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Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

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 [Amendments marked * are new or have been altered] 
Amendment
No.
 
  
Clause 1
 
  
BY THE LORD LAMONT OF LERWICK
 
1     Page 1, line 5, leave out from beginning to ("section") in line 6 
  
BY THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD LAMONT OF LERWICK
 
2     Page 1, line 5, at beginning insert ("Subject to section (Commencement conditional on progress to decommissioning),") 
  
BY THE LORD LAMONT OF LERWICK
 
3     Page 1, line 8, leave out ("are") and insert ("is") 
4     Page 1, line 9, at end insert ("provided that, in respect of Ireland, a person who is or has been a member of a proscribed organisation within the meaning of the Terrorism Act 2000 and who has not disavowed terrorism within the meaning given to that expression by that Act before taking his or her seat in the said House or Assembly shall be disqualified from membership of the House of Commons and the Northern Ireland Assembly")2000 c. 11.
  
BY THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE LORD GLENTORAN
 
5     Page 1, line 9, at end insert--
 
    ("(  ) This section does not apply to a person who--
    (a)  in relation to Ireland, has been convicted of a terrorist offence or a scheduled offence, as defined in the Terrorism Act 2000, or
    (b)  is or has been a member of a proscribed Irish organisation within the meaning of that Act,
unless he has disavowed terrorism as defined by that Act.")
 
  
BY THE LORD LAMONT OF LERWICK
 
6     Page 1, line 9, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  At the end insert "is a Minister in the government of any country or territory outside the United Kingdom; or"")
 
7     Page 1, line 9, at end insert--
 
    ("(2A)  This section shall come into force on a day to be appointed by an order made by the Secretary of State; and the Secretary of State shall not make such an order unless he has previously laid before both Houses of Parliament a statement in relation to the Belfast Agreement (Cm 3883), stating that in his opinion and in the opinion of all parties to that Agreement, all aspects of the Agreement have been implemented.
 
    (2B)  No order shall be made under subsection (2A) unless a draft of the order has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.")
 
  
BY THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD LAMONT OF LERWICK
 
     The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 1 stand part of the Bill. 
  
After Clause 1
 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE LORD LAMONT OF LERWICK
 
8     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  No person may be a member of the House of Commons who holds an office of profit under a Commonwealth or foreign government which, if it were an office of profit under the Crown, would disqualify him from membership of the House of Commons.")Offices of profit under Commonwealth or foreign government.
  
BY THE LORD LAMONT OF LERWICK
 
9     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     (". Any person who is elected as a member of both the Northern Ireland Assembly and the legislature of Ireland shall receive no more than 50 per cent. of the office costs allowance payable to a member of the Northern Ireland Assembly.")Allowances for dual membership of legislature of Ireland and Northern Ireland Assembly.
10     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     (". Any person who is elected as a member of both the Northern Ireland Assembly and the legislature of Ireland shall be paid 50 per cent. of the salary of a member of the Northern Ireland Assembly.")Salary for dual membership of legislature of Ireland and Northern Ireland Assembly.
11     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     (". No person elected to the Parliament of the United Kingdom and also to the legislature of the Republic of Ireland may become a Minister of the Crown.")Disqualification from ministerial office in the United Kingdom.
12     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     (". No person who is a member of the legislature of Ireland (the Oireachtas) may hold any ministerial position, or be a government whip, or be a member of the Government of the United Kingdom.")Disqualification from ministerial office in the United Kingdom (No. 2).
13     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     (".--(1) No person may be appointed to ministerial office in the Government of the United Kingdom if he is a member of the Government of Ireland.
 
    (2)  A minister in the government of the United Kingdom ceases to hold office on becoming a minister in the Government of Ireland.")
Disqualification from ministerial office in the United Kingdom (No. 3).
14     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     (". No person who is a member of the legislature of Ireland (the Oireachtas) may be elected as Speaker or Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons.")Disqualification from election as Speaker or Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons.
  
Clause 2
 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE LORD LAMONT OF LERWICK
 
15     Page 1, line 13, after ("Minister") insert ("as Presiding Officer or as Deputy Presiding Officer") 
16     Page 1, line 15, at end insert ("or
    (d)  be nominated as a chairman or a deputy chairman of a statutory committee,")
 
  
BY THE LORD LAIRD
THE LORD MOLYNEAUX OF KILLEAD
THE LORD ROGAN
 
17*     Page 1, line 15, at end insert ("or
    (d)  stand for election as Presiding Officer or as Deputy Presiding Officer, or be elected as such, or
    (e)  be nominated as a Chairman or Deputy Chairman of a statutory committee or ad hoc committee,")
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
18     Page 1, line 16, leave out ("a Minister of the Government of Ireland") and insert ("the holder of a disqualifying office") 
  
BY THE LORD MOLYNEAUX OF KILLEAD
THE LORD ROGAN
THE LORD LAIRD
 
19*     Page 1, line 16, after ("Minister") insert ("or Junior Minister") 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE LORD LAMONT OF LERWICK
THE LORD LAIRD
 
20     Page 1, line 16, after ("Government") insert ("or a member of the legislature") 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE LORD LAMONT OF LERWICK
 
21     Page 1, line 16, at end insert ("or of a Commonwealth country") 
  
BY THE LORD LAMONT OF LERWICK
 
22     Page 1, line 16, at end insert ("or a member of either House of the legislature of the Republic of Ireland") 
23     Page 1, line 16, at end insert ("or is Chair or Vice Chair of a Subject Committee in the legislature of Ireland") 
  
BY THE LORD LAIRD
THE LORD MOLYNEAUX OF KILLEAD
THE LORD ROGAN
 
24*     Page 1, line 17, after second ("Minister") insert ("Presiding Officer or Deputy Presiding Officer, Chairman or Deputy Chairman") 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
25     Page 1, line 17, leave out ("office on becoming a Minister of the Government of Ireland") and insert ("that office on becoming the holder of a disqualifying office.
 
