House of Commons portcullis
House of Commons
Session 2000-2001
Publications on the internet
Private Business

Private Business in the House of Commons

Here you can browse the House of Commons Private Business Order Paper for Friday 22nd December 2000.



NOTICES RELATING TO PRIVATE BUSINESS DEPOSITED ON
THURSDAY 21ST DECEMBER 2000


MEMORANDUM

Opposed Private Business

Appointed for Consideration at Four o'clock During the Week ending

Saturday 13th January

[By direction of the Chairman of Ways and Means.]
for Thursday 11th January

Consideration of Bill, as amended

City of London (Ward Elections) Bill. (By Order.)

Mr Jeremy Corbyn
Mr John McDonnell
Mr Andrew Mackinlay
Mr Neil Gerrard
Mr Robert Marshall-Andrews
Ms Diane Abbott

    On Consideration of the City of London (Ward Elections) Bill, to move, That the Bill be considered upon this day six months.

Mr John McDonnell
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    To move the following New Clause--

    (Relevant Issues Commission and referenda)

    `( ).--(1)  A Relevant Issues Commission shall be appointed by the Secretary of State to determine which issues within the jurisdiction of the Corporation are of over-riding relevance to resident voters as defined by section 3(1)(b).

    (2)  Where an issue is deemed to be of over-riding relevance to the resident voters by the Commission, the Corporation shall be empowered to consult those voters by means of a referendum.

    (3)  A referendum under subsection (2) above shall be mandatory upon the Corporation where a petition requesting consultation has been presented to it which has been signed by no less than two-thirds of the voters as defined by section 3(1)(b).

    (4)  The results of any referenda conducted under subsections (2) and (3) above shall be binding upon the Corporation.'.

Mr Andrew Mackinlay
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    To move the following New Clause--

    (Statement of compatibility with the European Convention on Human Rights)

    `(  ).--(1)  Section 3 of the Act shall not have force until the Secretary of State has made a statement to the effect that in his view the provisions of the Act are compatible with the Convention rights.'.


Mr John McDonnell
1 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 1, line 15 [Clause 1], after `Elections' insert `and Appointment of Voters'.

Mr John McDonnell
2 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 1, line 15 [Clause 1], after `Elections' insert `and Business Appointments'.

Mr John McDonnell
7 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 1, line 18 [Clause 2], at end insert--

    `"business electoral college" means a body comprising voters appointed under section 3(1)(c) with responsibility for electing the business voters entitled to vote in ward elections.'.

Mr John McDonnell
3 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 1, line 19 [Clause 2], leave out `City of London' and insert--

    `the geographical area administered by the City Corporation'.

Mr John McDonnell
8 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 1, line 19 [Clause 2], at end insert--

    "`employees' electoral college" means a body comprising voters appointed under section 3(1)(d) with responsibility for electing the employees' voters entitled to vote in ward elections.'.

Mr Andrew Mackinlay
11 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 1, line 19 [Clause 2], at end insert--

    "`the Convention rights" has the same meaning as in the Human Rights Act 1998.'.


Mr John McDonnell
4 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 2, line 8 [Clause 2], leave out from `director' to end of line and insert `or employee'.

Mr John McDonnell
5 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 2, [Clause 2], leave out lines 9 to 11.

Mr John McDonnell
6 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 2, line 14 [Clause 2], at end insert--

    "`relevant employee" means a person whose principal or only place of work on the qualifying date is ordinarily the hereditament in respect of which the entitlement to appoint a voter arises and who works for that qualifying body.'.

Mr John McDonnell
9 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 2, line 14 [Clause 2], at end insert--

    "`relevant issues" means issues within the jurisdiction of the Corporation which are determined by a Commission established by the Secretary of State under this Act to be of over-riding relevance to residents of the wards or as relevant to business voters.'.

Mr John McDonnell
10 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 2, line 14 [Clause 2], at end insert--

    "`Relevant Issues Commission" means a body established by the Secretary of State under the powers of this Act to determine which issues within the jurisdiction of the Corporation are of over-riding relevance to residents of the wards or to business voters.'.

Mr John McDonnell
12 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 2, line 19 [Clause 2], leave out subsection (2).

Mr John McDonnell
13 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 2, line 25 [Clause 3], at beginning insert--

    `(  )  This section shall not come into force until the Corporation has presented to the Secretary of State a report on the benefits which its provisions will bring to the Greater London area and to Londoners; and the Secretary of State has laid that report before Parliament and has published a notice that it has been laid in the London Gazette.'.

