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Notices of Amendments: 8 October 2010                  

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Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill, continued

 
 

The Deputy Prime Minister

 

201

 

Schedule  6,  page  147,  line  26,  leave out from ‘Where’ to second ‘the’ and insert

 

‘paragraph (1)(a) above applies but the tie is not resolved under paragraph (2) above, or

 

where paragraph (1)(b) above applies,’.

 

The Deputy Prime Minister

 

202

 

Schedule  6,  page  147,  line  28,  leave out ‘remaining’ and insert ‘two’.

 


 

Nia Griffith

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Nick Smith

 

Owen Smith

 

Chris Bryant

 

152

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

‘(3)    

After subsection (1) there is inserted—

 

“(1A)    

Before commencing work on any report or review the Boundary

 

Commission for Wales must—

 

(a)    

consult such organisations and individuals as it sees fit to

 

determine the issues which should influence its decisions, and

 

(b)    

following consultation with the Secretary of State for Wales and

 

the Welsh Assembly Government, appoint three independent

 

persons to be known as the Wales Convention on Parliamentary

 

Representation, “the Convention”.

 

(1B)    

The duties and powers of the Convention shall be established by the

 

Secretary of State by regulations made by statutory instrument, and must

 

include—

 

(a)    

inviting representations from organisations and individuals,

 

(b)    

assessing these representations,

 

(c)    

holding meetings and public hearings, and

 

(d)    

publishing reports.

 

(1C)    

A statutory instrument containing regulations under subsection (1B) is

 

subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of

 

Parliament.”.’.

 

Jon Trickett

 

Graham Stringer

 

37

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  line  33,  after ‘(2)’, insert ‘Subject to the terms of subsection

 

(2AA) below’.

 

Ms Harriet Harman

 

Mr Jack Straw

 

Mr Peter Hain

 

127

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  leave out line 35 and insert—


 
 

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‘(a)    

within twelve months of Part 2 of the Parliamentary Voting System and

 

Constituencies Act 2010 coming into force in accordance with section

 

16(2) thereof’.

 

Jon Trickett

 

Graham Stringer

 

38

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  line  36,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

After subsection (2) there is inserted—

 

“(2AA)    

The boundary review due to be completed by the date set out in

 

subsection (2)(a) above shall not begin until both Houses of Parliament

 

have approved a report from the Electoral Commission certifying that in

 

its opinion sufficient measures have been taken to provide for the

 

registration of eligible voters.”.’.

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Mr Douglas Carswell

 

Mark Lazarowicz

 

12

 

Clause  8,  page  7,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

‘(5A)    

In subsection (4) the words are inserted at the end—

 

  “and each such report shall also provide for multi-member constituencies

 

of three members, stating the name by which they recommend that each

 

such area should be known, and for the additional member system as

 

provided for in the Scotland Act 1998, as close as possible to 57 per cent.

 

to be allocated for constituency representatives and the remaining seats

 

to be allocated for closed party lists.”.’.

 

Chris Leslie

 

Graham Stringer

 

58

 

Clause  8,  page  7,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

‘(5AA)    

The Secretary of State must, so far as reasonably practicable, lay before

 

Parliament the draft of a separate Order in Council relating to each county (in

 

England or Wales) or area (in Scotland) identified in Schedule 1 to the

 

Lieutenancies Act 1997.’.

 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Sheila Gilmore

 

Simon Hart

 

Tristram Hunt

 

Mrs Eleanor Laing

 

Sir Peter Soulsby

 

Mr Andrew Turner

 

234

 

Clause  8,  page  7,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

‘(5AA)    

The draft of an Order in Council laid under subsection (5A) above may only give

 

effect to the recommendations contained in all four reports under subsection (1)

 

above with modifications, where those modifications have been made with the

 

agreement of the Boundary Commissions.’.


 
 

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The Deputy Prime Minister

 

162

 

Clause  8,  page  7,  line  22,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

In Article 3 of the Lord President of the Council Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/1837)

 

(which makes certain functions of the Secretary of State exercisable concurrently

 

with the Lord President) the reference in paragraph (1) to the Parliamentary

 

Constituencies Act 1986 is to be read as a reference to that Act as amended by

 

this section.’.

