Amendments proposed to the European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill - continued House of Commons

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Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

30

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     10,     after 'an', insert 'independent'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

31

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     12,     after 'facilitated', insert 'or did not facilitate'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

32

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     13,     after 'encouraged', insert 'or discouraged'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

33

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     16,     after 'assisted', insert 'or hampered'.

   

Mr David Heath
Annette Brooke

58

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     18,     at end insert—

      '(f) facilitated voting for those with disabilities, having consulted such organisations or individuals representing disabled people as the Commission considers appropriate.'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

34

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     19,     leave out 'a statement' and insert 'statements'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

35

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     19,     after 'Commission', insert ', all the local authorities in the areas affected by any pilots and all the national political parties contesting the elections'.

   

Mr David Heath
Annette Brooke

56

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     20,     leave out 'their' and insert 'its'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

9

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     22,     at end insert—

    '(7A)   The report must include a statement by the Commission of the views of the candidates and the political parties on the conduct of the election and on the impact of the pilot scheme on the turnout and result.'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

36

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     22,     at end insert—

    '(7A)   The assessment must also include any other published reports which are relevant to the matters listed in subsection (7).'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

37

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     27,     leave out from 'report' to end and insert 'in a timely manner'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

38

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     27,     at end insert—

    '(8A)   The Secretary of State must publish a response to the report within three months and must place a copy of the report in the Library of each House of Parliament. The report must be debated in each House not more than one month after it is published.'.


   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

10

Clause     6,     page     4,     line     16,     at end add—

    '(4)   A person convicted of an offence referred to in this section shall, in addition to any other penalty imposed by a court, be disqualified from voting in any election in the United Kingdom for a period of ten years.'.


   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

12

Schedule,     page     7,     line     3,     leave out paragraph 1.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

13

Schedule,     page     7,     line     29,     at end insert—

    '(4)   In the event of a poll having to be postponed under the provisions of sub-paragraph (3), any expenditure incurred by a candidate shall be disregarded for the purposes of keeping within the maximum permitted expenditure.'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

14

Schedule,     page     8,     line     12,     at end insert—

    '(5)   In the event of a poll having to be postponed under the provisions of sub-paragraph (3), any expenditure incurred by a candidate shall be disregarded for the purposes of keeping within the maximum permitted expenditure.'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

15

Schedule,     page     8,     line     31,     at end insert—

    '(4A)   In the event of a poll having to be postponed under the provisions of sub-paragraph (4), any expenditure incurred by a candidate shall be disregarded for the purposes of keeping within the maximum permitted expenditure.'.


   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

39

Clause     9,     page     5,     line     6,     leave out from '(c.2)' to end of line 7.


   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

40

Clause     10,     page     5,     line     26,     leave out subsection (2).

   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

41

Clause     10,     page     5,     leave out line 33.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

23

Clause     10,     page     5,     line     34,     after '1', insert 'or 2'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire
Mr David Heath
Annette Brooke

11

Clause     10,     page     5,     line     37,     leave out subsection (6).


   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

42

Clause     11,     page     6,     line     11,     at end insert—

      '(c) any expenses of any local authorities incurred under this Act or other Acts or orders making any changes in connection with the holding of the European Parliamentary general election of 2004 and any local government elections held on the same day as that European Parliamentary general election.'.


NEW CLAUSES

Matters not to be included in pilots

   

Mr William Cash
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

       'No pilot may include any use of voting electronically by computer, mobile telephone, SMS, text or any other form of e-voting.'.


Voting as some other person

   

Sir Teddy Taylor

NC3

To move the following Clause:—

       'A person who votes as some other person at any election held in accordance with provision made by order under section 2 shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term of one month.'.


Additional provisions in respect of postal voting

   

Mr David Heath
Annette Brooke

NC4

To move the following Clause:—

       'Before making any order under sections 1 and 2 which provide for all-postal voting, the Secretary of State must be satisfied that the manner in which the election is conducted (which may or may not be modified by pilot orders under section 2) ensures that—

      (a) all ballot papers returned are accompanied by a verifiable form of identification;

      (b) each elector who has returned a ballot paper is given an acknowledgement by the returning officer;

      (c) in the event of any disruption of postal services on any day or days appointed for voting under the pilot order, alternative collection points are available, and are in any case available and accessible for those who prefer to deliver their ballot paper in person; and

      (d) any recommendation or recommendations from the Electoral Commission to reduce the incidence or possibility of personation or other electoral offences or malpractice are given effect.'.


Additional provisions in respect of electronic voting

   

Mr David Heath
Annette Brooke

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

       'Before making any order under sections 1 and 2 which provide for electronic voting, the Secretary of State must be satisfied that the manner in which the election is conducted (which may or may not be modified by pilot orders under section 2) ensures that—

      (a) all votes cast are accompanied by a verifiable form of identification;

      (b) each elector who has cast a vote is given an acknowledgement by the returning officer;

      (c) systems are in place to allow for a re-count should it be necessary;

      (d) systems are in place to ensure that any vote cast by electronic means can be traced to its source in the event of challenge; and

      (e) any recommendation or recommendations from the Electoral Commission to reduce the incidence or possibility of personation or other electoral offences or malpractice are given effect.'.


ORDER OF THE HOUSE [21ST OCTOBER 2003]

That the following provisions shall apply to the European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill:

Committal

    1.   The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

Proceedings in Standing Committee

    2.   Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 30th October 2003.

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

Consideration and Third Reading

    4.   Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.

    5.   Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on the day on which proceedings on consideration are commenced.

    6.   Sessional Order B (Programming Committees) made on 28th June 2001 shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

Other proceedings

    7.   Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the Lords) may be programmed.


 
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