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House of Commons

 
 

Wednesday 19th April 2006

 

Committee of the Whole House

 

Proceedings

 

Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill


 

(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)


 

[First DAY]


 

Lady Hermon

 

Withdrawn  23

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  5,  leave out subsection (1).

 

Lady Hermon

 

Not called  24

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  13,  leave out subsection (2).

 

Lembit Öpik

 

Mr Alan Reid

 

Not selected  1

 

Page  1,  line  4,  leave out Clause 1.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Lady Hermon

 

Not selected  25

 

Page  2,  line  8,  leave out Clause 2.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Lady Hermon

 

Negatived on division  26

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  24,  leave out from ‘2010’ to end of line 26.


 
 

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Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, continued

 
 

Lembit Öpik

 

Mr Alan Reid

 

Not called  2

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  27,  leave out ‘tenth’ and insert ‘fourth’.

 

Mr Laurence Robertson

 

Not called  11

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  27,  leave out ‘tenth’ and insert ‘fifth’.

 

Mr Laurence Robertson

 

Negatived on division  13

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  37,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

For the purposes of subsection (2) the “public interest” is the requirement to meet

 

the “relevant registration objectives” as set out in section 4.’.

 

Lady Hermon

 

Not called  27

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  37,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

When considering a recommendation from the Chief Electoral Officer under

 

subsection (2)(a) above, the Secretary of State must have particular regard to

 

prevention of electoral fraud with a presumption that prevention of electoral fraud

 

is in the public interest.’.

 

Mr Laurence Robertson

 

Not called  12

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  leave out lines 38 and 39.

 

Mr Laurence Robertson

 

Not called  14

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  1,  after ‘2010’, insert ‘and’.

 

Lembit Öpik

 

Mr Alan Reid

 

Not called  3

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  1,  leave out ‘tenth’ and insert ‘fourth’.

 

Mr Laurence Robertson

 

Lady Hermon

 

Not called  15

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  1,  leave out ‘tenth’ and insert ‘fifth’.

 

Mr Laurence Robertson

 

Not called  16

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  2,  leave out from ‘2010’ to end of line 3.

 

Mr Laurence Robertson

 

Not called  17

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

‘(5A)    

For the purposes of subsection (5) the “public interest” is the requirement to meet

 

the “relevant registration objectives” as set out in section 4.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.


 
 

Committee of the whole House Proceedings: 19th April 2006    

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Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, continued

 
 

Clauses 4 and 5 Agreed to.

 


 

Lembit Öpik

 

Mr Alan Reid

 

Withdrawn  4

 

Clause  6,  page  5,  leave out lines 17 to 24.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 7 Agreed to.

 


 

NEW CLAUSEs RELATING TO PART 1

 

Anonymous registration

 

Lembit Öpik

 

Mr Alan Reid

 

Not called  NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘In section 73 of the Electoral Administration Act 2006, in subsection (2)(a) leave

 

out “10”.’.

 


 

Maintenance of the registers: Northern Ireland

 

Lembit Öpik

 

Mr Alan Reid

 

Not called  NC2

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The 1983 Act is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

After section10A there is inserted—

 

“10ZA

 Maintenance of registers: Northern Ireland

 

(1)    

The Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland must confirm annually

 

the details of every voter registered in every household in Northern

 

Ireland.

 

(2)    

The form to be used for the purposes of subsection (1) above shall be

 

prescribed by the Secretary of State by order, but shall include—

 

(a)    

the details of all such persons registered in that household;

 

(b)    

the ability for every voter to confirm their details by provision of

 

their signature; and


 
 

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Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, continued

 
 

(c)    

the ability to amend the recorded information by requesting the

 

removal of a person from the register or requesting an individual

 

registration form to be sent to that particular address to allow

 

another voter to be added to the register.”.’.

 


 

Lady Hermon

 

Not selected  28

 

Clause  10,  page  8,  line  32,  after ‘order’, insert ‘made by statutory instrument’.

 

Lady Hermon

 

Not selected  29

 

Clause  10,  page  8,  line  36,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

After subsection (2) of that section insert—

 

“(2A)    

No order is to be made under subsection (2) above unless a draft of the

 

instrument containing the order has been laid before and approved by a

 

resolution of each House of Parliament.”.’.

 

Mr Secretary Hain

 

Lembit Öpik

 

Mr Alan Reid

 

Not selected  5

 

Page  8,  line  29,  leave out Clause 10.

 

Clause Disagreed to.

 


 

Mr Secretary Hain

 

Lembit Öpik

 

Mr Alan Reid

 

Not selected  6

 

Page  9,  line  1,  leave out Clause 11.

 

Clause Disagreed to.

 


 

Mr Secretary Hain

 

Lembit Öpik

 

Mr Alan Reid

 

Not selected  7

 

Page  9,  line  13,  leave out Clause 12.

 

Clause Disagreed to.

 


 
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