 


 

Ms Harriet Harman

 

Mr Jack Straw

 

Mr Peter Hain

 

128

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  leave out lines 27 to 37 and insert—

 

‘UK Electoral quota

 

1          

The UK Electoral Quota shall be defined as the total electorate of the United

 

Kingdom on the designated enumeration day divided by 650.’.

 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Graham Stringer

 

41

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  28,  leave out ‘600’ and insert ‘gradually reduced to 600 in

 

accordance with the terms of rule 1A.

 

1A  (1)  

In each periodic report submitted by a Boundary Commission under section

 

3(2), the overall number of constituencies in each part of the United Kingdom

 

shall be no more than in the previous report.

 

      (2)  

The Boundary Commissions shall meet at the outset of each periodic review to

 

determine the overall number of constituencies in the United Kingdom, and the

 

number to be allocated to each of the four parts of the United Kingdom by each

 

Commission, in accordance with rule 8.

 

      (3)  

The Boundary Commissions shall ensure that the overall number of

 

constituencies in the United Kingdom is reduced in each succeeding periodic

 

report to no more than 600 by 2029 in their fourth/fifth periodic reports.’.

 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

67

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  28,  leave out ‘600’ and insert ‘585’.

 

Andrew George

 

74

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  28,  leave out ‘600’ and insert ‘500’.

 

Mr Philip Hollobone

 

218

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  28,  leave out ‘600’ and insert ‘450’.

 

Martin Vickers

 

227

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  28,  leave out ‘600’ and insert ‘no fewer than 588 and no more


 
 

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than 612’.

 

Susan Elan Jones

 

105

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  28,  at end insert ‘with the addition of such number of

 

additional constituencies in Wales as are required by rule 6A (Wales) above what would

 

have been the allocation of seats to Wales by the application of rule 8.’.

 

Susan Elan Jones

 

111

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  28,  at end insert ‘, plus the number of any additional

 

constituencies required under rule 8(4A).’.

 

Mr Philip Hollobone

 

219

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  28,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

The four parts of the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern

 

Ireland) shall each constitute a top up area for the top-up ballot, where—

 

(a)    

England shall have 160 seats,

 

(b)    

Scotland shall have 18 seats,

 

(c)    

Wales shall have 12 seats,

 

(d)    

Northern Ireland shall have 6 seats.’.

 

Mr Jonathan Edwards

 

Hywel Williams

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

146

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  leave out lines 29 to 37.

 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Sheila Gilmore

 

Simon Hart

 

Tristram Hunt

 

Mrs Eleanor Laing

 

Sir Peter Soulsby

 

Mr Andrew Turner

 

235

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  31,  leave out ‘United Kingdom electoral quota’ and insert

 

‘electoral quota for the part of the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland or

 

Northern Ireland) in which the constituency is located’.

 

Andrew George

 

70

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  32,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

This rule is subject to an independent assessment of the Boundary Commission

 

as to the potential electorate within any area where the Commission, having

 

consulted—

 

(a)    

the Electoral Commission,

 

(b)    

the Registration Officer of the local authority or authorities in that area,

 

(c)    

such other organisations and individuals whom the Boundary

 

Commission may choose to consult,


 
 

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determine that the difference between the registered electorate and the assessed

 

numbers eligible to be registered is so significant as to give rise to concern about

 

the number of people to be served within such constituencies as would otherwise

 

be created by rule 2(1) above.’.

 

Mr Andrew Turner

 

Mrs Eleanor Laing

 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Mr Mike Hancock

 

Dr Julian Lewis

 

Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil

 

44

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  33,  after ‘6(2)’, insert ‘, 6A(2)’.

 

Andrew George

 

72

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  33,  after ‘6(2)’, insert ‘6A(2)’.

 

Susan Elan Jones

 

106

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  33,  after ‘6(2)’, insert ‘6A’.

 

Sheryll Murray

 

138

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  33,  after ‘6(2)’, insert ‘, 6B(2)’.

