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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 27th April 2006

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

NORTHERN IRELAND BILL

   

Mark Durkan
Dr Alasdair McDonnell
Mr Eddie McGrady

7

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     9,     at end insert '(including proposals to give effect to the agreement reached at the multi-party talks on Northern Ireland set out in Command Paper 3883)'.

   

Lady Hermon

16

*Clause     1,     page     1,     line     9,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   Each candidate for either office under subsection (1)(a) above must stand for election jointly with a candidate for the other office.'.

   

Lady Hermon

17

*Clause     1,     page     1,     line     9,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   Two candidates standing jointly for the purposes of an election under subsection (1)(a) above shall not be elected to the two offices without the support of—

(a) a majority of the members voting in the election,

(b) a majority of the designated Nationalists voting, and

(c) a majority of the designated Unionists voting.'.


   

The Reverend Ian Paisley
Mr Peter Robinson

10

Clause     2,     page     1,     line     19,     leave out 'before 25th November 2006'.

   

Lembit Öpik
Mr Alan Reid

1

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     10,     at end insert—

    '(4A)   Condition 4 is that parliament has legislated to give effect to any changes necessary to the Northern Ireland Act 1998 in order to allow conditions 1 to 3 to have effect.'.

   

The Reverend Ian Paisley
Mr Peter Robinson

14

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     10,     at end insert—

    '(4A)   Condition 4 is that the IMC shall have reported that they believe that no paramilitary, criminal or other illegal activity is being carried out by or on behalf of the Provisional IRA.'.


   

Lembit Öpik
Mr Alan Reid
Lady Hermon

2

Page     2,     line     20,     leave out Clause 3.


   

Lady Hermon

19

*Clause     4,     page     2,     line     38,     leave out from 'section 3' to end of line 41.

   

Lady Hermon

20

*Clause     4,     page     3,     line     7,     leave out subsection (4).

   

Lembit Öpik
Mr Alan Reid

3

Page     2,     line     36,     leave out Clause 4.


   

Lady Hermon

21

*Schedule     1,     page     4,     line     5,     leave out first 'Assembly' and insert 'Forum'.

   

Lady Hermon

22

*Schedule     1,     page     4,     line     5,     leave out second 'Assembly' and insert 'Forum'.

   

Mark Durkan
Dr Alasdair McDonnell
Mr Eddie McGrady

8

Schedule     1,     page     4,     line     9,     at end insert 'and to give effect to the agreement reached at the multi-party talks on Northern Ireland set out in Command Paper 3883.'.

   

Lady Hermon

23

*Schedule     1,     page     4,     line     15,     leave out sub-sub-paragraph 1(a).

   

Lembit Öpik
Mr Alan Reid

4

Schedule     1,     page     4,     line     18,     leave out from 'officers' to end of line 19.

   

Lady Hermon

25

*Schedule     1,     page     4,     line     19,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   A person shall not be elected under sub-sub-paragraph 3(1)(b) above or sub-sub-paragraph 3(3)(b) below without cross-community support.

    (1B)   For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1A) above "cross-community support" shall have the same meaning as in subsection 39(7) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.'.

   

Lady Hermon

24

*Schedule     1,     page     4,     line     26,     leave out sub-sub-paragraph 3(a).

   

Lady Hermon

26

*Schedule     1,     page     4,     line     32,     leave out paragraph 4.

   

Lady Hermon

27

*Schedule     1,     page     5,     line     18,     leave out paragraph 6.

   

Mark Durkan
Dr Alasdair McDonnell
Mr Eddie McGrady

6

Schedule     1,     page     5,     line     20,     at end insert—

'Assembly control of Orders in Council

 Paragraph 2 of the Schedule to the 2000 Act is replaced by—

"Parliamentary and Assembly control of Orders in Council

(1) Except where sub-paragraph (2) applies, an Order in Council may not be made under paragraph 1(1) unless each of the following conditions is met—

(a)   Condition 1 is that a draft of the Order has been referred under section 1(1) of the Northern Ireland Act 2006 to the Assembly;

(b)   Condition 2 is that a meeting of the Assembly has taken place at which it has had the opportunity to consider the draft of the Order;

(c)   Condition 3 is that the Assembly at that meeting has not expressed by resolution passed with cross-community support its opposition to the draft of the Order;

(d)   Condition 4 is that the draft of the Order has been approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.

(2) This sub-paragraph applies where the Order declares that the Secretary of State has advised Her Majesty that because of the urgency of the matter it is necessary to make the Order without meeting any of the conditions in sub-paragraph (1).

