Electoral Registration and Administration Bill

AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN COMMITTEE

Clause 2

LORD RENNARD

LORD TYLER

 

Page 2, line 32, after “description)” insert “, and must require a registration to an officer to impose a civil penalty (under section 9E of the Representation of the People Act 1983) where a person refuses to give information prescribed in regulations under this section”

 

Page 2, line 36, after “applications” insert “, including, in particular, reference to the civil penalty that may be imposed on a person under section 9E of the Representation of the People Act”

Schedule 2

LORD RENNARD

LORD TYLER

 

Page 17, line 15, at end insert—

“(1A) Provision under sub-paragraph (1) must authorise or require institutions providing secondary education (as defined by section 2A of the Education Act 1996), the Student Loans Company Limited, the Driver Vehicle Licensing Agency, tenancy deposit schemes (as defined by section 212 of the Housing Act 2004), and credit referencing agencies (as defined by section 145(8) of the Consumer Credit Act 1974), to disclose information to another person for the purpose of assisting a registration officer in Great Britain.”

Clause 5

LORD RENNARD

LORD TYLER

 

Page 5, line 2, leave out “may” and insert “must”

 

Page 5, line 12, leave out “may” and insert “must”

Schedule 4

LORD RENNARD

LORD TYLER

 

Page 21, line 23, leave out “, so far as is reasonably practicable,”

Schedule 5

LORD RENNARD

LORD TYLER

 

Page 31, line 5, leave out paragraph 17

Before Clause 13

LORD RENNARD

LORD TYLER

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Provision for polling to take place at weekends

(1) Section 1 of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 (polling days for parliamentary general elections) is amended as follows.

(2) In subsection (2), leave out “The polling day” and insert “Polling”.

(3) In subsection (2), leave out “7 May 2015” and insert “conducted over the course of one day, or two consecutive days, between 2 May 2015 and 10 May 2015 inclusive”.

(4) In subsection (3), leave out “The polling day” and insert “Polling”.

(5) In subsection (3), leave out “the first Thursday” and insert “conducted over the course of one day, or two consecutive days, and in the first ten days”.

(6) In subsection (3), after “day” in the third line insert “or days”.

(7) In subsection (4)—

(a) leave out “the polling day” and insert “polling had been conducted”,

(b) in paragraph (a) leave out “was appointed”,

(c) for paragraph (b) substitute—

“(b) was conducted before the first weekend in May”.

(8) In subsection (5), after “day” insert “or days”.

(9) In subsection (5), leave out “is” and insert “are”.

(10) In subsection (7), after “day” insert “or days”.

(11) After subsection (7) insert—

“(8) The Prime Minister must by order made by statutory instrument specify the day, or days, on which polling is to be conducted under subsection (2) by 31 January 2014.

(9) The Prime Minister must by order made by statutory instrument specify the day, or days, on which polling is to be conducted under subsection (3) by a date no later than 15 months before the first weekend in May in the fifth calendar year following that in which polling had been conducted for the previous parliamentary general election.””

Clause 25

LORD RENNARD

LORD TYLER

 

Page 14, line 17, at end insert—

“(1A) Part 2 to Schedule 5 of this Act comes into force on such a day as the Minister may by statutory instrument appoint.

(1B) A statutory instrument containing an order under subsection (1A) (whether alone or with other provision) may not be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.

(1C) A draft of an instrument under subsection (1A) must be laid before 18 December 2014.”

Prepared 24th October 2012