Mr John McDonnell
14 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 2, line 28 [Clause 3], leave out from beginning to end of line 31.

Mr John McDonnell
15 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 2, line 31 [Clause 3], leave out `200' and insert `1,000,000'.

Mr John McDonnell
16 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 2, line 32 [Clause 3], leave out from `ward' to end of line 37.

Mr John McDonnell
17 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 2, line 32 [Clause 3], after `ward' insert--

    `or is a resident of a ward within a London borough, where the ward has a common ward boundary with a ward of the City of London'.

Mr John McDonnell
18 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 2, line 32 [Clause 3], after `ward' insert--

    `or in any ward in any London borough in which the City of London Corporation owns and manages property or facilities for public use other than the Traffic Control Systems Unit.'.

Mr John McDonnell
19 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 2, line 33 [Clause 3], leave out from `person' to second `a' and insert--

    `elected from the busines electoral college comprising voters appointed by'.

Mr John McDonnell
56 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 2, line 33 [Clause 3], leave out from `person' to `ordinarily' in line 34 and insert--

    `elected from the business electoral college comprising voters appointed by the qualifying bodies which are'.

Mr John McDonnell
20 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 2, line 37 [Clause 3], leave out `200' and insert `1,000,000'.

Mr John McDonnell
21 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 2, line 37 [Clause 3], after `200' insert--

    `and which has conducted a ballot of its relevant employees to determine the person to be appointed as a voter.'.

Mr John McDonnell
22 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 2, line 37 [Clause 3], at end insert--

    `(d) is a person elected from the employees' electoral college comprising voters who are employees of a qualifying body which is ordinarly in occupation for relevant purposes as owner or tenant of the whole or part of a hereditament situated in that ward which is shown in the local non-domestic rating list as having a reateable value of not less than 200.'.

Mr John McDonnell
57 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 2, line 37 [Clause 3], at end insert--

    `(e)  the employees' electoral college shall reflect the range of occupations operating within the City of London, and shall comprise relevant occupational constituencies for which an employee must register based upon his/her principal occupation as defined under the DfEE Standard Occupational Classification Major Groups; and the proportion of voters to be elected from an occupational constituency shall be determined in proportion to the number of employees registering for a particular occupational constituency in relation to the total registrations.'.

Mr John McDonnell
58 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 2, line 37 [Clause 3], at end insert--

    `(f)  the business electoral college shall reflect the range of business activity within the City, and shall comprise relevant business operational constituencies for which a qualifying body must register based upon its principal business operation; and the proportion of voters to be elected from a business operational consituency will be determined in proportion to the number of qualifying bodies registering for a particular business operational constituency in relation to the total registrations.'.

Mr John McDonnell
23 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 2, line 37 [Clause 3], at end insert--

    `(1A) The number of business voters elected from the business electoral college shall be no more than 2000.'.

Mr John McDonnell
24 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 2, line 37 [Clause 3], at end insert--

    `(1B) The number of employee voters elected from the employees' electoral college shall be no more than 2000.'.

Mr John McDonnell
59 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 2, line 41 [Clause 3], at end insert--

    `(2A)--(1)  For the election of voters to represent the business operational and occupational constituencies within the electoral colleges, each vote in the poll shall be a single transferable vote.

    (2)  A single transferable vote is a vote-- jf110(a)  capable of being given so as to indicate the voter's order of preference for the candidates for election as members for the constituency; and jf110(b)  capable of being transferred to the next choice when the vote is not needed to give a prior choice to the necessary quota of votes or when a prior choice is eliminated from the list of candidates because of a deficiency in the number of votes given for him.'.

Mr John McDonnell
25 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 2, line 44 [Clause 3], leave out from second `year' to end of line and insert--

    `determined by ballot of the voters qualified to vote as in section 3(1)(b) above.'.


Mr John McDonnell
26 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 3, line 1 [Clause 3], leave out paragraph (b).

Mr John McDonnell
27 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 3, line 8 [Clause 3], leave out from `greater' to end of line 9 and insert `number of employees of the qualifying body.'.

Mr John McDonnell
28 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 3, line 17 [Clause 3], after `values,' insert `the number of relevant employees'.

Mr John McDonnell
29 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 3, line 18 [Clause 3], at end insert `subject to subsections (1A) and (1B) above'.

Mr John McDonnell
30 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 3, line 22 [Clause 3], after `Elections' insert `and Appointment of Voters'.

