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NOTICES RELATING TO PRIVATE BUSINESS DEPOSITED ON
THURSDAY 24TH JANUARY 2002


Ministerial Report

under SO169a, on the statement of opinion required by SO38(3)

   Mersey Tunnels Bill

Ms Sally Keeble, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, has made the following report:

      

    'I believe the promoters have undertaken a full assessment of the compatibility of their proposals with the European Convention on Human Rights and I see no need to dispute their conclusions'.


MEMORANDUM

Opposed Private Business

Appointed for Consideration at Seven o'clock During the Week ending
Saturday 2nd February

[By direction of the Chairman of Ways and Means.]
for Monday 28th January

Consideration of Bill, as amended

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

John McDonnell
Jeremy Corbyn
Mr Kelvin Hopkins
John Cryer
Ms Diane Abbott
Mr Alan Simpson
Mr Neil Gerrard

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

Amendment to be proposed (by the promoters)

Page      2,      line      25      [Clause      3],      leave out subsection (1) and insert—

149

    '(1)  Section 6 of the 1957 Act (qualifications of voters at ward elections) shall be amended as follows—

    (a)  After subsection (1)(b) there shall be inserted—

    "or

    (c)  Afterare persons appointed in writing as voters by a qualifying body which ordinarily occupies as owner or tenant any premises situated in that ward, being premises in respect of which the right to appoint one or more voters depends on the size of the workforce there;".

    (b)  After subsection (2) there shall be inserted—

      "(3)  In this section 'occupies' shall be construed in accordance with subsection (1) of section (2) of the City of London (Ward Elections) Act 2002; and 'qualifying body' and 'workforce' have the respective meanings given by that subsection.".

(1A)  The extent of the right to appoint mentioned in section 6(1)(c) of the 1957 Act as depending on the size of the workforce shall be—

    (a)  one for a workforce of up to 5, plus one for every 5 by which a workforce exceeds 5, up to a workforce of 50; and

    (b)  for a workforce that exceeds 50, the number given by paragraph (a), of this subsection plus 1 for every 50 of that excess.

(1B)  In the case of a workforce of over 5 whose number is not exactly divisible by 5 or 50, as the case may be, the remainder shall be disregarded for the purposes of subsection (1A) above.'.

As Amendments to the Promoters' proposed Amendment (Amendment 149)

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn
    Mr Kelvin Hopkins
    John Cryer
    Ms Diane Abbott
    Mr Alan Simpson
    Mr Neil Gerrard

(a)

*    Line      5,      leave out from 'persons' to 'a' and insert 'elected as voters by a ballot of the workforce of'.

(b)

*    Line      5,      leave out from 'persons' to 'a' and insert 'elected as voters subject to (1C) below, by a ballot of the workforce of'.

(c)

*    Line      6,      leave out from 'ordinarily' to 'situated' and insert 'works within any workplace'.

(d)

*    Line      16,      after first '5', insert 'trade union members'.

(e)

*    Line      16,      after second '5', insert 'trade union members'.

(f)

*    Line      17,      after '5', insert 'trade union members'.

(g)

*    Line      17,      after '50', insert 'trade union members'.

(h)

*    Line      18,      after '50', insert 'trade union members'.

(i)

*    Line      19,      after '50', insert 'trade union members'.

(j)

*    Line      19,      at end insert—

    '(c)   the number of trade union members in the workforce shall be reported annually to the town clerk by the trade unions whose members comprise the workforce'.

(k)

*    Line      20,      after first '5', insert 'trade union members'.

(l)

*    Line      22,      at end insert—

    '(1C)(1)   For the election of voters under 1(c) above 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; and

      (b)   capable of being transferred to the next choice when the vote is not needed to give a prior choice 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.'.

(m)

*    Line      22,      at end insert—

    '(1C)   The qualifying body shall submit before 1st September next after the passing of this Act and before each subsequent 1st September to the town clerk a list of the names of all persons comprising the workforce of the qualifying body'.

    [For further Amendments, see pp. 88 to 115 of the Notice Paper relating to Private Business.]

    Withdrawal of Amendment

    The promoters of the City of London (Ward Elections) Bill have withdrawn their amendment No. 9 (Private Business Notice Paper page 96).

 

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