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Here you can browse the Supplement (b) to the Revised Marshalled List of Amendments to the House of Lords Bill to be moved on Report in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 2
 
  
BY THE LORD RODGERS OF QUARRY BANK
THE LORD HARRIS OF GREENWICH
THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD NEWBY
[In Substitution for Amendment 21A]
 
     Page 1, line 14, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  If Standing Orders provide for any people to be excepted from Section 1 in consequence of an election the method of election shall be determined by each party group and by the Cross-bench peers.")
 
  
BY THE LORD COLERAINE
 
     Page 1, line 14, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Standing orders of the House shall provide that the 90 excepted hereditary peers shall consist of the following categories--
    (a)(i)  2 peers elected by the Labour hereditary peers;
      (ii)  42 peers elected by the Conservative hereditary peers;
      (iii)  3 peers elected by the Liberal Democrat hereditary peers; and
      (iv)  28 peers elected by the Cross-bench hereditary peers; and
    (b)  15 peers, elected by the whole House, from among those ready to serve as Deputy Speakers or in any other office as the House may require.")
 
  
BY THE VISCOUNT BLEDISLOE
THE LORD CHALFONT
THE LORD LUCAS
 
     Page 1, line 20, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  If, at any time, there shall have been, for more than 30 days, fewer than 90 people excepted from section 1 pursuant to subsection (2) above, the Lord Chancellor shall thereupon take all such steps as may appear to him to be necessary to seek to ensure that the number of people so excepted becomes 90 as soon as may be reasonably practicable.
 
    Provided that the validity of anthing done by the House of Lords shall not be in any way affected, or open to challenge, by reason of the fact that, at any time, there are less than 90 people so excepted.")
 
  
Clause 5
 
  
BY THE LORD NORRIE
THE LORD CLIFFORD OF CHUDLEIGH
 
     Page 2, line 3, leave out subsection (1) and insert--
 
    ("(1)  In order to comply with the Statute of Westminster 1931 this Act (apart from subsections (3) and (4) below) shall not come into force until it has received the assent in writing of the Parliaments and national legislatures howsoever defined of the Members States of the Commonwealth of Nations set out in Schedule (Commonwealth countries of which the Queen is Head of State), the legislatures and assemblies of the Provinces of Canada set out in Schedule (Provinces of Canada) and the States of Australia set out in Schedule (States of Australia), such assent in each case to be communicated in writing to the Speaker of the House of Commons with a true copy thereof to be communicated to the Lord Chancellor.
 
    (1A)  This Act shall not come into force at all if before the end of the Session of Parliament in which the requirements of subsection (1) above have been met by any of the Parliaments or national legislatures howsoever defined of the Member Nations of the Commonwealth set out in Schedule (Commonwealth countries of which the Queen is not Head of State) resolves in writing that this Act should not come into force and communicates that resolution in writing to either the Speaker of the House of Commons or the Lord Chancellor.
 
    (1B)  Provided that the requirements of subsection (1) above have been met and no resolution as provided for in subsection (1A) above has been received at Westminster this Act shall come into force at the end of the Session of Parliament in which the requirements of subsection (1) above have been met.")
 
  
After the Schedule
 
  
BY THE LORD NORRIE
THE LORD CLIFFORD OF CHUDLEIGH
 
     Insert the following new Schedule-- 
 ("SCHEDULE 
 COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES OF WHICH THE QUEEN
IS HEAD OF STATE
 
     Antigua and Barbuda.
 
    Australia.
 
    The Bahamas.
 
    Barbados.
 
    Belize.
 
    Canada.
 
    Grenada.
 
    Jamaica.
 
    New Zealand.
 
    Papua New Guinea.
 
    St Christopher-Nevis.
 
    St Lucia.
 
    St Vincent and The Grenadines.
 
    Solomon Islands.
 
    Tuvalu.")
 
     Insert the following new Schedule-- 
 ("SCHEDULE 
 PROVINCES OF CANADA 
     Alberta.
 
    British Columbia.
 
    New Brunswick.
 
    Newfoundland.
 
    Nova Scotia.
 
    Manitoba.
 
    Ontario.
 
    Quebec.
 
    Prince Edward Island.
 
    Saskatchewan.")
 
     Insert the following new Schedule-- 
 ("SCHEDULE 
 STATES OF AUSTRALIA 
     New South Wales.
 
    Queensland.
 
    South Australia.
 
    Tasmania.
 
    Victoria.
 
    Western Australia.")
 
     Insert the following new Schedule-- 
 ("SCHEDULE 
 COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES OF WHICH THE QUEEN
IS NOT HEAD OF STATE
 
     Bangladesh.
 
    Botswana.
 
    Brunei.
 
    Cameroon.
 
    Cyprus.
 
    Dominica.
 
    Fiji.
 
    The Gambia.
 
    Ghana.
 
    Guyana.
 
    India.
 
    Kenya.
 
    Kiribati.
 
    Lesotho.
 
    Malawi.
 
    Malaysia.
 
    The Maldives.
 
    Malta.
 
    Mauritius.
 
    Mozambique.
 
    Namibia.
 
    Nauru.
 
    Nigeria.
 
    Pakistan.
 
    Seychelles.
 
    Sierra Leone.
 
    Singapore.
 
    South Africa.
 
    Sri Lanka.
 
    Swaziland.
 
    Tanzania.
 
    Tonga.
 
    Trinidad and Tobago.
 
    Uganda.
 
    Vanuatu.
 
    Western Samoa.
 
    Zambia.
 
    Zimbabwe.")
 
 
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