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Tuesday 25th April 2006

STANDING COMMITTEE B


NORTHERN IRELAND (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) BILL


(Except Clauses 1 to 7, 10 to 12, 19 to 22, Schedule 2, any new Clauses, other than any new Clauses relating to Part 2 or 4 of the Bill and any new Schedules, other than any new Schedules relating to Part 2 or 4 of the Bill)

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order to be proposed by Mr David Hanson.

Mr David Hanson

To move, That the order in which proceedings in Standing Committee on the Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill are to be taken shall be Clauses 8 and 9, new Clauses relating to Part 2, new Schedules relating to Part 2, Clauses 13 to 17, Schedule 1, Clause 18, new Clauses relating to Part 4, new Schedules relating to Part 4, Clauses 23 to 27, Schedule 3, Clauses 28 to 31, Schedules 4 and 5, Clauses 32 to 34, remaining proceedings on the Bill.

   

Mr Laurence Robertson

11

Clause     8,     page     7,     line     28,     after 'by', insert 'Her Majesty The Queen on the recommendation of'.

   

Lady Hermon

20

Clause     8,     page     7,     line     30,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   A person must not be appointed as Chief Electoral Officer for less than two years at a time.'.

   

Mr Laurence Robertson

5

Clause     8,     page     7,     line     31,     leave out subsection (2).

   

Mr Laurence Robertson

6

Clause     8,     page     7,     line     33,     leave out subsection (3).

   

Mr Laurence Robertson

12

Clause     8,     page     7,     line     35,     leave out 'Secretary of State' and insert 'Her Majesty'.

   

Mr Laurence Robertson

13

Clause     8,     page     7,     line     37,     leave out 'dismiss' and insert 'recommend to Her Majesty the dismissal of'.

   

Lady Hermon

19

Clause     8,     page     7,     line     41,     leave out 'an' and insert 'a criminal'.

   

Mr Laurence Robertson

9

Clause     8,     page     8,     line     4,     at end insert—

    '(5A)   The Secretary of State must set out in writing the reasons for dismissing the Chief Electoral Officer in this section and place a copy before each House of Parliament.'.

   

Lady Hermon

21

Clause     8,     page     8,     line     4,     at end insert—

    '(5A)   The Secretary of State must dismiss the Chief Electoral Officer if satisfied that he has been convicted of a criminal offence punishable by a term of imprisonment.'.

   

Lady Hermon

22

Clause     8,     page     8,     line     4,     at end insert—

    '(5B)   The Secretary of State must dismiss the Chief Electoral Officer if satisfied that he has been convicted of a criminal offence and been sentenced to a term of imprisonment whether suspended or not.'.

   

Mr Laurence Robertson

7

Clause     8,     page     8,     line     5,     leave out subsection (6).

   

Lady Hermon

23

Clause     8,     page     8,     line     10,     leave out 'plus' and insert 'less'.

   

Mr Laurence Robertson

8

Clause     8,     page     8,     line     11,     leave out subsection (7).


   

Mr Laurence Robertson

10

Clause     13,     page     10,     line     14,     at end add 'and shall cease to have effect from 31st October 2010.'.


   

Lady Hermon

24

Clause     14,     page     10,     line     28,     leave out subsection (4).

   

Lady Hermon

25

Clause     14,     page     10,     line     34,     leave out subsection (5).


   

Mr David Hanson

14

Clause     15,     page     11,     line     28,     leave out 'has' and insert 'and "members association" have'.

   

Lady Hermon

26

Clause     15,     page     11,     line     31,     leave out from beginning to end of line 8 on page 12.

   

Lembit Öpik
Mr Alan Reid

1

Page     11,     line     15,     leave out Clause 15.


   

Lembit Öpik
Mr Alan Reid

2

Page     12,     line     20,     leave out Clause 16.


   

Lembit Öpik
Mr Alan Reid

3

Clause     17,     page     12,     line     40,     leave out from beginning to end of line 8 on page 13.

   

Lady Hermon

28

Clause     17,     page     12,     line     40,     leave out subsection (3).

   

Lady Hermon

27

Page     12,     line     34,     leave out Clause 17.


   

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

33

Schedule     1,     page     23,     line     34,     at end insert—

    '"71F   Location of donation reports

       A Northern Ireland report must not at any time be kept in any office of the Commission in Northern Ireland."'.


   

Lembit Öpik
Mr Alan Reid
Lady Hermon

4

Page     13,     line     9,     leave out Clause 18.


   

Lady Hermon

30

Clause     23,     page     16,     line     5,     leave out '2010' and insert '2008'.


   

Lady Hermon

31

Clause     27,     page     18,     line     27,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   Section 112 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (power to direct a person to leave a place) extends to Northern Ireland.'.


   

Mr David Hanson

16

Schedule     4,     page     36,     line     25,     leave out '(1)(e)' and insert '(1B)(a)'.

   

Mr David Hanson

17

Schedule     4,     page     37,     line     2,     leave out '56' and insert '58'.


   

Mr David Hanson

18

Schedule     5,     page     38,     leave out lines 26 to 30.


   

Mr David Hanson

15

Clause     32,     page     21,     line     21,     leave out 'sections 10 to 13' and insert 'section 13'.


   

Mr David Hanson

32

Clause     33,     page     22,     line     4,     leave out subsection (2) and insert—

    '(2)   But the amendments and repeals made by Schedule 3 (and Schedule 5 so far as relating to that Schedule) extend to England and Wales and Northern Ireland only.'.


ORDER OF THE HOUSE [13th MARCH 2006]

That the following provisions shall apply to the Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill:

Committal

    1.   The following shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House—

      (a) Clauses Nos. 1 to 7;

      (b) Clauses Nos. 10 to 12;

      (c) Clauses Nos. 19 to 22;

      (d) Schedule No. 2;

      (e) any new Clauses, other than any new Clauses relating to Part 2 or Part 4 of the Bill;

      (f) any new Schedules, other than any new Schedules relating to Part 2 or Part 4 of the Bill.

    2.   The remainder of the Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

Proceedings in Committee

    3.   Proceedings in Committee of the whole House shall be completed in two days.

    4.   The proceedings shall be taken in the following order: Clauses 1 to 7, new Clauses relating to Part 1 of the Bill, new Schedules relating to Part 1 of the Bill, Clauses 10 to 12, new Clauses relating to Part 3 of the Bill, new Schedules relating to Part 3 of the Bill, Clause 19, Schedule 2, Clauses 20 to 22, new Clauses relating to Part 5 of the Bill, new Schedules relating to part 5 of the Bill, other new Clauses, other new Schedules.

    5.   The proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on the second day.

    6.   Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to the proceedings in Committee of the whole House.

Proceedings in Standing Committee

    7.   Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 27th April 2006.

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

Proceedings after Committee

    9.   When the provisions of the Bill considered respectively by the Committee of the whole House and by the Standing Committee have been reported to the House, the Bill shall be proceeded with as if it had been reported as a whole from the Standing Committee.

Consideration and Third Reading

    10.   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.

    11.   Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

    12.   Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

Other proceedings

    13.   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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