line     11,     after 'direction', insert 'under subsection (1)'.

   

David Davis
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Desmond Swayne

16

Clause     12,     page     6,     line     11,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

   

David Davis
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Desmond Swayne

17

Clause     12,     page     6,     line     24,     at end insert—

    '(5A)   If the Secretary of State makes a direction under subsection (1) he shall cause to be paid to every relevant local authority in the region concerned such sum as the Boundary Committee shall advise him represents a reasonable estimate of the likely cost (in the case of each individual relevant authority) to that authority of the direction.'.

 
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