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Monday 3rd February 2003

CONSIDERATION OF BILL


EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT (REPRESENTATION) BILL

NEW CLAUSES

Periodic reviews of the method of election of MEPs

   

Mr David Heath
Bob Russell

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1)   After section 1 of the 2002 Act there is inserted—

       "1B Periodic reviews of the method of election of MEPs

       Schedule 1B (which provides for periodic reviews by the Electoral Commission of the method of election of MEPs) has effect."

    (2)   After Schedule 1 to the 2002 Act there is inserted the Schedule 1B set out in the Schedule to this Act.'.


Duty to consult

   

Mr David Heath
Bob Russell

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

       '. Before making any order or regulations under Part 2, the Lord Chancellor shall consult with, and shall have regard for the views expressed by, the Chief Minister and the House of Assembly of Gibraltar, and representatives of political parties established in Gibraltar which he expects to seek registration under section 11(3).'.


   

Mr William Cash
Mr David Maclean
Angela Watkinson
Andrew Rosindell
Mr David Ruffley

21

Page     2,     line     23     [Clause     2],     leave out 'any change or anticipated change under Community law in' and insert 'ARTICLE 2 of Protocol A. Protocol annexed to the Treaty on European Union and to the Treaties establishing the European Communities as respects'.

   

Mr David Heath
Bob Russell

1

Page     2,     line     27     [Clause     2],     leave out subsection (4) and insert—

    '(4)   In determining what recommendation to make for the distribution of any total number of MEPs, the Electoral Commission must ensure that—

      (a) each electoral region (other than Northern Ireland) is allocated at least four MEPs;

      (b) Northern Ireland is allocated at least three MEPs; and

      (c) the ratio of electors to MEPs is as nearly as possible the same in each electoral region.'.

   

Angus Robertson
Adam Price

2

Page     2,     line     29     [Clause     2],     leave out 'and'.

   

Angus Robertson
Adam Price

3

Page     2,     line     29     [Clause     2],     at end insert—

      '(aa) Scotland is allocated at least eight MEPs;

      (ab) Wales is allocated at least five MEPs; and'.


   

Yvette Cooper

8

Page     3,     line     10     [Clause     3],     at end insert—

      '( ) persons who are registered but have not attained the age of 18 are to be counted as electors;'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr David Maclean
Angela Watkinson
Andrew Rosindell
Mr David Ruffley

22

Page     3,     line     20     [Clause     4],     leave out 'a change under Community law in' and insert 'ARTICLE 2 of Protocol A. Protocol annexed to the Treaty on European Union and to the Treaties establishing the European Communities as respects'.

   

Yvette Cooper

9

Page     3,     line     31     [Clause     4],     leave out 'supplementary, incidental'.

   

Yvette Cooper

10

Page     3,     line     32     [Clause     4],     leave out from first 'provision' to end of line 33 and insert—

    '(3A)   Provision made under subsection (3) may modify any enactment.'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr David Maclean
Angela Watkinson
Andrew Rosindell
Mr David Ruffley

23

Page     3,     line     33     [Clause     4],     leave out 'any Act)' and insert 'such enactments only as are germane to the European Parliamentary Elections Act 2002 and this Act)'.


   

Angus Robertson
Adam Price

4

Page     5,     line     5     [Clause     8],     leave out 'and Wales',

   

Angus Robertson
Adam Price

5

Page     5,     line     11     [Clause     9],     leave out 'and Wales'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr David Maclean
Angela Watkinson
Andrew Rosindell
Mr David Ruffley

24

Page     5,     line     16     [Clause     9],     leave out 'the Governor and' and insert 'the Government of Gibraltar and in particular'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr David Maclean
Angela Watkinson
Andrew Rosindell
Mr David Ruffley

25

Page     5,     line     24     [Clause     10],     at end insert 'the name of which shall include the words "and Gibraltar".'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr David Maclean
Angela Watkinson
Andrew Rosindell
Mr David Ruffley

26

Page     5,     line     34     [Clause     11],     at end insert 'but only after he has consulted with the Government of Gibraltar and in particular the Chief Minister as to which matters it is proposed to legislate by order and which by Ordinance of the House of Assembly in Gibraltar'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr David Maclean
Angela Watkinson
Andrew Rosindell
Mr David Ruffley

27

Page     5,     line     37     [Clause     11],     leave out subsection (3).