(3) Where an Order contains a declaration under sub-paragraph (2) it—

(a)   must be laid before Parliament after being made; and

(b)   ceases to have effect if it is not approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament before the end of the relevant period.

(4) Where an Order contains a declaration under sub-paragraph (2) it—

(a)   must be referred to the Assembly under section 1(1) of the Northern Ireland Act 2006 after being made; and

(b)   ceases to have effect if before the end of the relevant period—

(i) the Assembly has not had an opportunity to consider the Order; or

(ii) the Assembly has passed a resolution with cross community support expressing its opposition to the Order.

(5) But sub-paragraphs (3)(b) and (4)(b) do not prejudice—

(a)   anything done under the Order before it ceased to have effect; or

(b)   the making of a new Order.

(6) In this paragraph—

"the Assembly" means the Assembly referred to in paragraph 1 of Schedule 1 to the Northern Ireland Act 2006;

"the relevant period" means the period of 40 days beginning with the date on which the Order is made.'.


   

Lady Hermon

28

*Schedule     2,     page     6,     line     7,     leave out sub-paragraph 2(5).

   

Lady Hermon

29

*Schedule     2,     page     6,     line     10,     leave out sub-paragraph 2(6).

   

Lady Hermon

30

*Schedule     2,     page     6,     line     14,     leave out sub-paragraph 2(7).

   

The Reverend Ian Paisley
Mr Peter Robinson

13

Schedule     2,     page     6,     line     34,     leave out sub-paragraph (1).

   

Lembit Öpik
Mr Alan Reid

5

Schedule     2,     page     6,     line     40,     leave out sub-paragraph (4).

   

Mark Durkan
Dr Alasdair McDonnell
Mr Eddie McGrady
Mr Laurence Robertson
Lady Hermon

9

Schedule     2,     page     7,     line     22,     leave out paragraph 4.

   

The Reverend Ian Paisley
Mr Peter Robinson

12

Schedule     2,     page     7,     leave out lines 24 to 30 and insert—

 '"(2) The date of the poll for the election of the Assembly next following the Assembly elected at the poll on 26th November 2003 shall be a date to be specified in an order made by the Secretary of State.

(2A) An order under subsection (2) may not specify a date falling on or before the date on which the poll would (apart from that subsection) fall to be held under subsection (1).

(2B) An order under subsection (2) may include provision making such modifications of—

(a)   any enactment (other than one contained in this Act), or

(b)   any provision of subordinate legislation,

as appear to the Secretary of State to be necessary or expedient for the purposes of, or in consequence of or in connection with, the order.

(2C) An order under subsection (2) may, in particular, make provision modifying any duty of the Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland whereby (apart from the order) he must perform any function or discharge any duty on or by reference to a particular date.

(2D) An order under subsection (2) may also make such supplementary, incidental or consequential provision as the Secretary of State considers necessary or expedient."

(2) In subsection (1) of that section, for "subsection (2)" substitute "subsections (2) to (3)".'.


   

Lady Hermon

31

*Page     8,     line     1,     leave out Schedule 3.

   

Lady Hermon

32

*Schedule     3,     page     8,     line     27,     at end insert—

    '(2E)   No Order shall be made pursuant to sub-paragraph (2) above unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.'.

   

The Reverend Ian Paisley
Mr Peter Robinson

11

Schedule     3,     page     9,     line     4,     leave out paragraph 4.


ORDER OF THE HOUSE [26th APRIL 2006]

That the following provisions shall apply to the proceedings on the Northern Ireland Bill—

Timetable

1. (1) Proceedings on Second Reading shall be completed at this day's sitting and shall be brought to a conclusion, if not previously concluded, at the moment of interruption.

 (2) Proceedings in Committee, on consideration and on Third Reading shall be completed in one day and shall be brought to a conclusion, if not previously concluded, at the moment of interruption on that day.

Timing of proceedings and Questions to be put

2. (1) When the Bill has been read a second time it shall, notwithstanding Standing Order No. 63 (Committal of Bills), stand committed to a Committee of the whole House without any Question being put.

 (2) When the Order of the Day is read for the House to resolve itself into Committee on the Bill, the Speaker shall leave the Chair whether or not notice of an Instruction has been given.

3.  On the conclusion of proceedings in Committee the Chairman shall report the Bill to the House without putting any Question and, if the Bill is reported with amendments, the House shall proceed to consider the Bill as amended without any Question being put.

4.  For the purpose of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph 1 the Speaker or Chairman shall forthwith put the following Questions (but no others)—

(a) any Question already proposed from the Chair;

(b) any Question necessary to bring to a decision a Question so proposed;

(c) the Question on any amendment moved or Motion made by a Minister of the Crown;

(d) any other Question necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded.

