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Notices of Amendments: 5 February 2010                  

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Notices of Amendments: 5 February 2010                  

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Notices of Amendments: 5 February 2010                  

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      (2)  

Subject to the following amendments, the Parliamentary Constituencies Act

 

1986 shall apply for the purpose of revising the constituency names,

 

boundaries and number of members to be elected contained in each

 

constituency provided for in (1).

 

      (3)  

In section 1 of the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986, leave out the words

 

“, each returning a single member,”.

 

      (4)  

In Schedule 2 of the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986:

 

(a)    

in rule 1(1), delete “613” and insert “513”;

 

(b)    

delete rule 1(3) and insert “The number of seats in Wales shall be not

 

less than 28.”;

 

(c)    

delete rule 1(4) and insert “The number of seats in Northern Ireland

 

shall not be greater than 14 or less than 12, and shall be 13 unless it

 

appears to the Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland that

 

Northern Ireland should for the time being be divided into 12 or (as the

 

case may be) into 14 constituencies.”;

 

(d)    

rules 2 and 3 are repealed;

 

(e)    

in rule 4(1)(a), delete (i) and (ii), and insert “regard shall be had to the

 

boundaries of local authority areas, and, in Wales, to the boundaries of

 

the preserved counties as defined by section 64 of the Local

 

Government (Wales) Act 1964.”;

 

(f)    

rule 4(1A) is repealed;

 

(g)    

in rule 5 delete “The electorate of any constituency” and insert “The

 

electorate of any constituency divided by the number of members to

 

be elected in that constituency”;

 

(h)    

insert after rule 5—

 

“(5A)  

In setting the sizes of constituencies and the number of

 

members to be elected from each constituency, a Boundary

 

Commission shall normally provide for constituencies of

 

no fewer than three and no more than six members, but in

 

areas of exceptionally low population density or in

 

exceptionally isolated areas, the Commission shall

 

consider providing for constituencies with fewer than three

 

members, including single member constituencies. This

 

rule is subject to rule 3A.”’.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 5 February 2010                  

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Daniel Kawczynski

 

NS4

 

To move the following Schedule:—

 

‘voting by simple majority

 

Local Government (Northern Ireland) Act 1972 (c. 9)

 

1          

The provisions under this Act of the Northern Ireland Parliament and under

 

preceding legislation of the Northern Ireland Parliament which provide for the

 

use of the single transferable vote in local elections are repealed.

 

Government of Wales Act 1998 (c. 38)

 

2    (1)  

In section 2, leave out subsections (1) and (2) and insert—

 

“(1)    

The Assembly shall consist of 60 members.

 

(2)    

The Boundary Commission for Wales shall submit a report to the

 

Secretary of State on the creation of 60 Assembly constituencies to be

 

determined with due regard to parliamentary constituency and local

 

authority boundaries. An order givng effect to such a report shall not

 

have effect unless approved by resolution of both Houses of

 

Parliament.

 

(2A)    

Assembly members shall be elected in each constituency by the simple

 

majority system.”.

 

      (2)  

In section 4, leave out subsections (1) to (6) and (8).

 

      (3)  

Leave out sections 5, 6, 7 and 9.

 

      (4)  

In section 10(2), leave out “or more than one electoral region vote”.

 

      (5)  

In sections 14 and 15, leave out the words “or Assembly electoral region”

 

wherever occurring.

 

      (6)  

Leave out Schedule 1.

 

Northern Ireland (Elections) Act 1998 (c. 12)

 

3    (1)  

In section 1, leave out subsections (3) to (5) and insert—

 

“(2A)    

The Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland shall submit a report

 

to the Secretary of State on the creation of 108 Assembly

 

constituencies to be determined with due regard to parliamentary

 

constituency and local authority boundaries. An order giving effect to

 

such a report shall not have effect unless approved by resolution of

 

each House of Parliament.

 

(2B)    

Assembly members shall be elected in each constituency by the simple

 

majority system.”.

 

      (2)  

In section 2, leave out subsections (3) and (4).

 

Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46)

 

4    (1)  

In section 1, leave out subsection (3).

 

      (2)  

Leave out sections 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10

 

      (3)  

In section 11, leave out subsection (2)(b).

 

      (4)  

In section 12, leave out subsection (2)(f) and subsection (3).

 

      (5)  

In sections 17 and 18, leave out the words “or region” wherever occurring.


 
 

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      (6)  

Leave out Schedule 1 and insert—

 

“scottish parliamentary constituencies

 

    (1)  

The Boundary Commission for Scotland shall submit a report to the

 

Secretary of State on the creation of 129 Scottish Parliamentary

 

constituencies, with due regard to parliamentary constituency and

 

local authority boundaries.

 

      (2)  

An order giving effect to such a report shall not have effect unless

 

approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.”.

 

Local Government Act 2000 (c. 22)

 

5    (1)  

Leave out section 42 and insert—

 

“41A (1)  

Each person entitled to vote as an elector at an election for the return

 

of an elected mayor is to have one vote.

 

      (2)  

The elected mayor is to be returned under the simple majority

 

system.”.

 

      (2)  

Leave out Schedule 2.

 

European Parliament Elections Act 2002 (c. 24)

 

6    (1)  

Leave out sections 1 to 3 and insert—

 

“1         

For the purposes of election in the United Kingdom of members of

 

the European Parliament [MEPs], the United Kingdom is to be

 

divided into 87 equal electoral districts, to be determined by the

 

Boundary Commission, with due regard to parliamentary

 

constituency and local authority boundaries.

 

2          

MEPs shall be elected in each electoral district by the simple

 

majority system.”.

 

      (2)  

Leave out Schedule 1.

 

Local Government (Scotland) Act 2004 (2004 asp 9)

 

7    (1)  

In section 2, leave out from “paper” to end and insert “the voter’s preference

 

for the candidates to be councillor up to the number of councillors to be elected

 

for that electoral ward”.

 

      (2)  

In section 3, leave out subsection (2).’.

 


 

David Howarth

 

Mr David Heath

 

Chris Huhne

 

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Clause  62,  page  32,  line  38,  at beginning insert ‘Except for section [Electoral

 

System for the House of Commons], which shall come into force at Royal Assent,’.

 

Secretary Jack Straw

 

100

 

Clause  62,  page  32,  line  38,  leave out ‘(apart from this Part)’.


 
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