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Schedule 2
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
73     Page 28, line 37, leave out from ("where") to ("to") in line 38 and insert ("the entitlement of such a person") 
74     Page 29, line 27, leave out ("and Part I of the principal Act") 
75     Page 29, leave out lines 32 to 43 and insert ("that he was not resident in the United Kingdom on the relevant date.") 
76     Page 31, leave out lines 40 to 44 
  
Schedule 3
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
 
77     Page 32, line 8, after ("is") insert ("a British citizen,") 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
78     Page 32, line 24, leave out (", 13 and 13A") and insert ("and 13 to 13B") 
79     Page 32, line 30, at end insert--
        ("(  )  After the entry relating to section 62 insert--
        Section 180A (evidence by certificate of electoral registration)."  ")
 
80     Page 33, line 9, leave out ("time,") 
  
Clause 9
 
  
BY THE LORD CAMPBELL OF ALLOWAY
 
81     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 BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
82     Page 10, line 32, leave out ("both the full register and the edited register may") and insert ("the full register and the edited register may each") 
83     Page 10, line 35, leave out ("that") and insert ("the edited") 
  
BY THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD RENNARD
 
84     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")
 
85     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.")
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
 
86     Page 10, line 41, after ("copies") insert ("(or copies on disk or in electronic format)") 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
87     Page 11, line 2, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Provisions specifying, in relation to any description of persons prescribed by regulations made in pursuance of sub-paragraph (1)(a) above, the purposes for which copies supplied to such persons under such regulations, or information contained in them, may be used whether by such persons or by employees or other persons authorised by them in accordance with regulations to have access to such copies or information contained in them.")
 
88     Page 11, leave out line 19 and insert ("any purposes specified in such regulations or (as the case may be) for which the copies have been supplied in accordance with any such provision.") 
89     Page 11, line 19, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Provisions imposing, in relation to persons--
    (a)  to whom copies of the full register have been supplied, or information contained in such copies has been disclosed, in accordance with regulations made in pursuance of this paragraph, or
    (b)  who otherwise have access to such copies or information,
prohibitions or restrictions corresponding to those which may be imposed by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) above.
 
    (  )  Provisions imposing, in relation to persons involved in the preparation of the full register, prohibitions with respect to supplying copies of the full register and disclosing information contained in it.")
 
  
BY THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD RENNARD
 
90     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".")
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
91     Page 11, line 27, at end insert ("or
    (b)  where such a contravention has occurred on the part of a person in the employment, or otherwise under the direction or control, of a company or other organisation, for--
          (i)  a director of the company, or
          (ii)  a person concerned with the management of the organisation,
      to have failed to take such steps as it was reasonable for him to take to secure the operation of procedures designed to prevent, so far as reasonably practicable, the occurrence of such contraventions on the part of such persons."")
 
  
BY THE LORD BORRIE
THE LORD THOMSON OF MONIFIETH
THE LORD NASEBY
 
92     
(  )  After paragraph 13 (offences and supplemental matters) there shall be inserted-- 
 
        13A.  Regulations making provisions under paragraphs 10, 11 and 13 above may not be made until six months after the date on which the Representation of the People Act 2000 receives Royal Assent."")
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE LORD NORTON OF LOUTH
 
     The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 9 stand part of the Bill. 
  
After Clause 9
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
 
93     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     (". A list of those persons making a declaration of local connection shall be supplied to the police, who will undertake checks to ensure that for the purposes of this Act there are no reasonable grounds for believing that any such person is unlawfully occupying a property by virtue of which he is making a declaration of local connection.")Checks on declarations of local interest.
  
Clause 10
 
  
BY THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD RENNARD
 
94     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.")
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
 
95     Page 11, line 39, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Secretary of State shall not make any order under subsection (1) unless the relevant local authority lodges a declaration that adequate consultation has been carried out as certified by the Electoral Commission.
 
    (  )  The Electoral Commission shall have the duty of declaring when adequate local consultation on any pilot scheme has been carried out, and shall do so before any such scheme is submitted to the Secretary of State.")
 
96     Page 11, line 45, leave out ("when,") 
97     Page 11, line 45, leave out ("where") 
98     Page 11, line 45, leave out ("how") 
99     Page 12, line 1, leave out paragraph (b) 
  
BY THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD RENNARD
 
100     Page 12, line 1, at end insert ("and
    (c)  the system of voting;")
 
101     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") 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
 
102     Page 12, line 4, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  No more than one such new scheme, at any one time, shall be approved in a given electoral area.")
 
103     Page 12, line 4, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  No scheme which makes provision for voting to take place on more than one day and which makes provision for voting to take place on either a Saturday or a Sunday shall be submitted to, or approved by, the Secretary of State unless it makes provision for voting to take place on both days.")
 
104     Page 12, line 10, at end insert--
    ("(  )  he shall make a declaration stating whether any Minister of the Crown, or member of his family, has an indirect or direct pecuniary interest in any premises to be used for voting at the elections, or in any undertaking which is providing services for the conduct of electronic voting;")
 
105     Page 12, line 13, at end insert ("; and
    (  )  that authority shall, if it proposes to allow voting in retail premises, publish the names and addresses of such premises not less than three months in advance of the election concerned and give other retailers in the area opportunity to make representations against the proposals")
 
106     Page 12, line 13, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  No order under subsection (1) shall be made by the Secretary of State which involves the conduct of voting on premises where literature produced by, or about, political parties represented in the elections is on sale, or where alcoholic beverages can be purchased while polls are open.")
 
  
BY THE LORD JOPLING
 
107     Page 12, line 15, leave out ("the authority concerned shall prepare a report on") and insert ("an independent assessment shall be made of") 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
 
108     Page 12, line 45, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Secretary of State shall lay a copy of any such report before each House of Parliament, together with a statement of his assessment of the experiment.")
 
  
Clause 11
 
  
BY THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD RENNARD
 
109     Page 13, line 13, leave out ("relevant elections of any description") and insert ("local government elections in England and Wales") 
110     Page 13, line 17, leave out subsection (2) 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
 
111     Page 13, line 19, leave out paragraph (a) 
  
BY THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD RENNARD
 
112     Page 13, line 22, leave out from ("(1)") to end of line 25 
113     Page 13, line 27, leave out from first ("area") to ("specified") 
114     Page 13, line 37, leave out (", or district electoral,") 
115     Page 13, line 42, leave out subsection (7) 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
 
116     Page 13, line 44, leave out paragraphs (a) to (e) 
117     Page 14, line 6, leave out paragraph (g) 
  
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. 
 
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