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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Thursday 16 September 2010

 

For other Amendment(s) see the following page(s) of Supplement to Votes:

 

121-31, 133-34, 135-37, 143-44, 151-52 163-65 and 167-172

 

Committee of the whole House


 

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill

 

Liz Kendall

 

Stella Creasy

 

Sir Peter Soulsby

 

Stephen Twigg

 

Kate Green

 

118

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

The second question that is to appear on the ballot papers is—

 

    

Do you want to elect Members of the House of Lords using the “single

 

transferable vote” system instead of the current system of appointment?

 

(4B)    

In Wales, a Welsh version of the second question is also to appear on the ballot

 

papers.’.

 

Liz Kendall

 

Stella Creasy

 

Sir Peter Soulsby

 

Stephen Twigg

 

Kate Green

 

119

 

Clause  6,  page  4,  line  32,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

The Minister must make an order bringing into force section [Single transferable

 

vote elections for the House of Lords] if more votes are cast in the referendum in

 

favour of the answer ‘Yes’ than in favour of the answer ‘No’ to the second

 

question.’.

 

Liz Kendall

 

Stella Creasy

 

Sir Peter Soulsby

 

Stephen Twigg

 

Kate Green

 

120

 

Clause  16,  page  13,  line  3,  at end insert—


 
 

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‘(1A)    

Section [Single transferable vote elections for the House of Lords] comes into

 

force in accordance with provision made by an order under section 6(1A).’.

 

Liz Kendall

 

Stella Creasy

 

Sir Peter Soulsby

 

Stephen Twigg

 

Kate Green

 

121

 

Schedule  2,  page  54,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

Referendum on elections for the House of Lords

 
 

Vote (X) once only

 
 

Do you want to elect Members of the House of Lords using the “single

 
 

transferable vote” system instead of the current system of

 
 

appointment?

 
 

YES

  
 

NO

  
 

Liz Kendall

 

Stella Creasy

 

Sir Peter Soulsby

 

Stephen Twigg

 

Kate Green

 

122

 

Schedule  2,  page  54,  line  20,  after ‘system’, insert ‘and on elections for the Houe of

 

Lords’.

 

Single transferable vote elections for the House of Lords

 

Liz Kendall

 

Stella Creasy

 

Sir Peter Soulsby

 

Stephen Twigg

 

Kate Green

 

NC13

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The Secretary of State shall by order make arrangements for an election to be

 

held for Members of the House of Lords using the single transferable vote

 

system.’.

 

Liz Kendall

 

Stella Creasy

 

Sir Peter Soulsby

 

Stephen Twigg

 

Kate Green

 

123

 

Title,  line  4,  after ‘that;’, insert ‘to make provsion for a referendum on whether elections

 

should be held for Members of the House of Lords using the single transferable vote

 

system and to provide for elections to the House of Lords to be held under the single

 

transferable vote system if a majority of those voting in the referendum are in favour of


 
 

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175

 

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill, continued

 
 

that;’.

 

Mr Edward Leigh

 

Mr Brian H. Donohoe

 

Dr Julian Lewis

 

Geraint Davies

 

Mr James Gray

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

Mr Philip Hollobone

 

124

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  6,  leave out ‘5 May’ and insert ‘2 June’.

 

Geraint Davies

 

125

 

Clause  9,  page  10,  line  2,  leave out from ‘persons’ to end of line 6 and insert ‘who

 

are estimated by the Office of National Statistics to be eligible to vote in United Kingdom

 

parliamentary elections, whether or not they are so registered to vote.’.

 

Ms Harriet Harman

 

Mr Jack Straw

 

Mr Peter Hain

 

126

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  6,  leave out ‘on 5 May 2011’ and insert ‘within 18 months of

 

Royal Assent on a date that shall not coincide with any poll or polls for any parliamentary

 

assembly or regularly held local government elections, to be specified by order subject to

 

the approval of both Houses and following a consulation undertaken by the Electoral

 

Commission.’.

 

Ms Harriet Harman

 

Mr Jack Straw

 

Mr Peter Hain

 

127

 

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

 

‘(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’.

 

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.’.

