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Amendment Paper as at
Wednesday 29th November 2000

CONSIDERATION OF LORDS AMENDMENTS


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

POLITICAL PARTIES, ELECTIONS AND REFERENDUMS BILL

On Consideration of Lords Amendments to the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill


Lords Amendment No. 32

   

Mr William Hague
Mr David Trimble
Mr Andrew Mackay
Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Robert Walter
Mr William Ross

*To move, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment.


Lords Amendment No. 64

   

Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Robert Walter
As Amendments to the Lords Amendment:—

(a)

*Line     34,     leave out '14' and insert '21'.

   


(b)

*Line     38,     leave out '28' and insert '42'.


Lords Amendment No. 68

   

Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Robert Walter
As an Amendment to the Lords Amendment:—

(a)

*Line     39,     leave out subsections (7) and (8).


Lords Amendment No. 71

   

Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Robert Walter

*To move, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment.

   

Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Robert Walter
To move the following Amendment to the Bill in lieu of the Lords Amendment:—

(a)

*Insert the following new Clause, after Clause 32:—

'Commission to maintain a National Electoral Register

    (1) The Commission shall maintain and make available in electronic form to all registered parties a national register of all individuals for the time being registered in an electoral register.

    (2) In this section, the term "electoral register" has the same meaning as in section 49.'.

   

Mr Simon Hughes
Mr Robert Maclennan
Ms Jackie Ballard
Mr John Burnett
Mr Andrew Stunell
Mr Paul Tyler
As an Amendment to the Lords Amendment:—

(b)

*Leave out '"£700,000" and insert "£1 million".'.


Lords Amendment No. 130

   

Mr Secretary Straw

*To move, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment.


Lords Amendment No. 132

   

Mr William Hague
Mr David Trimble
Mr Andrew Mackay
Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Robert Walter
Mr William Ross

*To move, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment.

   


To move the following Amendment to the Bill in lieu of the Lords Amendment:—

(a)

*Page     41,     line     35,     leave out from 'for' to end of line 43 and insert 'exempting from inclusion in the register maintained by the Commission under section 64 any specified details in respect of donations to parties registered in the Northern Ireland register.'.


Lords Amendment No. 133

   

Mr William Hague
Mr David Trimble
Mr Andrew Mackay
Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Robert Walter
Mr William Ross

As Amendments to the Lords Amendments:—

(a)

*Leave out lines 2 to 5.

   


(b)

*Line     9,     leave out '(a) or (b)'.

   


(c)

*Line     10,     leave out 'four years' and insert 'one year'.

   


(d)

*Line     13,     leave out 'four years' and insert 'one year'.

   


(e)

*Line     15,     at end insert—

    '( ) (a) The provisions of this section shall expire four years after they come into force unless continued in force by an order under paragraph (b) of this subsection.

      (b) The Secretary of State may by order provide that the provisions of this section shall continue in force for a period not exceeding four years from the coming into operation of the order.

      (c) No order shall be made under paragraph (b) of this subsection unless a draft of the order has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.'.

   


(f)

*Line     15,     at end insert—

    '( ) An order under subsection (1) shall be made so as to prohibit any Northern Ireland party from using any donation received from a person who is a permissible donor only by virtue of an order under subsection (1) to make any payment in respect of referendum expenses (as defined in section 106).'.

   


(g)

*Line     15,     at end insert—

    '( ) An order under subsection (1) shall be made so as to prohibit any Northern Ireland party from accepting any donation during a referendum period (as defined in section 98) from a person who is a permissible donor only by virtue of an order under subsection (1)'.


Lords Amendment No. 148

   

Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Robert Walter
As Amendments to the Lords Amendment:—

(a)

*Line     10,     leave out '14' and insert '21'.

   


(b)

*Line     12,     leave out '28' and insert '42'.


Lords Amendment No. 177

   

Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Robert Walter
As an Amendment to the Lords Amendment:—

(a)

*Leave out lines 24 and 25.


Lords Amendment No. 294

   

Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Robert Walter
As Amendments to the Lords Amendment:—

(a)

*Line     16,     leave out 'or by others'.

