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Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill [HL]


AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN COMMITTEE

Clause 1

LORD FOULKES OF CUMNOCK

Page 1, line 6, after “must” insert “not”

Page 2, line 4, at end insert—

“( ) In Scotland, a Gaelic version of the question is also to appear on the ballot papers.”

Clause 2

LORD FOULKES OF CUMNOCK

Page 2, line 19, at end insert “, or

(c) prisoners in jails in the United Kingdom serving sentences of less than 6 months”

Clause 4

LORD FOULKES OF CUMNOCK

Page 2, line 39, leave out subsection (3)

Clause 9

LORD ROOKER

Page 6, line 24, leave out from “preference” to end of line 30 and insert “and so on expressing a preference for each candidate on the ballot paper.””

Page 6, line 29, leave out from “mark” to end of line 30 and insert “up to a maximum of three preferences.””

Page 7, line 2, after “reallocated” insert “by the proportion of its preference (that is to say if the candidate was ranked 3 then one third of a vote, if ranked 4 then one quarter of a vote and so on)”

LORD FOULKES OF CUMNOCK

Page 7, line 42, at end insert “, Scottish Parliament, National Assembly of Wales and Northern Ireland Assembly”

Clause 11

LORD FOWLER

Page 9, line 23, after “6(2)”, insert “, 6A(2)”

LORD FOULKES OF CUMNOCK

Page 10, line 29, at end insert—

“( ) 5 constituencies in the City of Edinburgh council area”

LORD MARTIN OF SPRINGBURN

Page 10, line 29, at end insert—

“( ) a constituency named Argyll & Bute;”

Page 10, line 29, at end insert—

“( ) a constituency named the Isle of Wight;”

LORD FOWLER

Page 10, line 30, at end insert—

“Isle of Wight

6A (1) All parts of the Isle of Wight must be included in a constituency which is wholly in the Isle of Wight.

(2) Rule 2 does not apply to any such constituency.”

Clause 12

LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON

LORD BACH

Page 13, leave out lines 17 to 23 and insert—

“(2) A Boundary Commission may cause a local inquiry to be held for the purposes of a report under this Act where, on publication of a recommendation of a Boundary Commission for the alteration of any constituency, the Commission receive any representation objecting to the proposed recommendation from an interested authority or from a body of electors numbering one hundred or more.

(3) Where a local inquiry had been held under subsection (2), a Boundary Commission may, after considering the matters discussed at a local inquiry, the nature of the representations received under subsection (1) and any other relevant circumstances, decide that a further local inquiry is not justified.

(4) In subsection (2) above, “interested authority” and “elector” respectively mean, in relation to any recommendation, a local authority whose area is wholly or partly comprised in the constituencies affected by the recommendation, and a parliamentary elector for any of those constituencies.”

Schedule 1

LORD FOULKES OF CUMNOCK

Page 26, line 18, at end insert—

“( ) with the addition at the end of paragraph (b) of—

“(c) the petitioner’s interest alone shall be sufficient to enable a petition to be lodged””