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Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Friday 14 January 2011

 

Consideration of Bill


 

Fixed-Term Parliaments Bill, As Amended


 

new clauses

 

National Assembly for Wales: terms

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Government of Wales Act 2006 is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

In section 3, for subsection (1) there is substituted.

 

“(1)    

After the ordinary general election in 2011, and subject to the coming

 

into force of the Fixed Term Parliaments Act 2011, the poll at an ordinary

 

general election is to be held on the first Thursday in May in the fifth

 

calendar year following that in which the previous ordinary general

 

election was held, unless provision is made for the day of the poll by an

 

order under section 4.”.’.

 


 

National Assembly for Wales: powers on election dates and elections

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

NC2

 

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” insert “National Assembly for Wales”.

 

(3)    

Omit subsection (5).

 

(4)    

In section 5(1), for “Secretary of State” insert “National Assembly for Wales”.

 

(5)    

In section 5(4), for “Secretary of State” insert “National Assembly for Wales”.


 
 

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Fixed-Term Parliaments Bill, continued

 
 

(6)    

In section 13(1), for “Secretary of State” insert “National Assembly for Wales”.’.

 


 

Application of Parliament Act 1911 to section 1

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

NC3

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Parliament Act 1911 is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

In section 2(1), after “five years”, there is inserted “or a Bill amending section 1

 

of the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act 2010”.’.

 


 

Prorogation of Parliament

 

Edward Miliband

 

Sadiq Khan

 

Chris Bryant

 

NC4

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Parliament can only be prorogued in accordance with this section.

 

(2)    

If the House of Commons resolves that Parliament should be prorogued,

 

Parliament shall be prorogued at that time.

 

(3)    

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

 

the House of Commons has passed a resolution directing him to do so on or before

 

a specified date and time.

 

(4)    

Where Parliament is prorogued under subsection (2) above, the Speaker may by

 

declaration prorogue it to an ealier or later day.

 

(5)    

The Prorogation Act 1867 is repealed.’.

 


 

Expiry and revival of section 2

 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr Richard Shepherd

 

NC5

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

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

 

(2)    

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.


 
 

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(3)    

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.

 

(4)    

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.

 

(5)    

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.

 

(6)    

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

 

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

 

(5) above.’.

 


 

Amendment to Scotland Act 1998

 

Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil

 

NC6

 

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”.’.

 


 

Northern Ireland Assembly elections

 

Mark Durkan

 

NC7

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

If a Northern Ireland Assembly election is scheduled to take place on the same

 

day as a United Kingdom parliamentary general election, the date of the poll for

 

Northern Ireland Assembly election may be varied by up to six months before or

 

after the scheduled date, if the Northern Ireland Assembly passes a resolution to

 

that effect, and section 31(3) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 shall be read

 

accordingly.

 

(2)    

The Secretary of State shall by order make provision where the Northern Ireland

 

Assembly so resolves.’.

 



 
 

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Fixed-Term Parliaments Bill, continued

 
 

Edward Miliband

 

Sadiq Khan

 

Chris Bryant

 

5

 

Page  1,  line  5  [Clause  1],  leave out ‘7 May 2015’ and insert ‘1 May 2014’.

 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Mrs Eleanor Laing

 

1

 

Page  1,  line  5  [Clause  1],  at end insert ‘save as provided for by subsection (2A)

 

below.

 

(2A)    

If a day before 7 May 2015 has been appointed under section 2(6) as the polling

 

day for an early parliamentary general election, the polling day for the subsequent

 

parliamentary general election shall not be 7 May 2015, but shall instead be set

 

by reference to subsections (3) and (4) below.’.

 

Edward Miliband

 

Sadiq Khan

 

Chris Bryant

 

6

 

Page  1,  line  7  [Clause  1],  leave out ‘fifth’ and insert ‘fourth’.

 

Edward Miliband

 

Sadiq Khan

 

Chris Bryant

 

10

 

Page  1,  line  8  [Clause  1],  at end insert ‘, no notice being taken of any early

 

parliamentary general election as provided for in section 2.’.

 

Edward Miliband

 

Sadiq Khan

 

Chris Bryant

 

11

 

Page  1,  line  9  [Clause  1],  leave out subsection (4).

 

Edward Miliband

 

Sadiq Khan

 

Chris Bryant

 

7

 

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

 

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

 

Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil

 

13

 

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

 

‘(4A)    

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.’.

 



 
 

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Fixed-Term Parliaments Bill, continued

 
 

Mark Durkan

 

14

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  2,  line  5  [Clause  2],  at end insert—

 

‘(aa)    

certifying whether or not the motion specified a polling day for such an

 

election, and if so, the day specified in that motion,’.

 

Mr William Cash

 

12

 

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

 

‘(2A)    

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)

 

above.’.

 

Mark Durkan

 

15

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  2,  line  24  [Clause  2],  after ‘be’, insert—

 

‘(a)    

the day specified in a motion as certified under subsection (1)(aa) above,

 

or, if no date is specified, (b)’.

 

Edward Miliband

 

Sadiq Khan

 

Chris Bryant

 

8

 

Page  2,  line  29  [Clause  3],  leave out ‘17th’ and insert ‘25th’.

 

Edward Miliband

 

Sadiq Khan

 

Chris Bryant

 

9

 

Page  2,  line  39  [Clause  3],  at end insert ‘within 15 working days of the polling

 

day’.

 


 

Edward Miliband

 

Sadiq Khan

 

Chris Bryant

 

2

 

Page  4,  line  4  [Schedule],  leave out ‘“or dissolve”’ and insert ‘“prorogue or dissolve

 

Parliaments nor”’.

 

Edward Miliband

 

Sadiq Khan

 

Chris Bryant

 

3

 

Page  4,  line  6  [Schedule],  at end insert—

 

‘Meeting of Parliament Act 1797 (c. 127)

 

2A         

The Meeting of Parliament Act 1797 is repealed.’.


 
 

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Fixed-Term Parliaments Bill, continued

 
 

Edward Miliband

 

Sadiq Khan

 

Chris Bryant

 

4

 

Page  4,  line  8  [Schedule],  leave out ‘“or dissolved” where it occurs second’ and insert

 

‘“unless it should be sooner prorogued or dissolved by the Crown, anything in the

 

Succession to the Crown Act 1707 in any way notwithstanding”.’.

 

 

Order of the House [13 September 2010]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Fixed-Term Parliaments Bill:

 

Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

 

Proceedings in Committee

 

2.    

Proceedings in Committee of the whole House shall be completed in two

 

days.

 

3.    

The proceedings shall be taken in the following order: Clauses 1 to 4; the

 

Schedule; Clause 5; new Clauses; new Schedules; remaining proceedings on

 

the Bill.

 

4.    

The proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion at the moment of interruption on the second day.

 

5.    

Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to the

 

proceedings on the Bill in Committee of the whole House.

 

Consideration and Third Reading

 

6.    

Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the

 

day on which those proceedings are commenced.

 

7.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

 

8.    

Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to

 

proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

 

Other proceedings

 

9.    

Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on

 

consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the

 

Lords) may be programmed.

 


 
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