    (  )  In this section "disqualifying office" means--
    (a)  Minister of the Government of Ireland; or
    (b)  chairman or deputy chairman of--
          (i)  a committee of the Da&#M171;il E&#M161;ireann (House of Representatives of Ireland);
          (ii)  a committee of the Seanad E&#M161;ireann (Senate of Ireland); or
          (iii)  a joint committee of the Oireachtas (National Parliament of Ireland).")
 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE LORD LAMONT OF LERWICK
THE LORD LAIRD
 
26     Page 1, line 18, after ("Government") insert ("or a member of the legislature") 
27     Page 1, line 18, at end insert ("or of a Commonwealth country") 
  
BY THE LORD LAMONT OF LERWICK
 
28     Page 1, line 18, at end insert ("or a member of either House of the legislature of the Republic of Ireland") 
29     Page 1, line 18, at end insert ("or on becoming a Chair or Vice Chair of a Subject Committee") 
     The Lord Lamont of Lerwick gives notice of his intention to oppose the Question that Clause 2 stand part of the Bill. 
  
After Clause 2
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
30     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     (". In section 29(5) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (which requires standing orders of the Assembly to make certain provision with respect to statutory committees), after "committee;" in paragraph (a) insert--
      (aa)  a member of the Assembly who is a Minister of the Government of Ireland or the chairman or deputy chairman of--
            (i)  a committee of the Da&#M171;il E&#M161;ireann (House of Representatives of Ireland),
            (ii)  a committee of the Seanad E&#M161;ireann (Senate of Ireland), or
            (iii)  a joint committee of the Oireachtas (National Parliament of Ireland),
 
 
    may not be the chairman or deputy chairman of a statutory committee;".")
Disqualification for chairmanship etc. of statutory committee of Northern Ireland Assembly.
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE LORD LAMONT OF LERWICK
 
31     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  No person may be a Minister of the Crown, or Leader or other paid officer of the Opposition, if he is a Minister or Junior Minister of the Government of Ireland.")Disqualification for Ministerial etc. office in United Kingdom (No. 1).
32     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  No person may be a Minister of the Crown, or Leader or other paid officer of the Opposition, if he is a member of the legislature of Ireland.")Disqualification for Ministerial etc. office in United Kingdom (No. 2).
33     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  When a member of the House of Commons, the Scottish Parliament or the Northern Ireland Assembly is elected to serve as a member of the legislature of another country, he shall be at once disqualified for membership of the House of Commons, the Scottish Parliament or the Northern Ireland Assembly, as the case may be, until and unless he is again elected to serve in the House of Commons, the Scottish Parliament or the Northern Ireland Assembly, as the case may be, while serving as a member of the foreign legislature.")Disqualification following election to foreign legislature.
  
Clause 3
 
  
BY THE LORD LAMONT OF LERWICK
 
     The Lord Lamont of Lerwick gives notice of his intention to oppose the Question that Clause 3 stand part of the Bill. 
  
After Clause 3
 
  
BY THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD LAMONT OF LERWICK
 
34     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  This Act shall come into force on such day as the Secretary of State may by order, made by statutory instrument, appoint; but no such order shall be made until the Commission referred to in section 7 of the Northern Ireland Arms Decommissioning Act 1997 has certified to the Secretary of State that there has been substantial progress in the implementation of the Decommissioning section of the Belfast Agreement (Command Paper 3883).
 
    (2)  No order may be made under this section unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.")
Commencement conditional on progress to decommissioning.
  
BY THE LORD LAMONT OF LERWICK
 
35     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     (". This Act shall not come into force until legislation is passed by the legislature of Ireland removing the disqualification on members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords becoming members of the legislature of Ireland.")Commencement.
  
Clause 4
 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE LORD LAMONT OF LERWICK
 
36     Page 2, line 1, after ("Disqualifications") insert ("(Ministers and Members of the Legislature of Ireland)") 
  
In the Title
 
  
BY THE LORD LAMONT OF LERWICK
 
37     Line 1, leave out ("the House of Commons and") 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE LORD LAMONT OF LERWICK
THE LORD LAIRD
 
38     Line 2, after ("Commons") insert (", the Scottish Parliament, the Welsh Assembly") 
  
BY THE LORD LAMONT OF LERWICK
 
39     Line 3, after ("Oireachtas);") insert ("to extend that disqualification to Ministers in the government of any country or territory outside the United Kingdom;") 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
40     Line 3, leave out ("and") 
  
BY THE LORD LAIRD
THE LORD MOLYNEAUX OF KILLEAD
THE LORD ROGAN
 
41*     Line 4, after ("for") insert ("Presiding Officer and Deputy Presiding Officer, Chairmanship and Deputy Chairmanship of Statutory Committees and") 
  
BY THE LORD LAMONT OF LERWICK
 
42     Line 4, after ("Ireland") insert ("or the United Kingdom") 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
43     Line 5, at end insert ("or chairmen or deputy chairmen of committees of the Da&#M171;il E&#M161;ireann or the Senead E&#M161;irann or of joint committees of the Oireachtas; and to make provision with respect to who may be chairman or deputy chairman of a statutory committee of the Assembly") 
  
BY THE LORD LAMONT OF LERWICK
 
44     Line 5, at end insert ("or members of the legislature of the Republic of Ireland") 
 
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