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Tuesday 19 October 2010


Committee of the whole House




Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill


[third day]




Under the authority of the Chairman of Ways and Means, Amendments Nos. 206 to


217, 221, 222, 12, 218 to 220, 82, 120, 251, 224, 35, 139, 103, and 123, New Clauses NC3


to 5 and 13 to 16 and New Schedule NS1 have been removed from the Amendment paper,


having fallen as a result of proceedings in the Committee. The texts can be found in pages


286-356 of Committee of the whole House paper, dated 12 October 2010.


Sir Stuart Bell


Not selected  104


Clause  7,  page  5,  line  1,  at end insert—


‘The alternative vote system



There shall be two elections, to be held on succeeding Sundays, where in the


event no candidate obtains 50 per cent. of the vote in the first election there


shall be a run off in the second election between the first and second choice


candidates in the first election.’.


Mr Christopher Chope


Withdrawn  62


Clause  7,  page  5,  leave out lines 9 to 11 and insert ‘but no preference beyond the


second may be indicated.’.


Austin Mitchell


Not selected  253


Page  4,  line  40,  leave out Clause 7.


Clause Agreed to on division.



The Deputy Prime Minister


Agreed to  198


Schedule  6,  page  147,  line  18,  leave out ‘45A(4) or (5) above in’ and insert ‘45A


Committee of the whole House Proceedings: 19 October 2010    



Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill, continued







The Deputy Prime Minister


Agreed to  199


Schedule  6,  page  147,  line  19,  at end insert—



in the case of an election with only two candidates who receive an


equal number of votes.’.


The Deputy Prime Minister


Agreed to  200


Schedule  6,  page  147,  line  20,  at beginning insert ‘Where paragraph (1)(a)




The Deputy Prime Minister


Agreed to  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


Agreed to  202


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


Austin Mitchell


Not selected  254


Page  144,  line  16,  leave out Schedule 6.


Schedule Agreed to.


Progress reported.

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