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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 Supplement (a) to the Marshalled List of Amendments to the Representation of the People Bill to be moved in Committee in the House of Lords.

  
Schedule 1
 
  
BY THE LORD DHOLAKIA
 
39A*     Page 19, line 23, leave out ("or mental hospitals (within the meaning of section 7 above)") 
  
After Clause 12
 
  
BY THE BARONESS FOOKES
 
118A*     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  Prior to the issue of a ballot paper, the presiding officer shall require each elector to identify himself by one of the following items of documentary evidence-- 
 
    (a)  a valid United Kingdom or European Union passport,
    (b)  a valid United Kingdom or European Union driving licence,
    (c)  a Department of Social Security pension, unemployment or family credit benefit book,
    (d)  a National Health Service medical card,
    (e)  a certificate of verification as issued by the electoral registration officer, or
    (f)  other such documentary evidence as may in the reasonable opinion of the presiding officer concerned constitute such evidence of the matters provided for within this section.")
Identification at polling stations.
  
After Clause 13
 
  
BY THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD RENNARD
[In substitution for Amendment 124]
 
127A*     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  In Schedule 1 to the 1983 Act (the parliamentary elections rules), in rule 6 (nomination of candidates) at the end there shall be inserted--
        (4)  The returning officer shall refuse to accept the nomination of a candidate in a name which has been adopted by the candidate and appears to the returning officer to have been adopted with a view to causing confusion among electors between that candidate and any other person who is or is likely to become a candidate in the same election."")
Acceptance of nominations: misleading names.
 
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