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Government of Wales Bill


MARSHALLED
LIST OF AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN COMMITTEE

      The amendments have been marshalled in accordance with the Instruction of 29th March 2006, as follows—

Clauses 1 and 2
Schedule 1
Clauses 3 to 27
Schedule 2
Clauses 28 to 58
Schedule 3
Clauses 59 to 87
Schedule 4
Clauses 88 to 93
Schedule 5
Clauses 94 to 102
Schedule 6
Clauses 103 to 107
Schedule 7
Clauses 108 to 144
Schedule 8
Clauses 145 to 148
Schedule 9
Clauses 149 to 159
Schedule 10
Clauses 160 and 161
Schedule 11
Clause 162
Schedule 12
Clauses 163 to 165

[Amendments marked * are new or have been altered]

Amendment
No.

 

Clause 1

 

THE LORD CRICKHOWELL

1Page 1, line 5, leave out first "to be"
 

THE LORD LIVSEY OF TALGARTH
THE LORD THOMAS OF GRESFORD
THE LORD ROBERTS OF LLANDUDNO

2Page 1, line 5, leave out from first "be" to end of line 7 and insert "a Parliament for Wales to be known as the "Senedd""
 

THE LORD CRICKHOWELL

3Page 1, line 5, leave out second "to be" and insert "which is"
 

THE LORD LIVSEY OF TALGARTH
THE LORD THOMAS OF GRESFORD
THE LORD ROBERTS OF LLANDUDNO

4Page 1, line 8, leave out subsection (2) and insert—
"(2)  The Senedd is to consist of eighty members elected through the single transferable vote from multi-member constituencies."
 

Clause 2

 

THE LORD EVANS OF TEMPLE GUITING

5Page 2, line 2, at end insert "(as specified in the Parliamentary Constituencies and Assembly Electoral Regions (Wales) Order 2006)"
6Page 2, line 4, leave out from "are" to end of line 6 and insert "as specified in the Parliamentary Constituencies and Assembly Electoral Regions (Wales) Order 2006"
 

THE LORD LIVSEY OF TALGARTH
THE LORD THOMAS OF GRESFORD
THE LORD ROBERTS OF LLANDUDNO

7Leave out Clause 2 and insert—
  "Senedd constituencies
(1)  The Senedd constituencies shall each be formed from more than one parliamentary constituency in Wales.
(2)  Each Senedd constituency shall be comprised of no more than one tenth and no less than one twenty-fifth of the eligible electorate of Wales.
(3)  The parliamentary boundary committee for Wales shall periodically recommend Senedd constituencies."
 

Clause 4

 

THE LORD THOMAS OF GRESFORD
THE LORD LIVSEY OF TALGARTH
THE LORD ROBERTS OF LLANDUDNO

8*Page 2, line 33, leave out subsection (1) and insert—
"(1)  The Presiding Officer shall have the power to propose a day for the holding of the poll for an ordinary general election on a day which is neither—
(a)  more than one month earlier, nor
(b)  more than one month later,
 than the first Thursday in May.
(1A)  If the Presiding Officer makes a proposal under subsection (1), Her Majesty may by Order in Council—
(a)  make provision for the assembly to be dissolved on a day specified,
(b)  require the poll at the election to be held on the day proposed,
(c)  make provision for—
(i)  any provision of, or made under, the Representation of the People Acts, or
(ii)  any other enactment relating to the election of Assembly members,
  to have effect with such modifications or exceptions as are appropriate in connection with the alteration of the day of the poll, and
(d)  require the Assembly to meet within the period of seven days beginning immediately after the day of the poll."
 

THE LORD LIVSEY OF TALGARTH
THE LORD THOMAS OF GRESFORD
THE LORD ROBERTS OF LLANDUDNO

9*Page 3, line 8, leave out subsections (4) and (5) and insert—
"(   )  No proposal shall be made under this section unless the Assembly has passed a resolution in favour with at least two-thirds of the members voting to support it."
10Page 3, line 14, leave out from "unless" to end of line 15 and insert "the Senedd has passed a resolution in favour with at least two-thirds of the Senedd members voting to support it"
 

Clause 5

 

THE LORD THOMAS OF GRESFORD
THE LORD LIVSEY OF TALGARTH
THE LORD ROBERTS OF LLANDUDNO

11*Page 3, line 19, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Presiding Officer"
 

THE LORD LIVSEY OF TALGARTH
THE LORD THOMAS OF GRESFORD
THE LORD ROBERTS OF LLANDUDNO

12Page 3, line 25, leave out "seats" and insert "members voting"
 

THE LORD THOMAS OF GRESFORD
THE LORD LIVSEY OF TALGARTH
THE LORD ROBERTS OF LLANDUDNO

13*Page 3, line 29, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Presiding Officer"
 

Clause 6

 

THE LORD LIVSEY OF TALGARTH
THE LORD THOMAS OF GRESFORD
THE LORD ROBERTS OF LLANDUDNO

14Page 4, line 6, leave out "two votes" and insert "one vote which will be cast preferentially"
15Page 4, line 7, leave out subsections (2) to (6)
 

Clause 7

 

THE LORD LIVSEY OF TALGARTH
THE LORD THOMAS OF GRESFORD
THE LORD ROBERTS OF LLANDUDNO

16Page 4, line 30, at end insert—
"(   )  The regional returning officer shall publish the list of candidates submitted by each political party for each electoral region."
 

