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Here you can browse the Sixth Marshalled List of Amendments to the House of Lords Bill to be moved in Committee in the House of Lords.

  
After Clause 3
 
  
BY THE LORD STRATHCLYDE
THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE LORD MACKAY OF DRUMADOON
THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
110B     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  Schedule (Exception from section 1: further provisions) (which makes further provision relating to the exception of hereditary peers from section 1) shall have effect.")Exception from
section 1: further
provisions.
  
BY THE LORD GRAY
 
110C*     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  On the coming into force of this Act the House of Lords shall cease to be so known.")House of Lords: name (No. 4).
110D*     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  On the coming into force of this Act the House of Lords shall cease to be known as such and shall be known as the Senate of the United Kingdom.")House of Lords: name (No. 5).
  
Clause 4
 
  
BY THE LORD CAMPBELL OF ALLOWAY
THE LORD CHALFONT
THE LORD NAPIER AND ETTRICK
THE EARL OF NORTHESK
 
111     Page 1, line 13, leave out subsections (1) and (2) and insert--
 
    ("(1)  Sections 1 to 3 and subsections (3) and (4) shall come into force on such day after their commencement has been approved in the referendum referred to in section (Referendum) as the Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument appoint.")
 
  
BY THE LORD NORRIE
THE LORD NORTHBROOK
 
111A     Page 1, line 13, leave out subsection (1) and insert--
 
    ("(1)  This Act shall come into force at the end of the session of Parliament in which it is passed providing that it is in full compliance with the provisions of the Statute of Westminster 1931 expressed by the written consents of all the Commonwealth States provided as direct evidence of the Resolutions of all the said Parliaments and Assemblies to that effect, all of which have been communicated to the Speaker of the House of Commons.")
 
111B     [Withdrawn] 
  
BY THE LORD BOARDMAN
 
112     Page 1, line 13, leave out from ("Act") to end of line 14 and insert ("shall not come into force until each House of Parliament has come to a resolution that it should do so.
 
    (1A)  No resolution under subsection (1) may be made until the Royal Commission set up to consider the reform of the House of Lords has reported.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
113     Page 1, line 13, leave out from ("Act") to end of line 14 and insert ("shall not come into force until each House of Parliament has come to a resolution that it should do so.
 
    (  )  No resolution referred to in subsection (1) may be made until the recommendations of the Royal Commission on the reform and composition of the House of Lords have been reported on by a joint committee of both Houses of Parliament.")
 
  
BY THE LORD TREFGARNE
THE EARL OF NORTHESK
 
114     Page 1, line 13, leave out ("subsections (3) and (4) below)") and insert ("subsection (3))") 
  
BY THE LORD ELTON
 
115     Page 1, line 13, leave out from ("below)") to end of the line 14 and insert ("shall have effect until the last day of the first Session of the second Parliament following the Parliament in which this Act is passed.") 
  
BY THE LORD TREFGARNE
THE EARL OF NORTHESK
 
116     Page 1, line 13, after ("shall") insert ("not") 
117     Page 1, line 14, leave out from ("force") to end of line and insert ("on 1st September 2001 or if earlier on the dissolution of the Parliament in which this Act is passed.") 
118     Page 1, line 14, leave out from ("force") to end of line and insert ("until a report of a Royal Commission on the future composition and role of the House of Lords has been laid before the House of Lords and accepted by resolution of that House.") 
  
BY THE VISCOUNT MOUNTGARRET
THE EARL FERRERS
THE LORD TREFGARNE
THE EARL OF NORTHESK
 
119     Page 1, line 14, leave out ("Session of") 
  
BY THE LORD TREFGARNE
THE EARL OF NORTHESK
 
120     Page 1, line 14, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  This Act shall cease to have effect on the laying before either House of Parliament of a report of a Royal Commission recommending that the composition of the House of Lords be changed and that the hereditary peerage should no longer be a constituent part of the House or that the numbers of hereditary peers entitled to attend, sit and vote in the House of Lords should be reduced or should be unchanged.")
 
  
BY THE LORD NORRIE
 
120A     Page 1, line 14, at end insert--
 
    ("(  ) Notwithstanding anything in subsection (1), this Act shall come into force only to the extent that it is in full compliance with the European Convention on Human Rights and the precedents established by the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights.")
 
  
BY THE VISCOUNT MOUNTGARRET
THE EARL FERRERS
THE LORD TREFGARNE
THE EARL OF NORTHESK
 
121     Page 1, line 15, leave out subsection (2) 
121A     [Withdrawn] 
  
BY THE EARL FERRERS
 
122     Page 1, line 16, leave out ("a") and insert ("an") 
  
BY THE LORD TREFGARNE
THE EARL OF NORTHESK
 
123     Page 1, line 17, leave out subsections (3) and (4) and insert--
 
    ("(3)  In relation to a peer who is disqualified from attending, sitting or voting in the House of Lords by virtue of section 1, section 4 of the Representation of the People Act 1985 (qualifying date for eligibility to be included in the register of electors for use in parliamentary elections) shall have effect with the substitution for the dates 10th October and 15th September of the date 1st January for the purposes only of preparing and publishing the register of electors to be used in an election at which the date of the poll is fixed for a date after section 1 above comes into force but earlier than 16th February 2001 (or such later date as may apply in relation to any particular register by virtue of section 13(3), (4) or (5) of the 1985 Act (delayed date of publication of register in certain cases)).")
 
124     Page 1, line 17, leave out subsections (3) and (4) and insert--
 
    ("(3)  For the purposes of section 4 of the Representation of the People Act 1985 (qualifying date for eligibility to be included in the register of electors for use in parliamentary elections) section 1 above shall be deemed to have come into force on the 14th September last preceding the date of the commencement of this section, and any necessary amendments to any electoral register shall be made, before any election is held after that date, on application by any Peer disqualified under section 1.
 
