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SUPPLEMENT TO THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 
 

Wednesday 24 November 2010

 

Committee of the whole House

 

Proceedings

 

Fixed-term Parliaments Bill


 

[Second Day]


 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Mrs Eleanor Laing

 

Sir Peter Soulsby

 

Not called  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.’.

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil

 

Edward Miliband

 

Sadiq Khan

 

Chris Bryant

 

Not called  13

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  13,  leave out ‘“fifth” there were substituted “fourth”’ and

 

insert ‘“fourth” there were substituted “third”’.

 

Austin Mitchell

 

Not called  9

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  13,  leave out ‘fifth’ and insert ‘third’.

 

Austin Mitchell

 

Not called  10

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  13,  leave out ‘“fourth”’ and insert ‘“second”’.

 

Edward Miliband

 

Sadiq Khan

 

Chris Bryant

 

Not selected  20

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

If the polling day for a subsequent election was appointed under subsections (3)

 

or (4), a Boundary Commission must submit a report 18 months before the date

 

of next appointed general election, notwithstanding section 3 of the

 

Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986.’.


 
 

Committee of the whole House Proceedings: 24 November 2010  

328

 

Fixed-term Parliaments Bill, continued

 
 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Mrs Eleanor Laing

 

Sir Peter Soulsby

 

Withdrawn  33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.’.

 

Edward Miliband

 

Sadiq Khan

 

Chris Bryant

 

Not moved  21

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  2,  leave out ‘early’ and insert ‘immediate’.

 

Mr William Cash

 

Edward Miliband

 

Sadiq Khan

 

Chris Bryant

 

Mr George Howarth

 

Mr Brian Binley

 

Mr Edward Leigh

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

Negatived on division  4

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  leave out lines 3 to 7.


 
 

Committee of the whole House Proceedings: 24 November 2010  

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Fixed-term Parliaments Bill, continued

 
 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr George Howarth

 

Mr Brian Binley

 

Mr Douglas Carswell

 

Mr Bernard Jenkin

 

Mr Richard Shepherd

 

Mr Edward Leigh

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

Question proposed  5

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  11,  leave out from ‘Government’ to end of line 14.

 

Progress reported.


 
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