 

Ms Harriet Harman

 

Mr Jack Straw

 

Mr Peter Hain

 

129

 

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


 
 

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‘(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.’.

 

 

Ms Harriet Harman

 

Mr Jack Straw

 

Mr Peter Hain

 

130

 

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

 

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

 

the National Assembly for Wales under the provisions of the

 

Government of Wales Act 2006 following a positive vote in a

 

referendum;

 

(b)    

No constituency shall have an electorate more than five per cent above

 

or below the electoral quota for that part of the United Kingdom unless

 

the Boundary Commission concerned believes there to be overriding

 

reasons under the terms of these rules why it should;

 

(c)    

No constituency shall have an electorate more than 15 per cent above

 

or below the Electoral Quota for that part of the United Kingdom;

 

(d)    

In England no district or borough ward shall be included in more than

 

one constitency;

 

(e)    

In Northern Ireland no local authority ward shall be included in more

 

than one constituency;

 

(f)    

In Wales no unitary authority ward shall be included in more than one

 

constituency;

 

(g)    

In Scotland regard shall be had to local authority ward boundaries;

 

(h)    

In England the Boundary Commission should where practicable have

 

regard to the boundaries of counties and London Boroughs and in any

 

case no constituency shall include the whole or part of more than two

 

counties or London Boroughs;

 

(i)    

In Wales the Boundary Commission should where practicable have

 

regard to the boundaries of unitary authorities and in any case no

 

constituency shall include the whole or part of more than two unitary

 

authorities;

 

(j)    

A Boundary Commission may have regard to the size, shape and

 

accessibility of a constituency;

 

(k)    

A Boundary Commission shall have regard to any local ties that may

 

be broken or respected by proposals that they may make and any

 

inconveniences attendant upon them.’.

 


 
 

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Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill, continued

 
 

Ms Harriet Harman

 

Mr Jack Straw

 

Mr Peter Hain

 

132

 

Clause  9,  page  8,  leave out lines 32 to 39 and insert—

 

‘Whole numbers of constituencies

 

1C  (1)  

The following shall be allocated whole numbers of constituencies by

 

whichever Boundary Commission is responsible for them—

 

(a)    

Orkney Islands and Shetland Islands council areas;

 

(b)    

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar council area;

 

(c)    

The Isle of Anglesey county area;

 

(d)    

The Isle of Wight county area;

 

(e)    

The County of Cornwall and Isles of Scilly council areas;

 

      (2)  

The number of constituencies to be allocated to each area shall be determined

 

by dividing the electorate of the area(s) concerned by the United Kingdom

 

Electoral Quota and rounding to the nearest whole number. Each area must be

 

allocated at least one whole constituency.’.

 

Ms Harriet Harman

 

Mr Jack Straw

 

Mr Peter Hain

 

133

 

Clause  9,  page  9,  leave out lines 26 to 40 and insert—

 

‘Allocation of constituencies

 

1D  (1)  

The Adjusted UK Electoral Quota shall be calculated as follows—

 

            

The total electorate of the United Kingdom less the areas listed in Rule 1C(1),

 

divided by 650 minus the total number of constituencies allocated to the areas

 

listed in Rule 1C(1).

 

      (2)  

Each country shall then be allocated a whole number of constituencies as

 

follows.

 

      (3)  

The first constituency shall be allocated to the part of the United Kingdom with

 

the largest electorate.

 

      (4)  

The second and subsequent constituencies shall be allocated in the same way,

 

except that the electorate of a part of the United Kingdom to which one of more

 

constituencies have already been allocated is to be divided by—

 

                        

 

                          2C+1

 

 

            

where C is the number of constituencies already allocated to that part.

 

      (5)  

An Electoral Quota shall then be calculated for each of the four parts by

 

dividing the electorate of each part by the number of seats allocated as

 

described in Rule 1D (3) and (4).

 

      (6)  

The total number of constituencies to be allocated to any part shall not be more

 

than 10 per cent. above or below the current number of constituencies. If the

 

number of constituencies allocated by the process described in Rule 1D(3) and

 

(4) exceeds that limit then additional or fewer seats shall be allocated as

 

appropriate suffucient to bring the allocation within 10 per cent of the current

 

number of seats in the part concerned.

