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Friday 13th December 2002


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STANDING COMMITTEE

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT (REPRESENTATION) BILL


   

Mr David Heath
Bob Russell

1

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     9,     at end insert 'and Gibraltar'.


   

Mr David Heath
Bob Russell

2

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     24,     at end insert 'and Gibraltar'.

   

Mr David Heath
Bob Russell

3

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     29,     leave out from 'region' to 'MEPs' and insert '(other than Northern Ireland) is allocated at least four'.

   

Mr David Heath
Bob Russell

4

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     29,     leave out 'and' and insert—

      '(aa) Northern Ireland is allocated at least three MEPs; and'.


   

Mr David Heath
Bob Russell

5

Clause     8,     page     5,     line     5,     leave out 'and' and insert 'or'.


   

Mr David Heath
Bob Russell

6

Clause     9,     page     5,     line     11,     leave out 'and' and insert 'or'.

   

Mr David Heath
Bob Russell

7

Clause     9,     page     5,     line     16,     leave out from 'Governor' to end of line 17 and insert 'Chief Minister and the House of Assembly of Gibraltar, and representatives of political parties established in Gibraltar which it expects to seek registration under section 11(3)'.


   

Mr David Heath
Bob Russell

8

Clause     21,     page     10,     line     41,     leave out from 'Kingdom' to end of line 43.


   

Mr David Heath
Bob Russell

9

Clause     23,     page     11,     line     31,     after 'Act', insert 'shall be exercised by a Minister in the Lord Chancellor's Department who is a Member of the House of Commons, and who is designated for that purpose, and'.


NEW CLAUSE

Recommendations by Electoral Commission relating to methods of election of United Kingdom MEPs
   

Mr David Heath
Bob Russell

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Before making any recommendation as to the distribution of MEPs between the electoral regions under section 2, the Electoral Commission shall—

      (a) review the methods of election of MEPs currently used;

      (b) make an assessment of the efficacy of the methods of election in ensuring (i) proportionality; (ii) accountability; and (iii) effectivness of representations;

      (c) make such recommendations to the Lord Chancellor as it shall determine.

    (2)   A recommendation under this section must be published by the Electoral Commission and laid before Parliament by the Lord Chancellor.'.


   

Mr David Heath
Bob Russell

10

Schedule,     page     13,     line     14,     after 'least', insert 'four MEPs, except that Northern Ireland is entitled to be allocated at least'.


 
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