5.  On a Motion so made for a new Clause or a new Schedule, the Chairman or Speaker shall put only the Question that the Clause or Schedule be added to the Bill.

Consideration of Lords Amendments

6. (1) Any Lords Amendments to the Bill shall be considered forthwith without any Question being put.

 (2) Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments shall be brought to a conclusion, if not previously concluded, one hour after their commencement.

7. (1) This paragraph applies for the purpose of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph 6.

 (2) The Speaker shall first put forthwith any Question already proposed from the Chair and not yet decided.

 (3) If that Question is for the amendment of a Lords Amendment the Speaker shall then put forthwith—

(a) a single Question on any further Amendments to the Lords Amendment moved by a Minister of the Crown, and

(b) the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown, That this House agrees or disagrees to the Lords Amendment or (as the case may be) to the Lords Amendment as amended.

    (4)   The Speaker shall then put forthwith—

(a) a single Question on any Amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown to a Lords Amendment, and

(b) the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown, That this House agrees or disagrees to the Lords Amendment or (as the case may be) to the Lords Amendment as amended.

    (5)   The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown, That this House disagrees to a Lords Amendment.

    (6)   The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question, That this House agrees to all the remaining Lords Amendments.

    (7)   As soon as the House has agreed or disagreed to a Lords Amendment, or disposed of an Amendment relevant to a Lords Amendment which has been disagreed to, the Speaker shall put forthwith a single Question on any Amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown and relevant to the Lords Amendment.

Subsequent stages

8. (1) Any further Message from the Lords on the Bill shall be considered forthwith without any Question being put.

 (2) Proceedings on any further Message from the Lords shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement.

9. (1) This paragraph applies for the purpose of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph 8.

 (2) The Speaker shall first put forthwith any Question which has already been proposed from the Chair and not yet decided.

 (3) The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown which is related to the Question already proposed from the Chair.

 (4) The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown on or relevant to any of the remaining items in the Lords Message.

 (5) The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question, That this House agrees with Lords in all the remaining Lords Proposals.

Reasons Committee

10. (1) The Speaker shall put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown for the appointment, nomination and quorum of a Committee to draw up Reasons in relation to the Bill and the appointment of its Chairman.

 (2) A Committee appointed to draw up Reasons shall report before the conclusion of the sitting at which it is appointed.

 (3) Proceedings in the Committee shall, if not previously brought to a conclusion, be brought to a conclusion 30 minutes after their commencement.

 (4) For the purpose of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with sub-paragraph (3) the Chairman shall—

(a)   first put forthwith any Question which has been proposed from the Chair but not yet decided, and

(b)   then put forthwith successively Questions on motions which may be made by a Minister of the Crown for assigning a Reason for disagreeing with the Lords in any of their Amendments.

 (5) The proceedings of the Committee shall be reported without any further Question being put.

Miscellaneous

11.  Paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business) shall apply in so far as necessary for the purposes of this Order.

12.  The proceedings on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order shall, if not previously concluded, by brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement and paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 15 shall apply to those proceedings.

13.  Standing Order No. 82 (Business Committee) shall not apply in relation to any proceedings to which this Order applies.

14.  No Motion shall be made, except by a Minister of the Crown, to alter the order in which any proceedings on the Bill are taken or to re-commit the Bill; and the Question on any such Motion shall be put forthwith.

15.  No dilatory Motion shall be made in relation to proceedings to which this Order applies except by a Minister of the Crown; and the Question on any such Motion shall be put forthwith.

16. (1) This paragraph applies if—

(a)   a Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 24 (Adjournment on specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration) has been stood over to Seven o'clock, Four o'clock or Three o'clock (as the case may be), but

(b)   proceedings to which this Order applies have begun before then.

 (2) Proceedings on that Motion shall stand postponed until the conclusion of those proceedings.

17.  If a day on which the Bill has been set down to be taken as an Order of the Day is one to which a Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 24 stands over from an earlier day, the bringing to a conclusion of any proceedings on the Bill which, in accordance with this Order, are to be brought to a conclusion on that day shall be postponed for a period equal to the duration of the proceedings on that Motion.

18.  If the House is adjourned, or the sitting is suspended, before the conclusion of any proceedings to which this Order applies, no notice shall be required of a Motion made at the next sitting by a Minister of the Crown for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order.

19.  Proceedings to which this Order applies shall not be interrupted under any Standing Order relating to the sittings of the House.


 
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