 

      (7)  

This adjusted number of seats shall be the allocation for that part for the

 

purposes of Rule 1D(5).’.


 
 

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Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill, continued

 
 

Ms Harriet Harman

 

Mr Jack Straw

 

Mr Peter Hain

 

134

 

Clause  10,  page  11,  leave out lines 6 to 12 and insert—

 

‘(1A)    

A Boundary Commission may cause a local inquiry to be held for the purposes of

 

a report under this Act where, on publication of a recommendation of a Boudary

 

Commission for the alteration of any constituency, the Commission receive any

 

representation objecting to the proposed recommendation from an interested

 

authority or from a body of electors numbering one hundred or more.

 

(1B)    

Where a local inquiry was held in respect of the constituencies before the

 

publication of the notice mentioned in subsection (1) above, that subsection shall

 

not apply if the Commission, after considering the matters discussed at the local

 

inquiry, the nature of the representations received on the publication of the notice

 

and any other relevant circumstances, are of opinion that a further inquiry would

 

not be justified.

 

(1C)    

In subsection (1A) above, “interested authority” and “elector” respectively mean,

 

in relation to any recommendation, a local authority whose area is wholly or

 

partly comprised in the constituencies affected by the recommendation, and a

 

parliamentary elector for any of those constiuencies.’.

 

Ms Harriet Harman

 

Mr Jack Straw

 

Mr Peter Hain

 

135

 

Clause  16,  page  13,  line  5,  at end insert ‘with the exception of Part 2, which will not

 

come into force until—

 

(a)    

after the referendum on the determination of powers devolved to the

 

National Assembly for Wales under the terms of the Government of

 

Wales Act 2006; and

 

(b)    

the Electoral Commission has reported to the House of Commons, that

 

over 95% of eligible voters in each local authority area are estimated to

 

be on the electoral register.’.

 

Mr Jack Straw

 

Mr Peter Hain

 

136

 

Schedule  1,  page  17,  line  5,  at end insert ‘subject to the agreement of the Speaker’s

 

Committee on the Electoral Commission.’.

 

Sheryll Murray

 

137

 

Clause  9,  page  8,  line  39,  at end insert—

 

‘Cornwall

 

6B  (1)  

All parts of Cornwall must be included in a constituency which is wholly in

 

Cornwall.

 

      (2)  

Rule 2 does not apply to any such constituency.’.

 

Sheryll Murray

 

138

 

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


 
 

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Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

Hywel Williams

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

139

 

Title,  line  3,  leave out ‘if a majority of those voting in the referndum are in favour of that’

 

and insert ‘or the single transferable vote system if either option is selected in the

 

referendum’.

 

Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

Hywel Williams

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

140

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  leave out lines 8 to 11 and insert—

 

Rank your preference for the system for electing members to the House of Commons (a)

 

Alternative Vote (b) First Past The Post (c) The Single Transferable Vote.’.

 

Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

Hywel Williams

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

141

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  leave out lines 1 to 4 and insert—

 

Graddiwch pa gyfundredn o ethol aelodau i Ty’r Cyffredin sydd well gennych chi. (a)

 

Pleidlais Amgen (b) Cyntaf i’r Felin (c) Pleidlais Sengl Drosglwyddadwy.’.

 

Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

Hywel Williams

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

142

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

 

‘(4)    

In Scotland, the following Gaelic version of the question is also on ballot

 

papers—

 

    

Rangaich do roghainn a thaobh an t-siostaim taghaidh buill gu Taigh nan

 

Cumantan?

 

    


 

 

(a) Bhòt Eadar-roghnach (b) A’Chiad Bhuannaiche (c) Bhòt Mhalairteach Shingilte.’.

 

Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

Hywel Williams

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

143

 

Schedule  2,  page  54,  leave out lines 7 to 16 and insert ‘In England the ballot shall be as

 

follows:

 

Front of ballot paper

 
    
 

Rank your preference for the system for electing members to the House

 
 

of Commons

 
 


 
 

Please rank in order of preference (1,2,3)

 
 


 
 

You must mark at least one number on the ballot

 
 

Alternative Vote

  
 

First Past the Post

  
 

Single Transferable Vote

  

 
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