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Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill [HL]


AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN COMMITTEE
[Supplementary to the Fourth Marshalled List]

Clause 11

LORD LIPSEY

90A*

Page 11, line 41, leave out from beginning to end of line 1 on page 12 and insert—

“(a) in England, the boundaries of counties, London boroughs, metropolitan boroughs and unitary authorities.”

90B*

Page 12, leave out line 6 and insert—

“(d) the boundaries of wards, electoral areas and electoral divisions.”

Clause 12

LORD LIPSEY

91B*

Page 13, line 16, at end insert “and comments thereon”

99ZA*

Page 13, leave out lines 19 to 22 and insert—

“(3) The representations received should be published by the Commission and a further period of 4 weeks allowed for comments to be submitted regarding any of those representations.””

99B*

Page 13, line 22, at end insert—

“( ) In relation to a report under section 3(1) that a Boundary Commission is required by section 3(2) to submit before 1 October 2013—

(a) a Boundary Commission shall make information available via their website, and if they see fit by other means, on their proposed general approach to the application of Schedule 2;

(b) representations with respect to this proposed general approach may be made to the Commission during a specified period of eight weeks; and

(c) the Commission shall take into consideration any such representations duly made prior to the provisional determination of any recommendations affecting any constituency.

( ) A Boundary Commission’s “proposed general approach” shall include, but need not be limited to—

(a) the processes by which they intend to seek to ensure the application of rule 2, and in the case of the Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland of rule 7, including the circumstances in which they will consider recommending that wards, electoral areas and divisions should be divided between two or more constituencies, and the information on which they intend to rely in determining how to carry out such a division, and

(b) the extent to which they intend to take into account each of the factors described in rule 5(1), and in the case of the Boundary Commission for England of rule 5(2).”

99C*

Page 13, line 22, at end insert—

“( ) Where a Boundary Commission has provisionally determined to make recommendations affecting any constituency—

(a) they shall take such steps as they see fit to inform people in the constituency of the effect of the proposed recommendations and that a copy of the recommendations is open to inspection at a specified place within the constituency.

(b) they shall make available via their website, and if they see fit by other means, copies of their proposed recommendations and information on their effect, together with such information as they have on the number of electorate in every sub-division of every ward, electoral division and electoral area in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, and

(c) representations with respect of the proposed recommendations may be made to the Commission by people whether inside or outside any given constituency during a specified period of 12 weeks, and the Commission shall take into consideration any such representations duly made.”