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Division No. 2

CONTENTS

Addington, L.
Alderdice, L.
Bath, M.
Beaumont of Whitley, L.
Broadbridge, L.
Calverley, L.
Carlisle, E.
Clement-Jones, L.
Dahrendorf, L.
Dholakia, L.
Falkland, V.
Geraint, L.
Glenarthur, L.
Goodhart, L.
Grey, E.
Hampton, L.
Hamwee, B.
Harris of Greenwich, L.
Holme of Cheltenham, L.
Hooson, L.
Inchyra, L.
Leigh, L.
Lester of Herne Hill, L.
Linklater of Butterstone, B.
Ludford, B.
Mackie of Benshie, L.
McNair, L.
McNally, L.
Maddock, B.
Mar and Kellie, E. [Teller.]
Newby, L.
Nicholson of Winterbourne, B.
Ogmore, L.
Razzall, L.
Redesdale, L.
Rochester, L.
Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.
Rowallan, L.
Russell, E.
Saltoun of Abernethy, Ly.
Sharp of Guildford, B.
Smith of Clifton, L.
Stair, E.
Taverne, L.
Thomas of Gresford, L.
Thomas of Gwydir, L.
Thomson of Monifieth, L.
Thurso, V. [Teller.]
Tordoff, L.
Wallace of Saltaire, L.
Wigoder, L.
Williams of Crosby, B.
Winchilsea and Nottingham, E.

NOT CONTENTS

Acton, L.
Ahmed, L.
Alli, L.
Amos, B.
Archer of Sandwell, L.
Bach, L.
Barnett, L.
Blease, L.
Borrie, L.
Bragg, L.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Brooks of Tremorfa, L.
Burlison, L.
Carmichael of Kelvingrove, L.
Carter, L. [Teller.]
Chandos, V.
Christopher, L.
Clarke of Hampstead, L.
Crawley, B.
Currie of Marylebone, L.
David, B.
Davies of Coity, L.
Davies of Oldham, L.
Dean of Beswick, L.
Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.
Desai, L.
Dixon, L.
Donoughue, L.
Dormand of Easington, L.
Dubs, L.
Elis-Thomas, L.
Ewing of Kirkford, L.
Falconer of Thoroton, L.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Gallacher, L.
Gilbert, L.
Gordon of Strathblane, L.
Goudie, B.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Graham of Edmonton, L.
Grantchester, L.
Gregson, L.
Grenfell, L.
Hacking, L.
Hanworth, V.
Hardie, L.
Hardy of Wath, L.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Haskel, L.
Hayman, B.
Hilton of Eggardon, B.
Hogg of Cumbernauld, L.
Hollis of Heigham, B.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hoyle, L.
Hughes, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Kings Heath, L.
Irvine of Lairg, L. [Lord Chancellor.]
Islwyn, L.
Jay of Paddington, B. [Lord Privy Seal.]
Jenkins of Putney, L.
Judd, L.
Kennedy of The Shaws, B.
Kennet, L.
Kilbracken, L.
Kirkhill, L.
Lockwood, B.
Lofthouse of Pontefract, L.
McCarthy, L.
Macdonald of Tradeston, L.
McIntosh of Haringey, L. [Teller.]
Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
Merlyn-Rees, L.
Milner of Leeds, L.
Molyneaux of Killead, L.
Monkswell, L.
Montague of Oxford, L.
Montgomery of Alamein, V.
Montrose, D.
Morris of Castle Morris, L.
Murray of Epping Forest, L.
Nicol, B.
Onslow, E.
Pitkeathley, B.
Plant of Highfield, L.
Prys-Davies, L.
Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
Randall of St. Budeaux, L.
Rea, L.
Rendell of Babergh, B.
Renwick of Clifton, L.
St. John of Bletso, L.
Sawyer, L.
Scotland of Asthal, B.
Sefton of Garston, L.
Serota, B.
Sewel, L.
Shepherd, L.
Shore of Stepney, L.
Simon, V.
Simon of Highbury, L.
Smith of Gilmorehill, B.
Stoddart of Swindon, L.
Stone of Blackheath, L.
Strabolgi, L.
Symons of Vernham Dean, B.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Thomas of Macclesfield, L.
Thornton, B.
Tomlinson, L.
Turner of Camden, B.
Uddin, B.
Varley, L.
Warner, L.
Watson of Invergowrie, L.
Whitty, L.
Williams of Mostyn, L.
Young of Old Scone, B.

