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PRIVATE BUSINESS FOR
MONDAY 15 APRIL 2002


At Seven o'clock

Private Business set down under Standing Order No. 20.

FURTHER CONSIDERATION OF BILL, AS AMENDED

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

New Amendments are marked thus *

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

Mr Neil Gerrard

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

A Clause (NC1) (Exclusion of Crown property)—(Sir George Young)—brought up, and read the first and second time as follows:

    'A government department or other body exercising on behalf of the Crown functions conferred by or under any Act shall not be treated as a qualifying body within the meaning of this Act.'.

As Amendments to the proposed New Clause

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

Mr Neil Gerrard


(a)

Line      1,      leave out from 'department' to 'shall' in line 2.


(b)

Line      1,      after 'other', insert 'government appointed'.


(c)

Line      2,      after 'Act', insert 'or any institution of the European Union'.


(d)

Line      3,      at end insert 'unless it has been declared by the Secretary of State to be a qualifying body'.


(e)

Line      3,      at end insert 'unless the government department or other body has undertaken a ballot of its workforce occupying the premises in respect of which that body's right to appoint voters arises and who work for that body and a majority of its workforce has voted to seek qualification as a qualifying body'.


(f)

Line      3,      at end insert 'except for the London Development Agency'.

    Relevant Issues Commission and referenda

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    NC2

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(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 overriding relevance to resident voters as defined by section 3(1)(b).

    (2)   Where an issue is deemed to be of overriding 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.'.

    Statement of compatibility with the European Convention on Human Rights

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    NC3

To move the following Clause:—

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

    European Convention on Human Rights: Legal Opinion on Compatibility

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

Mr Neil Gerrard

NC4

*   To move the following Clause:—

    'Section 3 of this Act shall not have force until:

    (1)   the Corporation has submitted to the Secretary of State a legal opinion to the effect that the provisions of this Act are compatible with the Convention rights, and

    (2)   the Secretary of State has laid this opinion before Parliament.'.

    European Convention on Human Rights: Report on Compatibility

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

Mr Neil Gerrard

NC5

*   To move the following Clause:—

    'Section 3 of this Act shall not have force until the Corporation has submitted to the Secretary of State a report on the compatibility of the provisions of this Act with the Convention rights.'.

    European Convention on Human Rights: Legal Opinion and Report on Compatibility

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

Mr Neil Gerrard

NC6

*   To move the following Clause:—

    'Section 3 of this Act shall not have force until the Corporation has submitted to the Secretary of State:

    (1)   a legal opinion to the effect that the provisions of this Act are compatible with the Convention rights, and

    (2)   a report on any representations received by the Corporation in relation to the compatibility of the provisions of the Act with the Convention rights.'.

    European Convention on Human Rights: Report of Joint Committee on Human Rights

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

Mr Neil Gerrard

NC7

*   To move the following Clause:—

    'Section 3 of this Act shall not have force until the Joint Committee on Human Rights of the House of Commons and the House of Lords has laid a report before each House of Parliament that, in its opinion, the provisions of the Act are compatible with the Convention rights.'.

    European Convention on Human Rights: Report of Joint Committee

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

Mr Neil Gerrard

NC8

*   To move the following Clause:—

    'Section 3 of this Act shall not have force until a Joint Committee of both Houses of Parliament has laid a report before each House of Parliament that, in its opinion, the provisions of the Act are compatible with the Convention rights.'.

    European Convention on Human Rights: Report of Joint Committee on Human Rights (No. 2)

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

Mr Neil Gerrard

NC9

*   To move the following Clause:—

    'In the year next after the appointed year (as determined by section 3(3) of this Act), and every year thereafter for five years, the Joint Committee on Human Rights of the House of Commons and the House of Lords shall lay a report before each House of Parliament on whether, in its view, the provisions of this Act are operating in a manner compatible with the Convention rights.'.

