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Committee of the whole House: 18 October 2010            

424

 

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill, continued

 
 

Edward Miliband

 

Sadiq Khan

 

Chris Bryant

 

Mr Peter Hain

 

128

 

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

 

‘UK Electoral quota

 

2          

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

 

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

 

Edward Miliband

 

Sadiq Khan

 

Chris Bryant

 

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).’.

 

Edward Miliband

 

Sadiq Khan

 

Chris Bryant

 

Mr Peter Hain

 

132

 

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


 
 

Committee of the whole House: 18 October 2010            

425

 

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill, continued

 
 

‘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 or areas concerned by the United

 

Kingdom Electoral Quota and rounding to the nearest whole number. Each

 

area must be allocated at least one whole constituency.’.

 

Edward Miliband

 

Sadiq Khan

 

Chris Bryant

 

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.’.

 

 


 
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