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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 1st March 2001

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE


HOUSE OF COMMONS (REMOVAL OF CLERGY DISQUALIFICATION) BILL

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe

14

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     5,     at beginning insert 'Subject to subsection (1A),'.

   

Mr Michael Fallon
Mr Eric Forth

1

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     5,     leave out 'is not' and insert 'shall not be'.

   

Mr Michael Fallon
Mr Eric Forth

2

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     6,     leave out 'merely'.

   

Mr Michael Fallon
Mr Eric Forth

13

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     6,     after 'ordained', insert 'to the office of priest or deacon'.

   

Mr Eric Forth

12

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     7,     after 'minister', insert '(or the recognised equivalent)'.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe

15

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     7,     at end insert—

    '(1A) A person is disqualified from being or being elected as a member of the House of Commons if—

    (a) he has been ordained to the office of priest or deacon in accordance with any form of episcopal ordination, and

    (b) he is practising as a priest or deacon.'.

   

Mr Michael Fallon
Mr Eric Forth

3

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     8,     leave out 'But'.

   

Mr Michael Fallon
Mr Eric Forth

4

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     9,     at end insert 'or Bishop of the Church of England'.

     As an Amendment to Mr Michael Fallon's proposed Amendment (No. 4) (Clause 1, page 1, line 9):

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr John Bercow

(a)

Line     1,     after first 'of', insert 'a see in'.

   

Mr Michael Fallon
Mr Eric Forth

5

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     10,     leave out 'Accordingly'.


   

Mr Michael Fallon
Mr Eric Forth

11

Clause     2,     page     1,     line     17,     at end insert—

    '(1A) This Act shall come into force on the day after the general election for the Parliament after that in which it is passed, and shall apply only to persons elected to the House of Commons after that date.'.


   

Mr Michael Fallon
Mr Eric Forth

6

Schedule     1,     page     2,     line     8,     at end insert 'or Bishop of the Church of England'.

     As an Amendment to Mr Michael Fallon's proposed Amendment (No. 6) (Schedule 1, page 2, line 8):

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr John Bercow

(a)

Line     1,     after first 'of', insert 'a see in'.

   

Mr Michael Fallon
Mr Eric Forth

7

Schedule     1,     page     2,     line     13,     at end insert 'or Bishop of the Church of England'.

     As an Amendment to Mr Michael Fallon's proposed Amendment (No. 7) (Schedule 1, page 2, line 13):

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr John Bercow

(a)

Line     1,     after first 'of', insert 'a see in'.

   

Mr Michael Fallon
Mr Eric Forth

8

Schedule     1,     page     2,     line     18,     at end insert 'or Bishop of the Church of England'.

     As an Amendment to Mr Michael Fallon's proposed Amendment (No. 8) (Schedule 1, page 2, line 18):

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr John Bercow

(a)

Line     1,     after first 'of', insert 'a see in'.

   

Mr Michael Fallon
Mr Eric Forth

9

Schedule     1,     page     2,     line     23,     at end insert 'or Bishop of the Church of England'.

     As an Amendment to Mr Michael Fallon's proposed Amendment (No. 9) (Schedule 1, page 2, line 23):

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr John Bercow

(a)

Line     1,     after first 'of', insert 'a see in'.

   

Mr Michael Fallon
Mr Eric Forth

10

Schedule     1,     page     2,     line     28,     at end insert 'or Bishop of the Church of England'.

     As an Amendment to Mr Michael Fallon's proposed Amendment (No. 10) (Schedule 1, page 2, line 28):

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr John Bercow

(a)

Line     1,     after first 'of', insert 'a see in'.


 
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