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Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill [HL]


AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN COMMITTEE

Clause 1

LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON

LORD BACH

Page 1, line 6, leave out “on 5 May 2011” and insert “between 6 and 18 months after Royal Assent, on a day to be specified by order subject to the approval of both Houses following a consultation undertaken by the Electoral Commission.”

Page 1, line 6, at end insert—

“( ) The date of the referendum shall not coincide with any poll or polls for any parliamentary assembly or regularly held local government elections.”

Clause 4

LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON

LORD BACH

The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 4 stand part of the Bill.

Clause 7

LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON

LORD BACH

Page 5, line 27, leave out “the Lord President of the Council or”

Clause 8

LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON

LORD BACH

Leave out Clause 8 and insert the following new Clause—

“Result of the referendum and any further action

The Minister must report the result of the referendum to Parliament on the first day that Parliament sits 14 days after certification of the result of the poll has been issued by the Chief Counting Officer.”

Clause 9

LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON

LORD BACH

The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 9 stand part of the Bill.

Clause 10

LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON

LORD BACH

The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 10 stand part of the Bill.

Clause 11

LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON

LORD BACH

The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 11 stand part of the Bill.

After Clause 11

LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON

LORD BACH

Insert the following new Clause—

“Variation in limit of number of holders of ministerial offices

(1) The House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 is amended as follows.

(2) For section 2(1) substitute—

“(1) The number of holders of offices specified in Schedule 2 to this Act (in this section referred to as Ministerial offices) entitled to sit and vote in the House of Commons at any one time, whether paid or unpaid, must not exceed 95 if the number of constituencies in the United Kingdom is 650.”

(3) After section 2(1) insert—

“(1A) If the number of constituencies in the United Kingdom decreases below 650, the limit on the number of holders of Ministerial offices entitled to sit and vote in the House of Commons referred to in section 2(1) must be decreased by at least a proportionate amount.”

(4) In subsection (2), after “subsection” (1)”, insert “or subsection (1A)”.”

Clause 12

LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON

LORD BACH

The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 12 stand part of the Bill.

Clause 13

LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON

LORD BACH

The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 13 stand part of the Bill.

Clause 18

LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON

LORD BACH

Page 15, line 12, at end insert—

“( ) Part 1 of this Act shall not come into force until the Electoral Commission has certified that every local authority has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that the electoral register is as complete and accurate as possible.”