Mr Andrew Mackinlay
31 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 3, line 22 [Clause 3], at end insert--

    `(8A) This section shall not come into effect until the Corporation has reported to the Secretary of State that it has by a referendum gained consent to the qualification set out in subsection 3(1) above; and those entitled to vote in the referendum shall be those listed on the electoral register as resident in a ward of the City on the day that notice of the referendum is given.'.

Mr John McDonnell
32 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 3, line 25 [Clause 4], leave out from `shall' to end of line 27 and insert `conduct a ballot of all relevant employees to elect its voter or voters.'.

Mr John McDonnell
33 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 3, line 27 [Clause 4], after `workforce' insert `including gender, race and disability.'.

Mr John McDonnell
34 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 3, line 27 [Clause 4], after `workforce' insert--

    `in consultation with the Commission for Racial Equality, Women's National Commission and any other bodies designated by the Secretary of State.'.

Mr John McDonnell
35 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 3, line 27 [Clause 4], after `workforce' insert--

    `subject to the verification to this effect of the Commission for Racial Equality and any other such bodies which shall be designated from time to time by the Secretary of State.'.

Mr John McDonnell
36 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 3, line 27 [Clause 4], after `workforce' insert--

    `and to this end will conduct a ballot of its workforce to elect that person or persons to serve as a voter or voters for that qualifying body'.

Mr Andrew Mackinlay
37 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 3, line 27 [Clause 4], at end insert--

    `and such appointments shall be made following consultation with the recognised Trade Unions or a body or bodies representing staff, or any proportion of staff.'.


Mr John McDonnell
38 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 4, line 2 [Clause 5], after `months' insert--

    `; and

    (c)  he has submitted a declaration to the Town Clerk of interests and membership of any bodies, including masonic lodges, which may lead to any conflict of interest as a voter.'.

Mr John McDonnell
39 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 4, line 3 [Clause 5], leave out subsection (3).

Mr John McDonnell
40 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 4, line 9 [Clause 5], leave out subsection (4).

Mr John McDonnell
41 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 4, line 12 [Clause 5], leave out subsection (5).

Mr John McDonnell
42 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 4, line 24 [Clause 7], leave out `5' and insert `2'.

Mr John McDonnell
43 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 4, line 29 [Clause 7], after `require' insert `but no later than every two years after the laying before Parliament of the previous report'.

Mr Andrew Mackinlay
44 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 4, line 30 [Clause 7], at end insert--

    `(2A) Prior to the preparation of any report under subsection (1) or (2) above, each voter qualified under section 3(1)(b) shall be sent a notice by the Town Clerk inviting representations within a period of twenty-eight days; and any such representation received shall be listed in the report, and kept available for public inspection and duplication for six months from the date of publication of the report.'.

Mr John McDonnell
45 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 5, line 3 [Clause 8], leave out `appoint' and insert `elect'.

Mr John McDonnell
46 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 5, line 6 [Clause 8], leave out `appointed' and insert `elected'.


Mr John McDonnell
47 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 6, line 7 [Schedule 1], leave out `appoint' and insert `elect'.

Mr John McDonnell
48 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 6, line 8 [Schedule 1], leave out from `scale:' to end of line 23 and insert--

Number of Relevant Employees Maximum Number of Persons whom that Body may Elect
Up to 1,0001.
For every 1,000 over the first 1,0001 for every thousand relevant employees.

Mr John McDonnell
49 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 6, line 8 [Schedule 1], leave out from `scale:' to end of line 23 and insert--

    `One voter for the first 1,000,000 rateable value and one voter for every 1,000,000 rateable value hereditament thereafter up to a maximum of 10 voters.'.

Mr John McDonnell
50 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 6, line 26 [Schedule 1], leave out `rateable value' and insert `number of relevant employees'.


Mr John McDonnell
51 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 1, line 3 [Preamble], after `(c.x)' insert `and is not based upon universal adult suffrage'.

Mr John McDonnell
52 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 1, line 4 [Preamble], leave out `expedient' and insert `in the interests of certain commercial occupiers of premises within the City of London'.

Mr John McDonnell
53 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 1, line 4 [Preamble], leave out `expedient' and insert `open to debate'.

Mr John McDonnell
54 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 1, line 7 [Preamble], leave out `expedient' and insert `open to debate'.

Mr John McDonnell
55 Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page 1, [Long title], after `elections' insert `and the appointment of voters'.

 

previous page

 
House of Commons home page Houses of Parliament home page House of Lords home page search page enquiries index

Parliamentary copyright 2000
Prepared 21st December 2000