    (4)  The Secretary of State may, by regulations made by statutory instrument, prescribe the form and content of applications under subsection (3) above and, where such regulations are made, an application shall not be valid unless it complies with the requirements of the regulations.")
 
  
BY THE LORD STRATHCLYDE
THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE LORD MACKAY OF DRUMADOON
THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
125     Page 1, line 17, leave out subsections (3) and (4) and insert--
 
    ("(3)  Holders of hereditary peerages, who are no longer members of the House of Lords by virtue of section 1 of this Act shall be entitled from the end of the Session of Parliament in which this Act is passed to be entered onto the electoral register for any one Parliamentary constituency in which they are normally resident, and at any time after the end of the Session of Parliament in which this Act is passed the holders of hereditary peerages who are so entered on to the register shall be entitled to stand at or vote in elections to the House of Commons.")
 
  
BY THE LORD ELTON
THE LORD STANLEY OF ALDERLEY
 
126     Page 1, line 17, leave out ("may") and insert ("shall") 
  
BY THE LORD TREFGARNE
THE EARL OF NORTHESK
 
127     Page 1, line 19, leave out ("or the European Parliament") 
127A     [Withdrawn] 
  
BY THE EARL FERRERS
 
128     Page 1, line 19, leave out ("as he considers appropriate") 
  
BY THE LORD ELTON
 
129     Page 1, line 19, leave out ("as he considers appropriate") and insert ("as are necessary to ensure that every holder of a hereditary peerage disqualified by this Act from membership of the House of Lords shall be entitled to vote in any election to the House of Commons or the European Parliament held on any date between the end of the session in which this Act is passed and 1st February 2000.") 
  
BY THE LORD STANLEY OF ALDERLEY
 
129A     Page 1, line 22, leave out ("may") and insert ("shall") 
130     [Withdrawn] 
  
After Clause 4
 
  
BY THE LORD ELTON
 
131     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  From the end of the Session of Parliament in which this Act is passed the House of Lords shall cease to be known as the House of Lords and shall instead be known as the Temporary House of Parliament.")House of Lords: name.
132     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  From the end of the Session of Parliament in which this Act is passed the House of Lords shall cease to be known as the House of Lords and shall instead be known as the Interim House of Parliament.")House of Lords: name (No. 2).
133     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  From the end of the Session of Parliament in which this Act is passed the House of Lords shall cease to be known as the House of Lords and shall instead be known as the Appointed House of Parliament.")House of Lords: name (No. 3).
  
BY THE LORD NORTHBOURNE
THE EARL OF SANDWICH
 
134     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  From the date of the coming into force of section 1 of this Act the Prime Minister shall at all times ensure (if necessary by recommending the creation of additional life peers) that the number of independent peers entitled to speak and to vote in the second chamber is not less than 30 per cent. of the total number of members entitled to speak and to vote in that Chamber.
 
    (2)  For the purposes of this section "independent peers" shall mean any member who is entitled to speak and to vote in the second chamber and who does not owe allegiance to, is not a member of, and does not take the whip of any political party.")
Independent peers.
  
BY THE LORD STRATHCLYDE
THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE LORD MACKAY OF DRUMADOON
THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
135     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  During the period while the Act remains in force, recommendations by the Prime Minister to Her Majesty for the conferment of life peerages under the Life Peerages Act 1958 shall be made in accordance with the following provisions of this section.
 
    (2)  Not more than twenty recommendations shall be made during any period of one year.
 
    (3)  Not more than fifteen of the recommendations referred to in subsection (2) shall be for the conferment of a life peerage on a person who is a member of a registered party; and such recommendations shall be made in proportion to the respective number of votes cast for registered political parties at the previous general election.")
Recommendations for life peerages.
  
BY THE LORD GISBOROUGH
 
135A     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  This Act shall cease to have effect at the end of the Parliament in which it is passed unless a subsequent Act has been passed affecting the composition of the House of Lords.")Duration of Act (No. 4).
135B     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  This Act shall cease to have effect at the end of the next Parliament after that in which it is passed unless a subsequent Act has been passed affecting the composition of the House of Lords.")Duration of Act (No. 5).
  
BY THE LORD TREFGARNE
THE EARL OF NORTHESK
 
135C     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  Peers who are disqualified from attending the House of Lords by virtue of section 1 shall nevertheless remain entitled to attend State Openings of Parliament.")Attendance at State Opening of Parliament.
135D     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  A Peer who is disqualified from sitting and voting in the House of Lords by virtue of section 1 shall nevertheless remain entitled to sit on the steps of the Throne.
 
    (2)  The son or daughter, or grandson or granddaughter, of a Peer who is so disqualified shall be entitled to sit on the steps of the Throne if he or she would have been so entitled had section 1 had not been enacted.")
Entitlement to sit on steps of the Throne.
  
BY THE LORD RANDALL OF ST BUDEAUX
THE LORD NORTHBROOK
 
135E*     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  There shall be a Commission on the Voting System in the House of Lords.
 
    (2)  The Commission shall make recommendations on a system of weighted voting to be introduced into the House to ensure that the total number of votes eligible to be cast by members of that House belonging to the party or parties forming the Government shall be greater than the total number of votes eligible to be cast by members of that House belonging to the official opposition party.
 
    (3)  The Commission shall report its recommendations before the start of the session of Parliament in which this Act is passed.
 
    (4)  Standing Orders of the House shall be made to give effect to the Commission's recommendations, and may provide that any vote cast by a member belonging to the party or parties forming the Government shall have a greater value than any vote cast by another member.")
Commission on the voting system in the House of Lords.
 
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