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PRIVATE BUSINESS FOR THURSDAY 18TH JANUARY 2001


After Prayers

Private Business


    Note: Private business is not debated at this time, and may not be proceeded with if opposed.

Further Consideration of Bill, as amended

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

    On Further Consideration of the City of London (Ward Elections) Bill, as amended, to move:

Mr John McDonnell7
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 McDonnell3
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 McDonnell8
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 Mackinlay11
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 McDonnell75
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page      2,      line      6      [Clause 2], leave out from 'there' to end of line 11.

Mr John McDonnell66
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page      2,      line      6      [Clause 2], after 'there' insert—

    'for a period of no less than 5 years prior to the qualifying date'.

Mr John McDonnell4
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

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

Mr John McDonnell76
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page      2,      line      8      [Clause 2], leave out from 'officer' to end of line 11 and insert 'or employee'

Mr John McDonnell5
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page      2,      line      9       [Clause 2], leave out from beginning to end of line 11.

Mr John McDonnell69
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page      2,      line      12       [Clause 2], leave out from beginning to end of line 14.

Mr John McDonnell60
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page      2,      line      14       [Clause 2], after '(c. 39)' insert—

    'or a church, religious body, voluntary sector or community organisation which has registered as a charity under the Charities Act 1993'.

Mr John McDonnell61
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page      2,      line      14       [Clause 2], after '(c. 39)' insert—

    'or a trade union certificated under section one of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992'.

Mr John McDonnell6
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 McDonnell9
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 McDonnell10
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 McDonnell77
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page      2,      line      18      [Clause 2], leave out from first 'body' to end of line.

Mr John McDonnell12
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

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

Mr John McDonnell78
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page      2,      line      20      [Clause 2], leave out from 'tenant' to end of line 22.

Mr John McDonnell13
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 McDonnell62
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

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

    ' ( ) This section shall not come into force until the Corporation of the City of London has consulted the Mayor and Greater London Assembly elected under the Greater London Authority Act 1999, on its provisions, and has published a report on the issues raised by the Mayor and Greater London Assembly and the Corporation's response.'.

Mr John McDonnell63
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

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

    ' ( ) This section shall not come into force until the Corporation of the City of London has consulted the Mayor and Greater London Assembly elected under the Greater London Authority Act 1999, on its provisions, and has secured the approval of the Mayor for its implementation.'.

Mr John McDonnell64
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

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

    ' ( ) This section shall not come into force until the Corporation of the City of London has consulted the residents of the City and has secured their majority approval by means of a referendum.'.

Mr John McDonnell14
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

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

Mr John McDonnell67
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page      2,      line      28      [Clause 3], leave out 'is ordinarily in occupation' and insert—

    'has been ordinarily in occupation for no less than 5 years'.

Mr John McDonnell82
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page      2,      line      28      [Clause 3], leave out 'or tenant'.

Mr John McDonnell15
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

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

Mr John McDonnell79
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page      2,      line      31      [Clause 3], leave out '£200' and insert '£500'.

Mr John McDonnell16
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

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

Mr John McDonnell17
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 McDonnell18
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 McDonnell19
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 McDonnell56
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 McDonnell68
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page      2,      line      34       [Clause 3], leave out 'is ordinarily in occupation' and insert—

    'has been ordinarily in occupation for no less than 5 years'.

Mr John McDonnell83
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page      2,      line      34      [Clause 3], leave out 'or tenant'.

Mr John McDonnell20
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

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

Mr John McDonnell80
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page      2,      line      37      [Clause 3], leave out '£200' and insert '£500'.

Mr John McDonnell21
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 McDonnell84
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page      2,      line      37      [Clause 3], after '£200' insert—

    'following a ballot of its shareholders or members to determine the appointment of the person appointed as its voter'.

Mr John McDonnell65
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

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

    ' (d) is a person who has been an employee of a qualifying body for no less than two years.'.

Mr John McDonnell22
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 ordinarily 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 rateable value of not less than £200.'.

Mr John McDonnell58
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

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

    ' (1A)    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 constituency 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 McDonnell57
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

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

    ' (1B)    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 McDonnell23
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

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

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

Mr John McDonnell24
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

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

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

Mr John McDonnell81
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page      2,      line      40      [Clause 3], after 'year,' insert—

    'except for electors appointed under subsections 3(1)(a) and 3(1)(c) above, for whom the qualifying date is 1st September in the second preceding year,'.

Mr John McDonnell59
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— (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(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 McDonnell25
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 McDonnell26
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

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

Mr John McDonnell27
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 McDonnell70
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page      3,      line      10      [Clause 3], leave out from beginning to end of line 18.

Mr John McDonnell28
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

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

Mr John McDonnell29
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

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

Mr John McDonnell30
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

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

Mr Andrew Mackinlay31
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 McDonnell71
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page      3,      line      24      leave out Clause 4.

Mr John McDonnell32
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 McDonnell33

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

Mr John McDonnell34
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 McDonnell35
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 McDonnell36
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 Mackinlay37
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 McDonnell72
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page      3,      line      33      leave out Clause 5.

Mr John McDonnell38
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 McDonnell39
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

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

Mr John McDonnell40
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

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

Mr John McDonnell41
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

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

Mr John McDonnell42
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

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

Mr John McDonnell43
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 Mackinlay44
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 McDonnell45
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

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

Mr John McDonnell46
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

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

Mr John McDonnell73
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page      6,      line      6      [Schedule 1], leave out from beginning to end of line 34 on page 7.

Mr John McDonnell47
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

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

Mr John McDonnell48
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

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

Number of Relevant EmployeesMaximum 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 McDonnell49
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 McDonnell50
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

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

Mr John McDonnell74
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

    Page      8,       line      25      [Schedule 1], leave out paragraph 14.

Mr John McDonnell55
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

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

 

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