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Amendments to the Representation of the People Bill

Representation of the People Bill -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Amendments to the Representation of the People Bill to be moved in Committee in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 9
 
  
BY THE LORD CAMPBELL OF ALLOWAY
 
     Page 10, line 22, leave out from beginning to end of line 27 on page 11 and insert--
        (""10.  Provisions requiring that the Register prepared by virtue of this Act which shall be open to further inspection shall not be used without the consent of the person registered for any commercial purpose other than by a registered charity.
        11.  Provisions making it an offence punishable on summary conviction by a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale to contravene regulations made in pursuance of paragraph 10 above."")
 
  
BY THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD RENNARD
 
     Page 10, line 36, at end insert--
    ("(c)  confirming that, where the exclusion of the name and address of a registered elector from the edited register is requested on behalf of that elector, the elector has consented to that request, and
    (d)  explaining any adverse consequences likely to flow from the exclusion of the names and addresses of registered electors from the edited register")
 
     Page 10, line 36, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Provisions entitling registered electors whose names and addresses have been omitted from the edited register to have their names and addresses included in the edited register.")
 
     Page 11, line 21, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In paragraph 11A(1) there shall be inserted at the end "or, in the case of any person entitled free of charge to a printed copy of the register, free of charge".")
 
  
Clause 10
 
  
BY THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD RENNARD
 
     Page 11, line 39, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In exercising his powers under subsection (1), the Secretary of State shall give particular encouragement to pilot schemes which explore the use of the internet and other new technologies in the electoral process.")
 
     Page 12, line 1, at end insert ("and
    (c)  the system of voting;")
 
     Page 12, line 4, at end insert ("and for an election in any ward or division in which two or more candidates are to be elected at the same election to be conducted by a system of proportional representation") 
  
Clause 11
 
  
BY THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD RENNARD
 
     The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 11 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Clause 13
 
  
BY THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD RENNARD
 
     Page 14, line 34, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In rule 25 (provision of polling stations) after sub-paragraph (1) there shall be inserted--
        ("(1A) The returning officer shall not provide as a polling station any place which is not accessible to people in wheelchairs or otherwise with restricted mobility and can not reasonably be made accessible to them by temporary ramps or other equipment."")
 
     Page 14, line 45, at end insert ("; and
    (c)  temporary ramps or other equipment which may be reasonably required to allow access to polling stations by registered electors in wheelchairs or otherwise with restricted mobility"")
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