Resolved in the negative, and Motion disagreed to accordingly.

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7.42 p.m.

Lord Sewel: My Lords, I beg to move that the House do not insist on their Amendment No. 215 to which the Commons have disagreed for their reason numbered 215A.

Moved, That the House do not insist on their Amendment No. 215 to which the Commons have disagreed for their reason numbered 215A.--(Lord Sewel.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.

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LORDS AMENDMENT


216

Schedule 1, page 57, line 9, at end insert--


(". The parliamentary constituencies to which paragraph 1(c) applies are those determined by the Parliamentary Constituencies (Scotland) Order 1995, or those Scottish parliamentary constituencies determined following a report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland under paragraph 3 of this Schedule, except a parliamentary constituency including either of those islands referred to in paragraph 1(a) and (b).").
The Commons disagreed to this amendment for the following reason--
216A

Because the constituencies and regions for the purpose of elections to the Scottish Parliament should be a matter for Parliament.

LORDS AMENDMENT

217

Page 57, leave out lines 15 to 17.


The Commons disagreed to this amendment for the following reason--
217A

Because the constituencies and regions for the purpose of elections to the Scottish Parliament should be a matter for Parliament.

LORDS AMENDMENT

218

Page 57, leave out lines 18 to 37 and insert--

("Redistribution of Scottish Parliamentary constituencies

3.--(1) The Boundary Commission for Scotland shall keep under review the representation in the Scottish Parliament and shall submit to the Scottish Executive a report either--
(a) showing the constituencies into which they recommend that Scotland should be divided in order to give effect to the rules set out in Schedule 2 (subject to paragraph 7 thereof) to the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986 ("the 1986 Act") in so far as they apply to Scotland, or
(b) stating that, in the opinion of the Commission, no alteration is required to be made in order to give effect to the rules set out in Schedule 2 (subject to paragraph 7 thereof) to the 1986 Act.
(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 81 of this Act, the rules in Schedule 2 to the 1986 Act as they apply to Scotland shall have effect in relation to the redistribution of the parliamentary constituencies referred to in paragraph 1(c) above.
(3) Subject to sub-paragraph (5) below, the provisions of sections 3, 5 and 6 of the 1986 Act shall, in so far as they apply to Scotland, have effect in relation to the reports and the workings of the Boundary Commission for Scotland's review of parliamentary constituencies for the Parliament.
(4) Subject to sub-paragraph (5), the provisions of section 4 of the 1986 Act shall have effect in relation to the draft of any Order in Council laid before the Parliament by the Scottish Executive for giving effect, whether with or without modifications, to the recommendations contained in the report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland.
(5) References to the Secretary of State in the 1986 Act shall, for the purposes of this paragraph, be construed as references to the Scottish Executive and references to Parliament in the 1986 Act shall be construed as references to the Parliament.
(6) The Boundary Commission for Scotland shall submit their first report under this paragraph to the Scottish Executive no later than 30th June 2005.
(7) In that report, the Commission shall also recommend any alteration in any of the regions which, in their opinion, is required to give effect to the rules in paragraph 7 below.

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(8) If the Commission do not make any recommendation under sub-paragraph (7), they shall in the report state that, in their opinion, no such alteration is required.
(9) A report making a recommendation for an alteration in any region shall state the name by which the Commission recommend that the region should be known.").
The Commons disagreed to this amendment for the following reason--
218A

Because the constituencies and regions for the purpose of elections to the Scottish Parliament should be a matter for Parliament.

LORDS AMENDMENT

219

Page 57, leave out lines 38 to 43


The Commons disagreed to this amendment for the following reason--
219A

Because the constituencies and regions for the purpose of elections to the Scottish Parliament should be a matter for Parliament.

LORDS AMENDMENT

220

Page 57, line 46, leave out ("3(2)") and insert ("3(7)")


The Commons disagreed to this amendment for the following reason--
220A

Because the constituencies and regions for the purpose of elections to the Scottish Parliament should be a matter for Parliament.

Lord Sewel: My Lords, I beg to move that the House do not insist on their Amendments Nos. 216 to 220 to which the Commons have disagreed for their Reasons numbered 216A to 220A.

Moved, That the House do not insist on their Amendments Nos. 216 to 220 to which the Commons have disagreed for their reasons numbered 216A to 220A.--(Lord Sewel.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.


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