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Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Thursday 11 November 2010

 

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

 

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Committee of the whole House


 

Fixed-Term Parliaments Bill

 

Prorogation of Parliament

 

Edward Miliband

 

Sadiq Khan

 

Chris Bryant

 

NC3

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Parliament can only be prorogued in accordance with this section.

 

(2)    

The Speaker of the House of Commons may prorogue Parliament by a

 

declaration, and Parliament shall thereby stand prorogued from the time the

 

declaration is made until the day appointed in that declaration.

 

(3)    

The Speaker shall not make such a declaration unless the House of Commons has

 

directed him to prorogue Parliament on or before a specified date and time, to a

 

specified day, which shall be no more than 15 working days from the day of

 

prorogation.

 

(4)    

The Prorogation Act 1867 is repealed.’.

 

Devolved legislature elections

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil

 

Mark Durkan

 

NC4

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

A devolved legislature election may not take place on the same day as a United

 

Kingdom parliamentary general election.

 

(2)    

If a devolved legislature election is scheduled to take place on the same day as a

 

United Kingdom parliamentary general election, then the date of the poll for the

 

devolved legislature general election must vary by—

 

(a)    

not less than two months, and


 
 

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Fixed-Term Parliaments Bill, continued

 
 

(b)    

not more than twelve months and one week before or after the United

 

Kingdom parliamentary general election date.

 

(3)    

The appropriate authority shall make provision by order to vary the date of the

 

devolved legislature general election, subject to agreement by the relevant

 

devolved legislature.

 

(4)    

The following election to that devolved legislature will take place on the first

 

Thursday in May in the fourth calendar year following the polling day for the

 

previous election.

 

(5)    

A devolved legislature election is an election to the Scottish Parliament, the

 

National Assembly for Wales or the Northern Ireland Assembly.’.

 

Varying of elections by the National Assembly for Wales

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

NC5

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Section 4 of the Government of Wales Act 2006 (“Power to vary date of ordinary

 

general election”) is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

In subsection (1) after “May”, insert “, subject to subsections (1A) and (1B)”.

 

(3)    

After subsection (1) insert—

 

“(1A)    

If the scheduled date for a National Assembly for Wales ordinary general

 

election is the same date as for a United Kingdom parliamentary general

 

election, the National Assembly of Wales general election must be

 

held—

 

(a)    

not less than two months, and

 

(b)    

not more than twelve months and one week before or after the

 

United Kingdom parliamentary general election.

 

(1B)    

The Secretary of State for Wales shall by order provide for the date of the

 

poll of the National Assembly for Wales ordinary general election, with

 

the agreement of the National Assembly for Wales, subject to subsection

 

(1A).”.’.

 

Power for the National Assembly for Wales to vary election dates and make provision

 

about elections to the National Assembly for Wales

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

NC6

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Government of Wales Act 2006 is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

In section 4(1), for “Secretary of State” substitute “National Assembly for

 

Wales”.

 

(3)    

Omit section 4(5).

 

(4)    

In section 5(1), for “Secretary of State” substitute “National Assembly for

 

Wales”.

 

(5)    

In section 5(4), for “Secretary of State” substitute “National Assembly for

 

Wales”.

 

(6)    

In section 13(1), for “Secretary of State” substitute “National Assembly for

 

Wales.”.’.


 
 

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Fixed-Term Parliaments Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Mrs Eleanor Laing

 

Sir Peter Soulsby

 

32

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  9,  leave out subsection (4) and insert—

 

‘(4)    

In determining the polling day for a parliamentary general election under

 

subsection (3) above, no account shall be taken of any early parliamentary general

 

election the polling day for which was appointed under section 2.’.

 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Mrs Eleanor Laing

 

Sir Peter Soulsby

 

33

 

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  22,  leave out from ‘if’ to end of Clause and add ‘on an

 

address presented to Her Majesty by the House of Commons praying that a day be the

 

polling day for an early parliamentary general election, Her Majesty appoints this day by

 

proclamation to be the polling day for such an election.

 

(2)    

No motion shall be made for such an address except by the Prime Minister acting

 

with the agreement of—

 

(a)    

the Leader of the Opposition; and

 

(b)    

each member of the House of Commons who at the time of the motion

 

being made is the registered leader of a registered party that received

 

more than 20 per cent. of the total votes cast at the previous parliamentary

 

general election.

 

(3)    

An early parliamentary general election shall not otherwise take place.

 

(4)    

Subsection (1) applies for the purposes of the Timetable in rule 1 in Schedule 1

 

to the Representation of the People Act 1983.

 

(5)    

In this section—

 

“Leader of the Opposition” means the person who is the Leader of the

 

Opposition in the House of Commons for the purposes of section 2 of the

 

Ministerial and other Salaries Act 1975;

 

“registered leader”, in relation to a party, means the person registered as that

 

party’s leader in accordance with section 24 of the Political Parties,

 

Elections and Referendums Act 2000;

 

“registered party” means a party registered in a register of political parties

 

maintained by the Electoral Commission in accordance with section 23

 

of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000.’.

 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Mrs Eleanor Laing

 

Sir Peter Soulsby

 

34

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  28,  leave out ‘(6)’.

 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Mrs Eleanor Laing

 

Sir Peter Soulsby

 

35

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  15,  leave out ‘(6)’.


 
 

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Fixed-Term Parliaments Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Mrs Eleanor Laing

 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

Mr Andrew Turner

 

Sir Peter Soulsby

 

36

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

In reckoning for the purposes of subsection 2(b), no account shall be taken of any

 

time during which Parliament is prorogued or during which the House of

 

Commons is adjourned for more than four days.’.

 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Mrs Eleanor Laing

 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

Mr Andrew Turner

 

Sir Peter Soulsby

 

37

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(2B)    

Where the House of Commons passes a motion of no confidence in Her Majesty’s

 

Government, the Prime Minister shall tender his resignation to Her Majesty

 

within a period of seven days of the motion being passed.

 

(2C)    

On tendering his resignation under subsection (2B), it shall be a duty on the Prime

 

Minister to advise Her Majesty to appoint as his successor the person who appears

 

to him most likely to command the confidence of the House of Commons.’.

 

Variation of date of Scottish general elections (No. 1)

 

Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil

 

NC7

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Scotland Act 1998 is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

In section 2(5) for “which is not more than one month earlier, nor more than one

 

month later, than the first Thursday in May” substitute “which is not more than

 

two months earlier, nor more than 12 months and one week later, than the original

 

date of an ordinary general election,”.’.

 

Variation of date of Scottish general elections (No. 2)

 

Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil

 

NC8

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Scotland Act 1998 is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

In section 2(5) omit “which is not more than one month earlier, nor more than one

 

month later, than the first Thursday in May,”.’.

 


 
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