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Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill

MARSHALLED LIST FOR CONSIDERATION OF commons reasons AND

AMENDMENTS

[The page and line references are to HL Bill 26, the bill as first printed for the Lords.]

MOTION A

LORDS AMENDMENTS 1 AND 8

Clause 1

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Page 1, line 5, at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

If less than 40% of the electorate vote in the referendum, the result shall not

 

be binding.”

 

COMMONS DISAGREEMENT AND REASON

 

The Commons disagree to Lords Amendment No. 1, for the following Reason—

1A

Because the outcome of the referendum should be determined by those who vote in it and

 

should not depend on how many do not vote.

Clause 7

8

Page 5, line 36, at end insert—

 

“( )    

In section 1(1A)—

 

(a)    

“the electorate” is defined as those persons entitled to vote in the

 

referendum, as defined in section 2;

 

(b)    

the turnout figure is to be calculated on the basis that 100% turnout

 

is defined as the total number of individuals who are entitled to

 

vote in the referendum, as defined in section 2; and

 

(c)    

“vote” is defined as votes counted under Part 1 of this Act.”

 
 
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COMMONS DISAGREEMENT AND REASON

 

The Commons disagree to Lords Amendment No. 8, for the following Reason—

8A

Because the outcome of the referendum should be determined by those who vote in it and

 

should not depend on how many do not vote.

 

A

 

Lord McNally to move, That this House do not insist on its Amendments 1 and

 

8 to which the Commons have disagreed for their Reasons 1A and 8A.

 

 

A1

 

Lord Rooker to move, as an amendment to Motion A, leave out from “House” to

 

end and insert “do insist on its Amendments 1 and 8”.

 

 

MOTION B

 

LORDS AMENDMENTS 16 AND 19

Clause 11

16

Page 9, line 23, after “4(2),” insert “5A,”

 

COMMONS DISAGREEMENT AND REASON

 

The Commons disagree to Lords Amendment No. 16, for the following Reason—

16A

Because the amendments would produce too much variation in the electorate of

 

constituencies and would result in a system that was unduly difficult to operate.

19

Page 10, line 22, at end insert—

 

“Exceptional circumstances

 

5A         

If, but only if, a Boundary Commission are satisfied that—

 

(a)    

it is necessary to do so in order to achieve a viable

 

constituency, and

 

(b)    

such necessity arises from special geographical

 

considerations or local ties, as defined in rule 5(1)(a) or (d)

 

above, of an exceptionally compelling nature,

 

            

the Boundary Commission may decide that the electorate of the

 

constituency shall be—

 

no less than 92.5% of the United Kingdom electoral quota;

 

and

 

no more than 107.5% of that quota.”

 

COMMONS DISAGREEMENT AND REASON

 

The Commons disagree to Lords Amendment No. 19, for the following Reason—

19A

Because the amendments would produce too much variation in the electorate of

 

constituencies and would result in a system that was unduly difficult to operate.

 
 

 
 

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B

 

Lord McNally to move, That this House do not insist on its Amendments 16 and

 

19 to which the Commons have disagreed for their Reasons 16A and 19A.

 

 

B1

 

Lord Pannick to move, as an amendment to Motion B, leave out from “House”

 

to end and insert “do insist on its Amendments 16 and 19”.

 

 

MOTION C

 

LORDS AMENDMENTS 17 AND 20

Clause 11

17

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

20

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.”

 

COMMONS DISAGREEMENT AND AMENDMENTS IN LIEU

 

The Commons disagree to Lords Amendments Nos. 17 and 20, but propose Amendments

 

20A to 20E in lieu.

20A

Page 9, line 25, leave out “598” and insert “596”

20B

Page 10, line 24, at beginning insert—

 

  “(A1)  

There shall be two constituencies in the Isle of Wight.”

20C

Page 11, line 24, leave out “accordingly the” and insert “accordingly—

 

(a)    

the electorate of England shall be treated for the purposes of this

 

rule as reduced by the electorate of the constituencies mentioned

 

in rule 6(A1);

 

(b)    

the”

20D

Page 11, line 25, leave out “those constituencies” and insert “the constituencies

 

mentioned in rule 6(1)”

20E

Page 12, line 35, leave out “the whole or” and insert “any”

 

C

 

Lord McNally to move, That this House do not insist on its Amendments 17 and

 

20 to which the Commons have disagreed, and do agree with the Commons in

 

their Amendments 20A to 20E in lieu.

 

 
 

 
 

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