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Amendments to the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill

Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Amendments to the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill to be moved in Committee in the House of Lords.

  
After Clause 8
 
  
BY THE LORD NORTON OF LOUTH
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  The Commission shall, at the request of the sponsor of a Bill for an Act to provide for a referendum under section 97, give advice on the wording of the question or questions to be employed in that referendum.")Commission to give advice on wording of question in a referendum.
  
Clause 12
 
  
BY THE LORD NORTON OF LOUTH
 
     Page 8, line 30, leave out ("pending such systems") and insert ("system approved by Act of Parliament for use in a forthcoming election") 
     Page 8, line 33, leave out paragraph (b) 
  
Clause 22
 
  
BY THE LORD NORTON OF LOUTH
 
     Page 13, line 32, leave out from ("party") to end of line 35 
  
Clause 49
 
  
BY THE LORD NORTON OF LOUTH
 
     Page 29, line 32, leave out ("registered in an electoral register") and insert ("resident in the United Kingdom") 
     Page 30, line 7, leave out ("registered in an electoral register") and insert ("resident in the United Kingdom") 
     Page 30, line 38, leave out subsection (8) 
  
Schedule 5
 
  
BY THE LORD NORTON OF LOUTH
 
     Page 112, line 7, leave out paragraph (b) 
     Page 112, line 22, at end insert ("home address in the United Kingdom") 
     Page 112, line 23, leave out paragraph (a) 
     Page 112, line 25, leave out paragraph (b) 
  
Clause 60
 
  
BY THE LORD NORTON OF LOUTH
 
     The Lord Norton of Louth gives notice of his intention to oppose the Question that Clause 60 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Clause 61
 
  
BY THE LORD NORTON OF LOUTH
 
     The Lord Norton of Louth gives notice of his intention to oppose the Question that Clause 61 stand part of the Bill. 
  
After Clause 97
 
  
BY THE LORD NORTON OF LOUTH
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  The sponsor of a Bill for an Act to provide for a referendum under section 97 shall certify that he has consulted the Commission as to the wording of the question or questions to be put in the referendum and such certification shall accompany the Bill.")Certification of consultation with Commission.
  
After Clause 123
 
  
BY THE LORD NORTON OF LOUTH
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  For the result of a referendum to be declared valid there shall be a simple majority voting in favour of a proposition on the ballot paper and that simple majority shall represent no less than 40 per cent. of those eligible to vote.
 
    (2)  The Chief Counting Officer shall certify whether the conditions set out in subsection (1) have been met.
 
    (3)  The certification of the Chief Counting Officer under subsection (2) shall be deemed to be conclusive.")
Threshold to
be met.
 
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