Amendments proposed to the Regional Assemblies (preparations) Bill - continued House of Commons

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

(b)

Line     9,     at end insert—

       'Proposals have been published by the Boundary Committee for the reorganisation of local government in the (name of region) region. A copy of those proposals is available at the polling place and is enclosed with every postal ballot paper. You are advised to read it before marking your ballot paper.'.

   

Mr Charles Kennedy
Mr Edward Davey
Mr A.J. Beith
Matthew Green
Mr Andrew Stunell
Matthew Taylor

22

*Page     2,     line     33     [Clause     2],     at end insert—

    '(3)   The question set out in subsection (1) and the statement set out in subsection (2) may be amended by regulation provided that—

      (a) such regulation is made before 1st January 2004;

      (b) the Electoral Commission has laid before Parliament a report stating its opinion regarding the question set out in subsection (1) and the statement set out in subsection (2);

      (c) the regulation and the report of the Electoral Commission have been approved by resolutions of both Houses of Parliament'.'.


   

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

12

Page     3,     line     15     [Clause     5],     leave out 'five' and insert 'ten'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

7

Page     3,     line     29     [Clause     6],     after 'may' insert '—

      (a) make provision in connection with the combination of polls;

      (b) make provision for the creation of offences;

      (c)'. 


   

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

21

*Page     4,     line     23     [Clause     8],     leave out subsection (5) and insert—

    '(5)   The Electoral Commission in discharging its duties under this section must seek to ensure that any information provided comes to the attention of the maximum possible number of persons entitled to vote in the referendum, so far as that can be achieved without incurring unreasonable marginal cost.'.


   

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

18

*Page     5,     line     2,     leave out Clause 10.

   

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

13

Page     5,     line     6     [Clause     10],     at end add 'unless an application to enter such proceedings is made to the court within five days of the date of the referendum.'.

   

Mr Charles Kennedy
Mr Edward Davey
Mr A.J. Beith
Matthew Green
Mr Andrew Stunell
Matthew Taylor

27

*Page     5,     line     35     [Clause     12],     after 'to', insert 'make preparations to'.

   

Mr Charles Kennedy
Mr Edward Davey
Mr A.J. Beith
Matthew Green
Mr Andrew Stunell
Matthew Taylor

28

*Page     5,     line     35     [Clause     12],     at end add 'once an elected assembly has been established.'.

   

Mr Charles Kennedy
Mr Edward Davey
Mr A.J. Beith
Matthew Green
Mr Andrew Stunell
Matthew Taylor

29

*Page     5,     line     36     [Clause     12],     at end add 'for consideration by the elected assembly once established.'.


   

Mr Charles Kennedy
Mr Edward Davey
Mr A.J. Beith
Matthew Green
Mr Andrew Stunell
Matthew Taylor

24

*Page     6,     line     33     [Clause     12],     leave out 'may' and insert 'must'.

   

Mr Charles Kennedy
Mr Edward Davey
Mr A.J. Beith
Matthew Green
Mr Andrew Stunell
Matthew Taylor

25

*Page     6,     line     35     [Clause     12],     at end add—

      '(c) a specified date in (a) or (b) above must be after the elected assembly has been established.'.


   

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

14

Page     7,     line     8     [Clause     13],     leave out line 8.


   

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

20

*Page     8,     line     45     [Clause     15],     at end insert—

      '(aa) In that referendum not less than twenty-five per cent. of those persons entitled to vote in it voted in favour of the establishment of an elected regional assembly, and.'.


   

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

19

*Page     9,     line     3     [Clause     15],     leave out from 'state' to the end of line and insert 'shall by order give effect to the recommendations of the Boundary Committee for England made to him in pursuance of a directive under section 12 before the elected regional assembly is established.'.


   

Mr Secretary Prescott

8

Page     10,     line     33     [Clause     19],     leave out 'The Secretary of State may' and insert 'Not later than the end of the period of two years beginning with the day on which the referendum was held the Secretary of State must'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

9

Page     10,     line     35     [Clause     19],     leave out 'Such a direction may' and insert 'A direction under subsection (2) must'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

10

Page     10,     line     36     [Clause     19],     after 'to' insert 'such of the following matters as the Secretary of State thinks appropriate'.


   

Mr Secretary Prescott

11

Page     11,     line     6     [Clause     19],     leave out 'or revoked'.


   

Mr Charles Kennedy
Mr Edward Davey
Mr A.J. Beith
Matthew Green
Mr Andrew Stunell
Matthew Taylor

23

*Page     12,     line     35     [Clause     25],     leave out from beginning to end of line 2 on page 13.


   

Andrew George
Mr Paul Tyler
Matthew Taylor
Mr Colin Breed

15

*Page     13,     line     3,     leave out Clause 26.

   

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

3

Page     13,     line     4     [Clause     26],     leave out from first 'region' to end of line 5 and insert 'is as defined in an order made under section (Regional Boundaries)'.

   

Mr Charles Kennedy
Mr Edward Davey
Mr A.J. Beith
Matthew Green
Mr Andrew Stunnell
Matthew Taylor

30

*Page     13,     line     5     [Clause     26],     at end add—

    '(2)   Notwithstanding subsection (1) above all boundaries of regions specified in Schedule 1 to the Regional Development Agencies Act 1998 shall be reviewed by the Boundary Committee of England over a one year period beginning on the 1st January 2006, with the exception of the following regions specified in Schedule 1:

      (a) North East;

      (b) North West; and

      (c) Yorkshire and the Humber.'.


REGIONAL ASSEMBLIES (PREPARATIONS) BILL (PROGRAMME) (No. 3)

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

Mr Robin Cook
       That, having regard to the Resolution of Standing Committee A, reported on 19th December 2002, the programme order of 26th November 2002 in relation to the Regional Assemblies (Preparations) Bill be confirmed.


 
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