    European Convention on Human Rights: Report of Joint Committee (No. 2)

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

Mr Neil Gerrard

NC10

*   To move the following Clause:—

    'In the year next after the appointed year (as determined by section 3(3) of this Act), and every year thereafter for five years, a Joint Committee of both Houses of Parliament shall lay a report before each House of Parliament on whether, in its view, the provisions of this Act are operating in a manner compatible with the Convention rights.'.

    Compatibility with the European Convention on Human Rights (No. 1)

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

Mr Neil Gerrard

NC11

*   To move the following Clause:—

    'Section 3 of the Act shall not have force until the question of the compatibility of the provisions of this Act with the Convention rights has been referred to the Commonwealth Judicial Human Rights Association and the report of this body as to the question of the compatibility of the Act with the European Convention has been laid before Parliament.'.

    Compatibility with the European Convention on Human Rights (No. 2)

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

Mr Neil Gerrard

NC12

*   To move the following Clause:—

    'Section 3 of the Act shall not have force until the question of the compatibility of the provisions of this Act with the Convention rights has been referred to the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative and the report of this body as to the question of the compatibility of the Act with the European Convention has been laid before Parliament.'.

    Compatibility with the European Convention on Human Rights (No. 3)

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

Mr Neil Gerrard

NC13

*   To move the following Clause:—

    'Section 3 of the Act shall not have force until the question of the compatibility of the provisions of this Act with the Convention rights has been referred to the UN Commission on Human Rights and the report of this body as to the question of the compatibility of the Act with the European Convention has been laid before Parliament.'.

    Compatibility with the European Convention on Human Rights (No. 4)

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

Mr Neil Gerrard

NC14

*   To move the following Clause:—

    'Section 3 of the Act shall not have force until the question of the compatibility of the provisions of this Act with the Convention rights has been referred to the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the report of this body as to the question of the compatibility of the Act with the European Convention has been laid before Parliament.'.

    Compatibility with the European Convention on Human Rights (No. 5)

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

Mr Neil Gerrard

NC15

*   To move the following Clause:—

    'Section 3 of the Act shall not have force until the question of the compatibility of the provisions of this Act with the Convention rights has been referred to the European Court of Human Rights and the determination of this body as to the question of the compatibility of the Act with the European Convention has been laid before Parliament.'.

    Compatibility with the European Convention on Human Rights (No. 6)

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

Mr Neil Gerrard

NC16

*   To move the following Clause:—

    'Section 3 of the Act shall not have force until the question of the compatibility of the provisions of this Act with the Convention rights has been referred to a commission established by the Government for this purpose and the report of this body as to the question of the compatibility of the Act with the European Convention has been laid before Parliament.'.

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    31

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

32

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

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

33

    John McDonnell
    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.'.

34

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

Page      1,      line      19,      [Clause      2],      leave out 'city of London' and insert—

    'the geographical area administered by the City Corporation'.

35

    John McDonnell
    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.'.

36

    John McDonnell
    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'.

Amendments to be proposed (by the promoters)

Page      2,      [Clause      2],      leave out lines 1 to 4.

1

Page      2,      line      5      [Clause      2],      leave out '"occupation"' and insert '"occupying".'

2

As an Amendment to the Promoters' proposed Amendment (No. 2) (Page 2, line 5 [Clause 2])

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

Mr Neil Gerrard

(a)

    Line      1,      leave out 'occupying' and insert 'working within'.

Page      2,      line      5      [Clause      2],      leave out 'hereditament, or part of a hereditament,' and insert 'premises,'.

3

As an Amendment to the Promoters' proposed Amendment (No. 3) (Page 2, line 5 [Clause 2])

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

Mr Neil Gerrard

(a)

    Line      1,      leave out 'premises' and insert 'workplace'.

Page      2,      line      6      [Clause      2],      leave out 'occupation' and insert 'occupying for relevant purposes'.

4

As an Amendment to the Promoters' proposed Amendment (No. 4) (Page 2, line 6 [Clause 2])

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

Mr Neil Gerrard

(a)

    Line      1,      leave out 'occupying for relevant purposes' and insert 'working within'.

