Amendments proposed to the European Parliament (Representation) Bill - continued House of Commons

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Mr William Cash
Angela Watkinson
Mr David Ruffley
Andrew Rosindell

69

Clause     25,     page     12,     line     5,     leave out from 'Act' to end of line 7 and insert 'and shall come into force in Gibraltar on such day as the Secretary of State, following consultation with the Chief Minister of Gibraltar, may appoint by order made by statutory instrument.'.

   

Mr William Cash

36

Clause     25,     page     12,     line     6,     leave out 'Lord Chancellor' and insert 'Secretary of State'.

   

Mr William Cash
Angela Watkinson
Mr David Ruffley
Andrew Rosindell

70

Clause     25,     page     12,     line     8,     leave out subsection (4) and insert—

    (4)   Sections 10 to 21 shall come into force on such day as the Secretary of State, following consultation with the Chief Minister of Gibraltar, may appoint by order made by statutory instrument.'.

   

Mr William Cash

37

Clause     25,     page     12,     line     8,     leave out 'Lord Chancellor' and insert 'Secretary of State'.


NEW CLAUSES

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) effectiveness of representation;

      (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.'.


Expiry of Act

   

Mr William Cash

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—   Part I of this Act shall cease to have effect if the electorate of any of the states whose government or governments have agreed to accede to the European Union (where such state or states are required by law to hold a referendum before such accession) votes in such a referendum to decline accession to the European Union.'.


EXTRACT FROM THE ORDER OF THE HOUSE [10TH DECEMBER]

Standing Committee

       Proceedings in the Standing Committtee shall (so far as not peviously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 16th September 2003.

       The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.


ORDER OF THE COMMITTEE [9TH JANUARY]

That—

    (1)   during proceedings on the European Parliament (Representation) Bill the Standing Committee shall, after its first sitting on Tuesday 7th January at 4.30 p.m., sit on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9.25 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.;

    (2)   the proceedings to be taken at the sittings shall be as shown in the second column of the Table below and shall be taken in the order so shown;

    (3)   the proceedings which under paragraph 2 are to be taken at any sitting shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the time specified in the third column of the Table;

    (4)   paragraph 2 does not prevent proceedings being taken (in the order shown in the second column of the table) at any earlier sitting than that provided for under paragraph 2 if previous proceedings have already been concluded.

TABLE

SittingProceedingsTime for conclusion of proceedings
7th JanuaryClauses 1 to 6, the Schedule and Clause 7
9th JanuaryClauses 1 to 6, the Schedule and Clause 75.30 p.m.
14th JanuaryClauses 8 to 25, new Clauses, new Schedules and remaining proceedings on the Bill
16th JanuaryClauses 8 to 25, new Clauses, new Schedules and remaining proceedings on the Bill5.30 p.m.


 
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