 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Sheila Gilmore

 

Simon Hart

 

Tristram Hunt

 

Mrs Eleanor Laing

 

Sir Peter Soulsby

 

Mr Andrew Turner

 

236

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  33,  leave out ‘6(2) and 7’ and insert ‘and 6(2)’.

 

Susan Elan Jones

 

112

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  33,  leave out ‘and 7’ and insert ‘, 7 and 8(4B)’.

 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Sheila Gilmore

 

Simon Hart

 

Tristram Hunt

 

Mrs Eleanor Laing

 

Sir Peter Soulsby

 

Mr Andrew Turner

 

237

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  leave out lines 34 to 37 and insert—


 
 

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'(3)    In this rule “electoral quota” means

U
C

where U is the electorate of the part of the United Kingdom in which the

 

constituency is located, reduced in the case of Scotland by the electorate of the

 

constituencies mentioned in rule 6, and C is the number of constituencies

 

allocated to that part under rule 8.’.

 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Graham Stringer

 

42

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  leave out lines 35 to 37 and insert—

'U
T

where U is the electorate of the United Kingdom minus the electorate of the constituencies

 

mentioned in rule 6 and T is the overall number of constituencies in the United Kingdom

 

determined by the Boundary Commissions under rule 1A above.’.

 

 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

68

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  35,  leave out

Uand insertU


598583
 

Andrew George

 

75

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  35,   leave out

Uand insertU


598498
 

Hywel Williams

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Mr Jonathan Edwards

 

149

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  35,   leave out

Uand insertU


598597
 

Susan Elan Jones

 

107

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  35,  leave out ‘598’ and insert ‘E – 42’.

 

Susan Elan Jones

 

113

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  35,  leave out ‘598’ and insert ‘E – P – 2’.

 

Mr Philip Hollobone

 

220

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  35,  leave out ‘598’ and insert ‘450’.

 

Susan Elan Jones

 

108

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  37,  at end insert ‘and rule 6A, and E is the number of

 

constituencies in the United Kingdom’.


 
 

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Susan Elan Jones

 

114

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  37,  at end insert ‘and minus the electorate of Wales, E is the

 

number of constituencies in the United Kingdom, and P is the number of constituencies

 

allocated to Wales’.

 

Ms Harriet Harman

 

Mr Jack Straw

 

Mr Peter Hain

 

129

 

Clause  9,  page  8,  leave out lines 4 to 6 and insert—

 

‘(1A)    

In England, each constituency shall be wholly in one of the electoral regions

 

specified in Schedule 1 to the European Parliamentary Elections Act 2002.’.

 

 

Mr Jonathan Edwards

 

Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil

 

Hywel Williams

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

147

 

Clause  9,  page  8,  leave out lines 4 to 6 and insert—

 

‘(2)    

Each part of the United Kingdom shall have the same percentage of

 

constituencies or, as the case may be, Members of the House of Commons, as at

 

the date of Royal Assent.’.

 

Susan Elan Jones

 

109

 

Clause  9,  page  8,  line  6,  at end insert ‘, subject to the terms of rule 6A’.

 

Ms Harriet Harman

 

Mr Jack Straw

 

Mr Peter Hain

 

130

 

Clause  9,  page  8,  leave out lines 7 to 14.

 

Andrew George

 

73

 

Clause  9,  page  8,  line  11,  after ‘kilometres’, insert ‘including the area of sea, where

 

the constituency includes off-shore islands’.

 

Graham Stringer

 

226

 

Clause  9,  page  8,  line  16,  leave out ‘may take into account, if and to such extent as

 

they may think fit’ and insert ‘must take into account’.

 

Ms Harriet Harman

 

Mr Jack Straw

 

Mr Peter Hain

 

131

 

Clause  9,  page  8,  leave out lines 16 to 31 and insert—

 

‘1B(1)  

Subject to 1C(1) below—

 

(a)    

The number of parliamentary seats in Wales shall not fall below the

 

minimum level specified by the Parliamentary Constituencies Act

 

1986, unless and until primary law making powers are transferred to


 
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