37

    John McDonnell
    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'.

38

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

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

39

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

Page      2,      line      7      [Clause      2],      leave out from 'occupation' to end of line 11 and insert 'through a relevant employee'.

40

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

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

41

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

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

42

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

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

43

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

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

44

    John McDonnell
    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'.

45

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

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

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

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

Mr Neil Gerrard

150

*   Page      2,      line      14      [Clause 2],      after '(c.39)' insert ', none of whose directors or partners have a criminal conviction in the five years prior to the qualifying date'.

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

Mr Neil Gerrard

151

*   Page      2,      line      14      [Clause 2],      after '(c.39)' insert 'which has not been convicted of an offence under the Fair Trading Act 1973 (c.41) or the Competition Act 1998 (c.41) in the five years prior to the qualifying date'.

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

Mr Neil Gerrard

152

*   Page      2,      line      14      [Clause 2],      after '(c.39)' insert 'which has not been convicted of an offence under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (c.37) in the five years prior to the qualifying date'.

46

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

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

    '"rateable value" means that level of rateable value calculated to ensure that the sum total of persons qualified to vote at ward elections on the basis of occupation in relation to any hereditament, or part of any hereditament, does not exceed the sum total of persons qualified to vote at ward elections on the basis of being residents of the City'.

47

    John McDonnell
    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.'.

48

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

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

    '"relevant employee" means a person employed by a qualifying body and registered as such by the City Corporation.'.

49

    John McDonnell
    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.'.

50

    John McDonnell
    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.'.

51

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

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

Amendment to be proposed (by the promoters)

Page      2,      line      18      [Clause      2],      at end insert—

5

    '"workforce", in relation to a qualifying body, means all those persons whose principal or only place of work on the qualifying date is ordinarily the premises in respect of which that body's right to appoint voters arises, and who work for that body.'.

As Amendments to the Promoters' proposed Amendment (No 5) (Page 2, line 18 [Clause 2])

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

Mr Neil Gerrard

(a)

    Line      2,      leave out 'premises' and insert 'workplace'.

(b)

    Line      3,      leave out 'who work for that body' and insert—

    'who have or will have worked for that body for a period of no less than 12 months prior to the date of the following ward elections or any by-election'.

(c)

    Line      4,      at end insert 'who are members of a trade union'

(d)

    Line      4,      at end insert "or who are contracted to supply services to that body"

52

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

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

Amendments to be proposed (by the promoters)

Page      2,      line      19      [Clause      2],      leave out from 'is' to 'shall' in line 20 and insert 'occupying any premises'.

6

As Amendments to the Promoters' proposed Amendment (No 6) Page 2, line 19 [Clause 2]

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

Mr Neil Gerrard

(a)

    Line      2,      leave out 'occupying any premises' and insert—

    'employing a workforce which has or will have been physically working within the workplace for a period of no less than 12 months prior to the date of the following ward elections or any by-election'.

(b)

    Line      2,      leave out 'premises' and insert 'workplace'.

Amendment to be proposed (by the promoters)

Page      2,      line      20      [Clause      2],      after 'to be', insert 'doing'.

7

53

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

Page      2,      line      21      [Clause      2],      leave out from beginning to end of line 22.

Amendment to be proposed (by the promoters)

Page      2,      line      21      [Clause      2],      leave out from 'of' to end of line 22 and insert 'those premises is occupying them.'.

8

As an Amendment to the Promoters' proposed Amendment (No 8) (Page 2, line 21 [Clause 2])

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

Mr Neil Gerrard

(a)

    Line      1,      leave out 'those premises is occupying them' and insert 'that workplace is occupying it'.

54

    John McDonnell
    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.'.

55

    John McDonnell
    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.'.

56

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

Page      2,      line      25      [Clause      3],      at begining 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.'.

57

    John McDonnell
    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.'.