   

Mr William Cash
Mr David Maclean
Angela Watkinson
Andrew Rosindell
Mr David Ruffley

28

Page     6,     line     11     [Clause     11],     leave out subsection (4).

   

Yvette Cooper

11

Page     6,     line     21     [Clause     11],     leave out 'other provision of this Part' and insert 'power conferred by section 16 (or any other power to make subordinate legislation which is exercisable by the Lord Chancellor).'.

   

Yvette Cooper

12

Page     6,     line     26     [Clause     12],     at end insert—

      '( ) confer power to make subordinate legislation;'.

   

Yvette Cooper

13

Page     6,     line     33     [Clause     12],     leave out from 'modifications' to end of line 37 and insert 'any enactment'.


   

Mr William Cash
Mr David Maclean
Angela Watkinson
Andrew Rosindell
Mr David Ruffley

31

Page     7,     line     4     [Clause     12],     leave out subsection (8).

   

Mr William Cash
Mr David Maclean
Angela Watkinson
Andrew Rosindell
Mr David Ruffley

36

Page     7,     line     13     [Clause     13],     leave out '(and may at any time revoke such appointments)'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr David Maclean
Angela Watkinson
Andrew Rosindell
Mr David Ruffley

35

Page     7,     line     13     [Clause     13],     after 'Gibraltar', insert 'who shall be the electoral registration officer for the House of Assembly in Gibraltar'.

   

Yvette Cooper

14

Page     7,     line     26     [Clause     14],     leave out 'provision made by or under an Act' and insert 'enactment'.


   

Yvette Cooper

15

Page     8,     line     13     [Clause     15],     leave out 'provision made by or under an Act' and insert 'enactment'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr David Maclean
Angela Watkinson
Andrew Rosindell
Mr David Ruffley

32

Page     8,     line     22     [Clause     16],     after 'Chancellor', insert 'subject to the provisions of section 25(3A)'.


   

Mr William Cash
Mr David Maclean
Angela Watkinson
Andrew Rosindell
Mr David Ruffley

33

Page     9,     line     13     [Clause     16],     after 'Commission', insert 'and the Government of Gibraltar and the Chief Minister in particular'.

   

Yvette Cooper

16

Page     9,     [Clause     17],     leave out lines 24 and 25 and insert 'enactment'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr David Maclean
Angela Watkinson
Andrew Rosindell
Mr David Ruffley

34

Page     9,     line     24     [Clause     17],     leave out 'or any provision of the law of Gibraltar' and insert 'but subject to the provisions of section 25(3A).'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr David Maclean
Angela Watkinson
Andrew Rosindell
Mr David Ruffley

37

Page     9,     line     26     [Clause     17],     leave out from 'regulations' to end of line 29 and add 'may not be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament'.

   

Angus Robertson
Adam Price

6

Page     9,     line     36     [Clause     19],     leave out subsection 2.


   

Angus Robertson
Adam Price

7

Page     10,     line     38     [Clause     21],     leave out 'and Wales'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr David Maclean
Angela Watkinson
Andrew Rosindell
Mr David Ruffley

38

Page     10,     line     41     [Clause     21],     after 'Kingdom', insert 'and Gibraltar'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr David Maclean
Angela Watkinson
Andrew Rosindell
Mr David Ruffley

39

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

   

Mr William Cash
Mr David Maclean
Angela Watkinson
Andrew Rosindell
Mr David Ruffley

40

Page     10,     line     42     [Clause     21],     leave out paragraph (c).


   

Mr William Cash
Mr David Maclean
Angela Watkinson
Andrew Rosindell
Mr David Ruffley

41

Page     11,     line     16     [Clause     22],     leave out subsection (3).

 
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