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Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill [HL]


MARSHALLED
LIST OF AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
ON REPORT

The amendments have been marshalled in accordance with the Order tabled for consideration on 7th February 2011, as follows—

Clauses 1 to 6
Schedule 9
Clauses 7 to 19
Schedules 1 to 8
Schedules 10 and 11

[Amendments marked * are new or have been altered]

Clause 1

LORD CAMPBELL-SAVOURS

1*

Page 1, leave out lines 10 and 11 and insert—

“should that system be changed and an enquiry established to select an alternative system?”

2*

Page 1, line 10, leave out ““alternative” and insert ““supplementary”

Clause 2

BARONESS HAYTER OF KENTISH TOWN

3*

Page 2, line 9, after “constituency,” insert—

“( ) persons who, on the date of the referendum, have attained the age of 16 and who would be entitled to vote as electors at the subsequent parliamentary election,”

LORD DUBS

4*

Page 2, line 23, at end insert—

“( ) This section shall not come into force until the disqualification of peers from voting as electors at parliamentary elections has been removed.”

Clause 4

LORD BOATENG

LORD KNIGHT OF WEYMOUTH

5*

Page 2, line 32, leave out subsection (1)

LORD DUBS

6*

Page 2, line 41, leave out subsection (4)

BARONESS HAYTER OF KENTISH TOWN

7*

Page 3, line 5, leave out “are to” and insert “may not”

Clause 5

LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON

LORD BACH

8*

Page 4, line 7, after “a” insert “referendum campaign”

9*

Page 4, line 11, at end insert—

“( ) Party election broadcasts during the referendum period will not be broadcast if they contain references to the merits of different electoral systems or to the referendum on the alternative vote system”

10*

Page 5, line 43, leave out “the Lord President of the Council or”

Clause 8

LORD DAVIES OF STAMFORD

11*

Page 6, line 21, leave out paragraph (a) and insert—

“( ) over one third of those eligible to vote in the referendum have voted in favour of the answer “Yes”, and”

LORD ELYSTAN-MORGAN

12*

Page 6, line 22, after ““No”” insert “and the total number of persons who have voted in the referendum is not less than 40% of the electorate”

LORD LIPSEY

LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON

LORD BACH

13*

Page 6, line 23, leave out paragraph (b)

BARONESS HAYTER OF KENTISH TOWN

14*

Page 6, line 28, after ““No”, insert “in any one of the four parts of the United Kingdom, or in total,”

LORD ELYSTAN-MORGAN

15*

Page 6, line 28, after ““No”” insert “and the total number of persons who have voted in the referendum is less than 40% of the electorate”

LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON

LORD BACH

16*

Page 6, line 30, leave out subsection (3)

Clause 10

LORD LIPSEY

17*

Page 8, line 29, leave out “fifth” and insert “tenth”

18*

Page 8, line 29, at end insert—

“( ) If in the event a general election is not held in 2015, or in one of the subsequent five-yearly intervals thereafter, the government shall set up an independent inquiry to recommend appropriate changes to the provisions of this Act.”

Clause 11

LORD LIPSEY

19*

Page 9, line 40, leave out “95%” and insert “90%”

20*

Page 9, line 41, leave out “105%” and insert “110%”

21*

Page 10, leave out lines 3 to 5 and insert—

“U

X

where U is the electorate of the United Kingdom minus the electorate of the constituencies mentioned in rule 6 or otherwise exempted from the equal constituencies provisions of this bill and X is 600 minus the number of constituencies exempted under rule 6 or otherwise under the provisions of this Act”

LORD DAVIES OF STAMFORD

22*

Page 10, line 30, at end insert—

“( ) Except in circumstances they judge to be exceptional, a Boundary Commission may not allow a ward to form part of more than one constituency.”

LORD TEVERSON

23*

Page 10, line 38, leave out from beginning to end of line 10 on page 11, and insert—

“Whole numbers of constituencies

(1) The following shall be allocated a whole number of constituencies by whichever Boundary Commission is responsible for them—

(a) Orkney Islands and Shetland Islands council areas;

(b) Comhairle nan Eilean Siar council area;

(c) the Isle of Wight county area;

(d) the County of Cornwall and Isles of Scilly council areas;

(e) the Highland council area;

(f) the Argyll and Bute council area.

(2) The number of seats to be allocated to each area shall be determined by dividing the electorate of the area or areas concerned by the United Kingdom electoral quota and rounding to the nearest whole number, and each area must be allocated at least one whole seat.”

LORD LIPSEY

24*

Page 11, line 5, at end insert—

“( ) a constituency named Brecon and Radnor, comprising the present constituency of Brecon and Radnor”

LORD TEVERSON

25*

Page 11, line 10, at end insert—

“Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

(1) All parts of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly must be included in constituencies which are wholly in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

(2) Rule 2 does not apply to these constituencies.”

LORD CAMPBELL-SAVOURS

LORD FOULKES OF CUMNOCK

26*

Page 12, line 16, leave out from ““electorate”” to end of line 20 and insert “for the purpose of this Act shall be deemed to be all those eligible to vote in relation to the United Kingdom”

LORD LIPSEY

27*

Page 12, leave out lines 28 to 36 and insert “the boundaries of wards, electoral areas and electoral divisions”

After Clause 12

LORD LIPSEY

28*

Insert the following new Clause—

“Assistant Commissioners’ report

(1) The Commission shall appoint Assistant Commissioners to report on and make recommendations emerging from the written representations submitted for each separate area that provisional recommendations have been published for.

(2) The report of each Assistant Commissioner shall be published by the Commission along with copies of all the representations received, before the Commission either publishes its revised recommendation for the area or confirms its provisional recommendations.”

Clause 14

LORD LIPSEY

29*

Page 15, line 14, at end insert “by the affirmative resolution procedure”

Clause 18

LORD TOUHIG

LORD ANDERSON OF SWANSEA

30*

Page 15, line 34, at end insert—

“( ) Notwithstanding any provision of this or any other Act, there shall be no change to the number or boundaries of constituencies in Wales unless the Assembly Act provisions as defined in Part 4 of the Government of Wales Act 2006 have come into force.”

Schedule 1

LORD LIPSEY

31*

Page 17, line 8, at end insert—

“The minimum period between the passing of this Act and the date of the referendum shall be six months.”

32*

Page 21, line 6, at end insert—

“( ) Those steps must include the preparation of an explanatory pamphlet.

( ) The leaflet shall be distributed, so far as is practicable, to all households in the United Kingdom.”

33*

Page 21, line 9, at end insert—

“( ) These steps shall include measures to ensure that all those wishing to vote and arriving at the polling station within the appointed hours are able to do so.”

34*

Page 21, line 9, at end insert—

“( ) Anyone arriving within the precincts of the polling station within the prescribed hours of opening who has not been able to cast their vote by the expiry of those prescribed hours shall nevertheless be permitted to cast their vote.”

Schedule 7

LORD LIPSEY

35*

Page 226, line 17, at end insert—

“( ) Priority shall be given to counting the ballots cast in the local, Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly elections over the counting of ballots in the referendum.”