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 (qualification of voters at ward elections) shall be amended as follows—

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

      "or

5        (c)   are 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—

10        "(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.".

15          (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.

20          (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) (Page 2, line 25 [Clause 3])

    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)   For the election of voters under (1)(c) above each vote in the poll shall be a single transferable vote.

(1D)   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—

'(1E)   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'.

58

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

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

59

    John McDonnell
    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'.

    John McDonnell

    60

    Jeremy Corbyn

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

    John McDonnell

    61

    Jeremy Corbyn

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

    John McDonnell

    62

    Jeremy Corbyn

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

    John McDonnell

    63

    Jeremy Corbyn

Page      2,      line      31      [Clause 3],      leave out '£200' and insert 'the determined rateable value'.

    John McDonnell

    64

    Jeremy Corbyn

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

    John McDonnell

    65

    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'.

    John McDonnell

    66

    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.'.

    John McDonnell

    67

    Jeremy Corbyn

Page      2,      line      33,      [Clause      3],      leave out from 'is' to 'which' and insert—

    'a relevant employee of the qualifying body elected as a voter by the relevant employees of that qualifying body'.

    John McDonnell

    68

    Jeremy Corbyn

Page      2,      line      33,      [Clause      3],      leave out from 'person' to second 'a' and insert 'elected from the business electoral college comprising voters appointed by'.

    John McDonnell

    69

    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'.

    John McDonnell

    70

    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'.

    John McDonnell

    71

    Jeremy Corbyn

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

    John McDonnell

    72

    Jeremy Corbyn

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

    John McDonnell

    73

    Jeremy Corbyn

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

    John McDonnell

    76

    Jeremy Corbyn

Page      2,      line      37,      [Clause      3],      leave out '£200' and insert 'the determined rateable value'.

    John McDonnell

    74

    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'.

    John McDonnell

    75

    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'.

    John McDonnell

    77

    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'.

    John McDonnell

    78

    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 DFES 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.'.

    John McDonnell

    79

    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 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.'.

    John McDonnell

    80

    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.'.

    John McDonnell

    81

    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.'.

    John McDonnell

    82

    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.'.

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    83

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,'.

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    84

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 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.'.

    John McDonnell

    85

    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'.

    John McDonnell

    86

    Jeremy Corbyn

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

Amendment to be proposed (by the promoters)

Page      3,      line      6,      [Clause      3],      leave out from 'of' to 'of' in line 7 and insert 'section 6 of the 1957 Act, any premises partly situated in each of two or more wards'.

10

    John McDonnell

    87

    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.'.

Amendment to be proposed (by the promoters)

Page      3,      line      9,      [Clause      3],      leave out 'hereditament' and insert 'premises'.

11

As an Amendment to the Promoters' proposed Amendment (No 11) (Page 3, line 9 [Clause 3])

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

Mr Neil Gerrard

(a)

    Line      1,      leave out 'premises' and insert 'workplace'.

Amendment to be proposed (by the promoters)

Page      3,      line      10,      [Clause      3],      leave out subsections (6) to (8) and insert—

12

    '(   )      Where, apart from this subsection, sections 6(1)(a) and 6(1)(c) of the 1957 Act would both apply in relation to the same premises, only section 6(1)(a) shall apply in relation to those premises.'.

As Amendments to the Promoters' proposed Amendment (No 12) (Page 3, line 10 [Clause 3])

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

(a)

    Line      2,      leave out '6(1)(a)', and insert '6(1)(c)'.

(b)

    Line      3,      leave out 'premises' and insert 'workplace'.

    John McDonnell

    88

    Jeremy Corbyn

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

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    89

Page      3,      line      13,      [Clause      3],      leave out 'appoint' and insert 'elect'.

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    90

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

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    91

Page      3,      line      18,      [Clause      3],      leave out 'appoint' and insert 'elect'.

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    92

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

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    93

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

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    94

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.'.

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    95

Page      3,      line      24,      leave out Clause 4.