THE LORD ROBERTS OF CONWY
THE LORD HENLEY
THE LORD CRICKHOWELL

17Page 4, line 32, leave out subsections (5) and (6) and insert—
"(5)  The list must not include a person—
(a)  who is included on any other list submitted for the Assembly electoral region or any list submitted for another Assembly electoral region,
(b)  who is an individual candidate to be an Assembly member for the Assembly electoral region or another Assembly electoral region,
(c)  who is a candidate to be the Assembly member for an Assembly constituency which is not included in the Assembly electoral region, or
(d)  who is a candidate to be the Assembly member for an Assembly constituency included in the Assembly electoral region but is not a candidate of the party.
(6)  A person may not be an individual candidate to be an Assembly member for the Assembly electoral region if he is—
(a)  included on a list submitted by a registered political party for the Assembly electoral region or another Assembly electoral region,
(b)  an individual candidate to be an Assembly member for another Assembly electoral region,
(c)  a candidate to be the Assembly member for an Assembly constituency which is not included in the Assembly electoral region, or
(d)  a candidate of any registered political party to be the Assembly member for an Assembly constituency included in the Assembly electoral region."
 

THE LORD LIVSEY OF TALGARTH
THE LORD THOMAS OF GRESFORD
THE LORD ROBERTS OF LLANDUDNO

18Page 4, line 37, leave out paragraph (c)
19Page 5, line 3, leave out paragraph (c)
20Page 5, line 7, at end insert—
"(8)  In the event of a candidate's death the Returning Officer shall make arrangements for the election in that constituency or list region to be held not more than 21 days after the death of that candidate.
(9)  Subsection (8) does not apply if the original date of the election is more than 21 days after the date of the death of the candidate."
 

Clause 8

 

THE LORD LIVSEY OF TALGARTH
THE LORD THOMAS OF GRESFORD
THE LORD ROBERTS OF LLANDUDNO

 The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 8 stand part of the Bill.
 

Clause 9

 

THE LORD LIVSEY OF TALGARTH
THE LORD THOMAS OF GRESFORD
THE LORD ROBERTS OF LLANDUDNO

21Leave out Clause 9 and insert the following new Clause—
  "Elections to the Assembly
(1)  This section applies to elections of members of the Assembly, including by-elections.
(2)  Each vote in the poll at an election shall be a single transferable vote.
(3)  For the purposes of subsection (2), a single transferable vote is a vote—
(a)  capable of being given so as to indicate the voter's order of preference for the candidates for election as members for the constituency; and
(b)  capable of being transferred to the next choice when—
(i)  the vote is not needed to give a prior choice the necessary quota of votes, or
(ii)  when a prior choice is eliminated from the list of candidates because of a deficiency in the number of votes given for him."
 

Clause 11

 

THE LORD ROBERTS OF CONWY
THE LORD HENLEY
THE LORD CRICKHOWELL

22Page 7, line 39, leave out subsection (8)
 

Clause 12

 

THE LORD LIVSEY OF TALGARTH
THE LORD THOMAS OF GRESFORD
THE LORD ROBERTS OF LLANDUDNO

23Page 8, line 14, at end insert—
"(1A)  For the purposes of subsection (1), section 2 of the Representation of the People Act 1983 (c. 2) (local government electors) shall have effect as if for subsection (1)(d) there were substituted—
"(d)  is of voting age (that is, 16 years or over)"."
24Page 8, line 16, leave out paragraph (a)
 

Clause 16

 

THE LORD LIVSEY OF TALGARTH
THE LORD THOMAS OF GRESFORD
THE LORD ROBERTS OF LLANDUDNO

25Page 10, line 1, at end insert ", Parliamentary Service or Assembly Government"
 

Clause 25

 

THE LORD LIVSEY OF TALGARTH
THE LORD THOMAS OF GRESFORD
THE LORD ROBERTS OF LLANDUDNO

26*Page 15, line 28, at end insert "an acting presiding officer.
(1A)  The Assembly must, within 28 days following a general election, elect from among the Assembly Members—"
27Page 16, line 9, at end insert—
"(c)  different political groups both of which are political groups without an executive role"
 

Clause 27

 

THE LORD LIVSEY OF TALGARTH
THE LORD THOMAS OF GRESFORD
THE LORD ROBERTS OF LLANDUDNO

28Page 17, line 12, at end insert "not belonging to the same political group"
 

THE LORD ROBERTS OF CONWY
THE LORD HENLEY
THE LORD CRICKHOWELL

29Page 17, line 14, at end insert—
"(   )  The standing orders must provide that, so far as is practicable, the four other Assembly members are drawn from different political groups."
 

Schedule 2

 

THE LORD EVANS OF TEMPLE GUITING

30Page 100, line 29, at end insert "but subject to any appropriate modifications"
 

Clause 29

 

THE LORD ROBERTS OF CONWY
THE LORD HENLEY
THE LORD CRICKHOWELL

31Page 18, line 9, leave out subsections (2) to (9) and insert—
"(   )  The standing orders shall include provision for ensuring that in apportioning members to committees and sub-committees regard is had to the balance of political parties represented in the Assembly."
 

THE LORD LIVSEY OF TALGARTH
THE LORD THOMAS OF GRESFORD
THE LORD ROBERTS OF LLANDUDNO

32Page 18, line 9, leave out subsections (2) to (9) and insert—
"(2)  The members of any committee established by the Assembly under section 28(1)—
(a)  shall be elected by the Assembly from among the Assembly members, and
(b)  shall, unless that committee exists solely to provide advice, be elected so as to secure that, as far as is practicable, the balance of the parties in the Assembly is reflected in the membership of the committee.
(3)  The committees established by the Assembly under section 28(1) shall be, as far as is practicable, chaired by members of political parties in proportion to the number of members of the Assembly belonging to each party."
 

THE LORD ROBERTS OF CONWY
THE LORD HENLEY
THE LORD CRICKHOWELL

 The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 29 stand part of the Bill.

 
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