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

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

     The amendments have been marshalled in accordance with the instruction of 8th February 2000, as follows-- 
 Clauses 1 to 8
Schedules 1 to 3
Clauses 9 to 12
Schedule 4
Clauses 13 to 16
Schedules 5 and 6
 
 [Amendments marked * are new or have been altered] 
Amendment
No.
 
  
Clause 1
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
 
1     Page 1, line 17, after first ("a") insert ("British citizen or a") 
2     Page 2, line 6, after first ("a") insert ("British citizen or a") 
3     Page 2, line 6, leave out (", a citizen of the Republic of Ireland") 
  
BY THE LORD JOPLING
 
4     Page 2, line 27, leave out ("Northern Ireland") and insert ("the United Kingdom") 
5     Page 2, line 29, leave out ("Northern Ireland") and insert ("the United Kingdom") 
6     Page 2, line 31, at end insert ("if it is a new registration within the United Kingdom") 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
 
7     Page 2, line 38, after first ("a") insert ("British citizen or a") 
8*     Page 2, line 38, leave out (", a citizen of Republic of Ireland") 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
9     Page 2, line 44, at end insert--
          ("(ii)  compliance with any prescribed requirements; and")
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
 
10     Page 3, line 2, at end insert-- 
10("(  )  The date on which any application made for registration shall be entered against his name in the register; and until the date given in the entry he shall not by virtue of that entry be treated as an elector for any purposes other than those of an election the date of the poll for which is the date so given or date thereafter.") 
  
Clause 2
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
11*     Page 4, line 12, leave out ("or 71") 
12*     Page 4, line 13, after ("1984") insert ("or section 71 of that Act (being a person to whom that section applies by virtue of subsection (2)(a) of that section)") 
  
Clause 3
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
 
13     Page 5, line 7, after ("purpose") insert (", lawfulness") 
14     Page 5, line 10, leave out ("for example,") 
15     Page 5, line 13, after ("elsewhere") insert ("and he is neither unlawfully occupying the premises, nor is resident there by reason of being admitted by other persons who are unlawfully occupying the premises") 
16     Page 5, line 26, after ("permanent") insert (", lawful") 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
17     Page 5, line 32, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Subsection (3) above shall apply in relation to a person's absence by reason of his attendance on a course provided by an educational institution as it applies in relation to a person's absence in the performance of any duty such as is mentioned in that subsection.")
 
  
Clause 4
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
18     Page 6, leave out lines 3 to 9 and insert--
 
    ("(3)  A person registered in a register of electors in pursuance of an application for registration made by virtue of subsection (2) above is entitled to remain so registered until--
    (a)  the end of the period of 12 months beginning with the date when the entry in the register first takes effect, or
    (b)  another entry made in respect of him in any register of electors takes effect (whether or not in pursuance of an application made by virtue of subsection (2)),
whichever first occurs.
 
    (3A)  Where the entitlement of such a person to remain so registered terminates by virtue of subsection (3) above, the registration officer concerned shall remove that person's entry from the register, unless he is entitled to remain registered in pursuance of a further application made by virtue of subsection (2).")
 
  
Clause 5
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
19     Page 6, leave out lines 41 to 47 and insert--
 
    ("(3)  A person registered in a register of electors in pursuance of an application for registration made by virtue of subsection (2) above is entitled to remain so registered until--
    (a)  the end of the period of 12 months beginning with the date when the entry in the register first takes effect, or
    (b)  another entry made in respect of him in any register of electors takes effect (whether or not in pursuance of an application made by virtue of subsection (2)),
whichever first occurs.
 
    (3A)  Where the entitlement of such a person to remain so registered terminates by virtue of subsection (3) above, the registration officer concerned shall remove that person's entry from the register, unless he is entitled to remain registered in pursuance of a further application made by virtue of subsection (2).")
 
20*     Page 7, line 15, leave out from ("order") to end of line 16 and insert ("under section 70 of the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984 or a transfer direction under section 71 of that Act made in respect of a person to whom that section applies by virtue of subsection (2)(c) of that section") 
  
After Clause 5
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
 
21     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     (".  After section 7A of the 1983 Act (as inserted by section 5 above) there shall be inserted--Registration and voting rights of asylum seekers.
 Registration and voting rights of asylum seekers.     7AA.  A person who claims political asylum in the United Kingdom but has not been given leave to remain shall not be entitled to register to vote, or vote, until and unless he is granted such leave."") 
  
Clause 6
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
22     Page 7, line 39, after ("not") insert (", for the purposes of section 4 above,") 
  
BY THE LORD JOPLING
 
23     Page 8, line 16, at end insert ("British citizen,") 
24     Page 8, line 23, at end insert--
    ("(  )  the nature of previous registration and the address at which he was previously registered")
 
25     Page 8, line 33, at end insert ("lawfully") 
26     Page 8, line 40, leave out ("Northern Ireland") and insert ("the United Kingdom") 
27     Page 8, line 41, leave out ("Northern Ireland") and insert ("the United Kingdom") 
28     Page 9, leave out lines 12 and 13 
29     Page 9, line 13, at end insert ("or
    (c)  makes a declaration of local connection stating an address which he is unlawfully occupying without permission of the owner, or which the registration officer has reason to believe he, or other persons, are unlawfully occupying,")
 
30     Page 9, line 14, leave out ("or declarations") 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
 
31     Page 9, line 20, at end insert--
        ("(  )  A declaration of local connection shall be of no effect if that declaration states an address within a constituency which is not represented by a Member of Parliament at the time when that declaration is received by the registration officer.")
 
  
BY THE LORD JOPLING
 
32     Page 9, line 20, at end insert--
        (  )  On the acceptance of a declaration of local connection, the electoral registration officer shall issue the applicant with a certificate of verification, which shall bear the applicant's signature, for the purpose of identification at a polling station.")
 
33     Page 9, line 20, at end insert--
        ("(  )  A declaration of local connection shall be of no effect unless it is delivered personally by a person falling within subsection (2)(c) above and (3)(a)(ii) above to the registration officer's office accompanied by proof of identity.")
 
34     Page 9, line 20, at end insert--
        ("(  )  A declaration of local connection shall be of no effect if the lawful owner of the premises at the required address can show that the declarant is occupying that address unlawfully.")
 
35     Page 9, leave out lines 24 to 29 and insert ("resident in the United Kingdom for the whole of the period three months ending with that date.") 
36     Page 9, line 35, at end insert--
    ("(  )  the declaration is cancelled because there are reasonable grounds to believe the person is unlawfully occupying the address, or has been admitted to it by persons unlawfully occupying it,")
 
  
Clause 7
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
37     Page 9, line 42, leave out from ("Where") to ("to") in line 44 and insert ("the entitlement of such a person") 
 
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