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    96

Page      3,      line      24,      [Clause      4],      leave out 'appoint' and insert 'elect'.

Amendment to be proposed (by the promoters)


13

Page      3,      line      25,      [Clause      4],      leave out 'section 3(1)(c) above' and insert 'section 6(1)(c) of the 1957 Act'.

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    97

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'.

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    98

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

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    99

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'.

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    100

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'.

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    101

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.'.

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    102

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'.

Amendment to be proposed (by the promoters)


15

Page      3,      line      28,      [Clause      4],      leave out subsection (2).

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    103

Page      3,      line      30,      [Clause      4],      leave out 'appoint' and insert 'elect'.

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    104

Page      3,      line      33,      leave out Clause 5.

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    105

Page      3,      line      33,      [Clause      5],      leave out 'appointed' and insert 'elected'.

Amendment to be propsed (by the promoters)


16

Page      3,      line      33,      [Clause      5],      leave out 'section 3(1)(c) above' and insert 'section 6(1)(c) of the 1957 Act'.

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    106

Page      3,      line      36,      [Clause      5],      leave out from 'him;' to end of line 40.

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    107

Page      4,      line      1,      [Clause      5],      leave out 'appoint' and insert 'elect'.

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    108

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.'.

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    109

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

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    110

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

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    111

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

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    112

Page      4,      line      13,      [Clause      5],      after 'shall', insert—

    'if he has been a member of that board of directors on that governing body for no less than 2 years prior to the qualifying date.'.

Amendment to be proposed (by the promoters)


17

Page      4,      line      16,      [Clause      5],      leave out 'hereditament (or part)' and insert 'premises'.

As an Amendment to the Promoters' proposed Amendment (No 17) (Page 4, line 16 [Clause 5])

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

Mr Neil Gerrard

(a)

    Line      2,      leave out 'premises', and insert 'workplace'.

Amendment to be proposed (by the promoters)

19

Page      4,      line      18,      leave out Clause 6.

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    113

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

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    114

Page      4,      line      24,      [Clause      7],      leave out '5' and insert '3'.

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    115

Page      4,      line      24,      [Clause      7],      leave out from 'year,' to 'a' in line 25 and insert 'the Secretary of State shall establish a committee comprising representatives of the City Corporation, the Greater London Authority and the boroughs to prepare'.

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    116

Page      4,      line      27,      [Clause      7],      at end insert 'no later than six months after the appointment of the said committee'.

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    117

Page      4,      line      28,      [Clause      7],      leave out 'The Corporation' and insert 'The committee'.

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    118

Page      4,      line      28,      [Clause      7],      leave out from 'reports,' to 'and' in line 29 and insert 'every 5 years thereafter;'.

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    119

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'.

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    120

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.'.

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    121

Page      4,      line      32,      [Clause      7],      at end insert—

    '(4)   Such report shall contain information on any consultations undertaken by the Corporation with persons entitled to vote at ward elections in the City of London on any further proposals with respect to altering the qualifications of voters at such elections.'.

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    122

Page      4,      line      32,      [Clause      7],      at end insert—

    '(5)   Such report shall be distributed by the City Corporation to every person entitled to vote at such elections.'.

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    123

Page      4,      line      32,      [Clause      7],      at end insert—

    '(6)   Prior to the submission of such report to the Secretary of State, the City Corporation shall consult on its contents with the Mayor of London, the Greater London Authority, the boroughs and the Electoral Commission.'.

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

Mr Neil Gerrard

153

*   Page      4,      line      34      [Clause 8],      leave out from beginning to the end of line 2 on page 5, and insert

    'A qualifying body seeking to exercise its right to appoint a voter under section 3(c) above shall register its intention to do so in writing with the town clerk, by—'

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    124

Page      4,      line      36,      [Clause      8],      after 'bodies' insert 'and their relevant employees'.

Amendment to be proposed (by the promoters)


20

Page      5,      line      1,      [Clause      8],      leave out 'hereditament or part of a hereditament' and insert 'premises'.

