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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.

  
Clause 97
 
  
BY THE LORD OWEN
THE LORD PRIOR
THE LORD HEALEY
 
     Page 62, line 38, at end insert (", or
          (ii)  a referendum held on the provisions contained in a Bill in pursuance of a certificate issued by the Speaker of the House of Commons under section (Bills of first class constitutional importance: Speaker's certificate)")
 
  
After Clause 97
 
  
BY THE LORD OWEN
THE LORD PRIOR
THE LORD HEALEY
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  For the purposes of section 97(2)(a)(ii), if, in the opinion of the Speaker of the House of Commons, a Bill introduced into the House of Commons is of first class constitutional importance on which there are significant divisions of public opinion or parliamentary opinion (or both), she may issue a certificate to that effect.
 
    (2)  A Bill about which the Speaker of the House of Commons has issued a certificate under subsection (1) may not be presented for the Royal Assent until a referendum is held approving the provisions contained in that Bill.")
Bills of first class constitutional importance: Speaker's certificate.
  
In the Title
 
  
BY THE LORD OWEN
THE LORD PRIOR
THE LORD HEALEY
 
     Line 4, leave out ("and referendum campaigns and the conduct of referendums;") and insert ("campaigns; to make provision about referendums;") 
 
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