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

Here you can browse the Supplement (f) to the Marshalled List of Amendments to the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill to be moved in Committee in the House of Lords.

  
Before Clause 134
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  In section 2 of the Representation of the People Act 1985 (Registration of British citizens overseas), at the beginning of subsection (1) there is inserted "Subject to subsections (1A) and (1B),")
 
    (2)  After subsection (1) there is inserted--
        (1A)  A person may not be registered in a register of parliamentary electors for any constituency or part of a constituency in pursuance of an overseas elector's declaration unless he has been so registered within the previous 12 months.
        (1B)  Subsection (1A) does not apply to a person who qualified as an overseas elector in relation to parliamentary election within the previous 5 year period, and such a person may be registered in accordance with subsection (1) above if--
      (a)  during that 5 year period they have been registered at least once in a register of parliamentary electors for any constituency or part of a constituency in pursuance of an overseas elector's declaration (whether or not that registration has subsequently lapsed), and
      (b)  they register within 12 months of the end of that 5 year period."")
Registration of overseas electors.
 
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