As an Amendment to the Promoters' proposed Amendment (No 20) (Page 5, line 1, [Clause 8]),

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

Mr Neil Gerrard

(a)

    Line      2,      leave out "premises" and insert "workplace".

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

Mr Neil Gerrard

154

*   Page      5,      line      3      [Clause 8],      leave out 'may' and insert 'will'.

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    125

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

Amendment to be proposed (by the promoters)


21

Page      5,      line      4,      [Clause      8],      leave out 'Schedule 1 to this Act' and insert 'section 3(1A) above'

As an Amendment to the Promoters' proposed Amendment (No 21) (Page 5, line 4 [Clause 8]),

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

Mr Neil Gerrard

(a)

    Line      2,      at end insert "a list of the names of those persons comprising the workforce of that body; and"

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

Mr Neil Gerrard

155

*   Page      5,      line      6      [Clause 8],      leave out 'requesting that body to inform him, in writing' and insert 'informing him'.

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    126

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

Amendment to be proposed (by the promoters)


22

Page      5,      line      7,      [Clause      8],      leave out 'section 3(1)(c) above' and insert 'section 6(1)(c)of the 1957 Act'.

As an Amendment to the Promoters' proposed Amendment (No 22) (Page 5, line 7 [Clause 8])

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

Mr Neil Gerrard

(a)

    Line      2,      at end insert—"and the result of any ballot of the workforce of the qualifying body setting out the number of votes cast for each candidate"

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    127

Page      5,      line      7,      [Clause      8],      at end insert—

    '(c)   stating the relevant employees registered to vote in the election of the voters pursuant to section 3(1)(c) above and the procedure for the election of the voters.'.

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    128

Page      5,      line      9,      [Clause      8],      leave out 'appointed' and insert 'elected'.

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    129

Page      5,      line      10,      [Clause      8],      leave out 'appointment' and insert 'election'.

Amendment to be proposed (by the promoters)


25

Page      6,      line      1,      leave out Schedule 1.

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    130

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

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    131

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

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    132

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

    'in proportion to the rateable value of the hereditament occupied by the qualifying body, so that the sum total of persons qualified to vote at ward elections on the basis of sections 3(1)(a) and 3(1)(c) of this Act does not exceed the total of persons qualified to vote at ward elections on the basis of being residents of the City'.

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    133

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.

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    134

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'.

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    135

Page      6,      line      10,      [Schedule      1],      in second column leave out 'appoint' and insert 'elect'.

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    136

Page      6,      line      25,      [Schedule      1],      leave out 'appointment' and insert 'election'.

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    137

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

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    138

Page      6,      line      29,      [Schedule      1],      leave out 'appoint' and insert 'elect'.

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    139

Page      7,      line      39,      [Schedule      1],      leave out 'appoint' and insert 'elect.'

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    140

Page      7,      line      42,      [Schedule      1],      leave out 'appoint' and insert 'elect.'

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    141

Page      8,      line      4,      [Schedule      1],      leave out 'appoint' and insert 'elect.'

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    142

Page      8,      line      10,      [Schedule      1],      leave out 'appointment' and insert 'election.'

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    143

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

Amendments to be proposed (by the promoters)

27

Page      9,      line      28,      [Schedule      3],      leave out 'In section 4(1), the definition "rateable"' and insert—

    'In section 4(2) the words "subsections (3) and (4) and", and the explanatory words in brackets'.


29

Page      9,      line      31,      [Schedule      3],      leave out 'in Schedule 6, paragraph 6' and insert—

    'In paragraph 6 of Schedule 6, the words "subsections (3) and (4) and", and the explanatory words in brackets'.


30

Page      9,      line      33,      [Schedule      3],      leave out lines 33 and 34.

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    144

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

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    145

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

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    146

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

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    147

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

    John McDonnell
    Jeremy Corbyn

    148

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

Remaining stages may also be taken (SO 204A)

 

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