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Government of Wales Bill

commons AMENDMENTS AND REASONS

[The page and line references are to HL Bill 81, the bill as first printed for the Lords.]

Clause 7

LORDS AMENDMENT NO. 3

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Page 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.”

 
 
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COMMONS disAGREEMENT and REASON

 

The Commons disagree to this Amendment for the following Reason—

3A

Because it is not desirable that, at any election of Assembly members, a person should be

 

both a candidate to be an Assembly constituency member and a candidate to be an

 

Assembly regional member

Clause 27

LORDS AMENDMENT NO. 4

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Page 17, line 12, at end insert “not belonging to the same political group”

 

commons disagreement and amendment in lieu

 

The Commons disagree to Lords Amendment No. 4, but propose Amendment 4A in lieu—

4A

Page 17, line 14, at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

The provision included in the standing orders in compliance with

 

subsection (3) must (so far as it is reasonably practicable to do so) secure

 

that not more than one of the members of the Assembly Commission (other

 

than the Presiding Officer) belongs to any one political group.”

Clause 29

LORDS AMENDMENT NO. 5

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Page 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.”

 

commons disagreement and amendments in lieu

 

The Commons disagree to Lords Amendment No. 5, but propose Amendments 5A, 5B, 5C

 

and 5D in lieu—

5A

Page 18, line 9, leave out from beginning to first “the” in line 12 and insert—

 

“(1A)    

The provision must secure that the appointments to the places on each

 

committee are (if possible) determined by a resolution of the Assembly—

 

(a)    

which secures that its membership reflects (so far as is reasonably

 

practicable) the balance of the political groups to which Assembly

 

members belong, and

 

(b)    

which (if the motion for it is passed on a vote) has no effect unless

 

at least two-thirds of the Assembly members voting support it.

 

(2)    

The provision must secure that, if the membership of a committee is not so

 

determined—

 

(a)    

the person appointed to the first place on the committee is an

 

Assembly member belonging to the largest political group, and

 

(b)    

 ”


 
 

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5B

Page 18, line 38, after “of” insert “the provision made in compliance with”

5C

Page 19, line 1, leave out from “provision” to “the” in line 12 and insert “must

 

modify the operation of the provision made in compliance with subsections (1A)

 

to (7) with a view to securing that (so far as is reasonably practicable having regard

 

to the total number of places on committees)—

 

(a)    

every Assembly member who does not belong to a political group

 

is entitled to be a member of at least one committee, and

 

(b)    

5D

Page 19, line 16, after “under” insert “the”

Clause 30

LORDS AMENDMENT NO. 6

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Page 19, line 18, leave out “Audit Committee or Pwyllgor Archwilio” and insert

 

“Accounts Committee (or Pwyllgor Cyfrifon) or any other name that the Assembly

 

chooses to allow through its standing orders”

 

commons disagreement and amendment in lieu

 

The Commons disagree to Lords Amendments Nos. 6, 7, 8, 9, 19 and 20 but propose

 

Amendment 20A in lieu

 

LORDS AMENDMENT NO. 7

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Page 19, line 20, leave out “Audit” and insert “Accounts”

 

commons disagreement and amendment in lieu

 

The Commons disagree to Lords Amendments Nos. 6, 7, 8, 9, 19 and 20 but propose

 

Amendment 20A in lieu

 

LORDS AMENDMENT NO. 8

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Page 19, line 22, leave out “Audit” and insert “Accounts”

 

commons disagreement and amendment in lieu

 

The Commons disagree to Lords Amendments Nos. 6, 7, 8, 9, 19 and 20 but propose

 

Amendment 20A in lieu

 

LORDS AMENDMENT NO. 9

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Page 19, line 29, leave out “Audit” and insert “Accounts”

 

commons disagreement and amendment in lieu

 

The Commons disagree to Lords Amendments Nos. 6, 7, 8, 9, 19 and 20 but propose

 

Amendment 20A in lieu


 
 

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Clause 94

LORDS AMENDMENT NO. 17

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Page 51, line 42, at end insert “, provided that such an Order is not to the detriment

 

of those who have either benefited from or acted in reliance upon the state of the

 

law before the retrospective Order is made”

 

COMMONS DISAGREEMENT AND REASON

 

The Commons disagree to this Amendment for the following Reason—

17A

Because it is desirable that an Order in Council under clause 94 should be able to include

 

any provision having retrospective effect which appears appropriate

Clause 103

LORDS AMENDMENT NO. 18

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Page 57, line 37, leave out from “Parliament” to end of line 44

 

commons disagreement and reason

 

The Commons disagree to this Amendment for the following Reason—

18A

Because it is important that the Secretary of State should have discretion to refuse to lay

 

before Parliament an Order in Council for a referendum about the commencement of the

 

Assembly Act provisions which has been requested by the National Assembly for Wales

Clause 142

LORDS AMENDMENT NO. 19

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Page 78, line 13, leave out “Audit” and insert “Accounts”

 

commons disagreement and amendment in lieu

 

The Commons disagree to Lords Amendments Nos. 6, 7, 8, 9, 19 and 20 but propose

 

Amendment 20A in lieu

 

LORDS AMENDMENT NO. 20

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Page 78, line 19, leave out “Audit” and insert “Accounts”

 

commons disagreement and amendment in lieu

 

The Commons disagree to Lords Amendments Nos. 6, 7, 8, 9, 19 and 20 but propose

 

Amendment 20A in lieu—

20A

Page 19, line 19, at end insert “or by such other name as the Assembly may

 

determine; and, if the Assembly makes such a determination, references to the

 

committee in—

 

(a)    

any enactment (including any enactment comprised in or made

 

under this Act) or prerogative instrument, or


 
 

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(b)    

any other instrument or document,

 

    

have effect accordingly.”

Clause 149

LORDS AMENDMENT NO. 21

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Page 82, line 14, at end insert “, provided that such an Order is not to the detriment

 

of those who have either benefited from or acted in reliance upon the state of the

 

law before the retrospective Order is made”

 

commons disagreement and reason

 

The Commons disagree to this Amendment for the following Reason—

21A

Because it is desirable that an order under clause 149 should be able to include any

 

provision having retrospective effect which appears appropriate

Clause 150

LORDS AMENDMENT NO. 22

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Page 82, line 40, at end insert “, provided that such an Order is not to the detriment

 

of those who have either benefited from or acted in reliance upon the state of the

 

law before the retrospective Order is made”

 

commons disagreement and reason

 

The Commons disagree to this Amendment for the following Reason—

22A

Because it is desirable that an Order in Council under clause 150 should be able to include

 

any provision having retrospective effect which appears appropriate


 
 

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