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Notices of Amendments


given on


Thursday 13 January 2011


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


1241-42, 1253 and 1271-73


Consideration of Bill


Fixed-Term Parliaments Bill, As Amended


Mr William Cash




Page  2,  line  18  [Clause  2],  at end insert—



From the day on which this Act is passed until the next parliamentary general


election thereafter, a motion passed by the House of Commons which declares


that a substantial breach has occurred in the coalition agreement entered into in


May 2010 by the leaders of the Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties shall


be treated as a motion of no confidence for the purposes of subsection (2)(a)




Expiry and revival of section 2


Mr William Cash


Mr Richard Shepherd




To move the following Clause:—



Section 2 expires when the Parliament summoned to meet in May 2010 dissolves.



In the course of the first month of the day of first meeting of any Parliament after


the expiry of section 2 as a result of subsection (1) above, the Minister may by


order bring the section back into force for the remainder of that Parliament.



An order made under subsection (2) above is to be made by statutory instrument


and shall not be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before and


approved by a resolution of the House of Commons.



If no order has been made under subsection (2) above, an early parliamentary


general election is to take place only if the House has passed a motion that there


should be an early parliamentary general election.



The polling day for an early parliamentary general election under subsection (4)


above is to be the day appointed by Her Majesty by proclamation on the


recommendation of the Prime Minister.



If a polling day is appointed under subsection (5) above, the reference in section


1(4) to the polling day for a parliamentary general election appointed under


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Fixed-Term Parliaments Bill, continued


section 2(6) shall be construed as if referring to a day appointed under subsection


(5) above.’.


Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil




Page  1,  line  13  [Clause  1],  at end insert—



In Scotland, when a United Kingdom general election converges with a Scottish


general election, the Scottish Parliament will have the additional authority to


move the Scottish general election to avoid an electoral conflict.’.


Amendment to Scotland Act 1998


Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil




To move the following Clause:—



The Scotland Act 1998 is amended as follows.



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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