   


(b)

*Line     16,     after 'others', insert 'authorised by him'.

   


(c)

*Line     19,     leave out 'or by others'.

   


(d)

*Line     19,     after 'others', insert 'authorised by him'.

   


(e)

*Line     26,     leave out 'or by others'.

   


(f)

*Line     26,     after 'others', insert 'authorised by him'.

   


(g)

*Line     29,     leave out 'or by others'.

   


(h)

*Line     29,     after 'others', insert 'authorised by him'.


Lords Amendment No. 303

   

Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Robert Walter

*To move, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment.

   

Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Robert Walter
To move the following Amendment to the Bill in lieu of the Lords Amendment:—

(a)

*Page     86,     leave out from beginning of line 40 to end of line 4 on page 87 and insert—

    '(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 elections within the preceding period of 5 years, and such a person may be registered in accordance with subsection (1) above if—

      (a) during that 5 year period he has 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 declaration has subsequently lapsed), and

      (b) he registers within 12 months of the end of that 5 year period.".'.


Lords Amendment No. 349

   

Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Robert Walter
As Amendments to the Lords Amendment:—

(a)

*Line     3,     leave out 'other than one falling within subsection (5)'.

   


(b)

*Line     7,     leave out '27th July 1999' and insert 'the date that this Act receives the Royal Assent'.

   


(c)

*Line     7,     leave out '27th July 1999' and insert 'the coming into force of this section'.

   


(d)

*Line     8,     leave out 'on or after that date' and insert 'after the date that this Act receives the Royal Assent'.

   


(e)

*Line     8,     leave out 'on or after that date' and insert 'after the coming into force of this section'.

   


(f)

*Line     9,     after 'date', insert 'other than by a permissible donor falling within section 49(2) or under the will of a person falling within section 49(3)'.

   


(g)

*Line     10,     leave out 'on or after that date' and insert 'after the date that this Act receives the Royal Assent'.

   


(h)

*Line     10,     leave out 'on or after that date' and insert 'after the coming into force of this section'.

   


(i)

*Line     31,     leave out subsection (5).


Lords Amendment No. 370

   

Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Robert Walter
As Amendments to the Lords Amendment:—

(a)

*Line     3,     after 'executive', insert 'or as any other member of staff of the Commission'.

   


(b)

*Line     5,     leave out from 'or' to end of line 8.


Lords Amendment No. 372

   

Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Robert Walter
As Amendments to the Lords Amendment:—

(a)

*Line     4,     leave out 'if he is their chief executive'.

   


(b)

*Line     6,     leave out from 'and' to end of line 8.


    POLITICAL PARTIES,ELECTIONS AND REFERENDUMS BILL AND DISQUALIFICATIONS BILL (ALLOCATION OF TIME)

    Margaret Beckett
Mr Secretary Straw

    That the following provisions shall apply to the remaining proceedings on the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill and the Disqualifications Bill:—

Lords Amendments

    1.—(1) Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments to the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill shall be completed at today's sitting and, if not previously concluded, shall be brought to a conclusion at midnight.

      (2) Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments to the Disqualifications Bill shall be completed in one allotted day and, if not previously concluded, shall be brought to a conclusion three hours after their commencement.

    2.—(1) This paragraph applies for the purpose of bringing proceedings on either Bill to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph 1.

    (2) The Speaker shall first put forthwith any Question which has been proposed from the Chair and not yet decided.

    (3) If that Question is for the amendment of a Lords Amendment, the Speaker shall then put forthwith—

      (a) a single Question on any further Amendments of the Lords Amendment moved by a Minister of the Crown, and

      (b) the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown that this House agrees or disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment or (as the case may be) in their Amendment as amended.

    (4) The Speaker shall then put forthwith—

      (a) a single Question on any Amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown to a Lords Amendment, and

      (b) the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown that this House agrees or disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment or (as the case may be) in their Amendment as amended.

    (5) The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown that this House disagrees with the Lords in a Lords Amendment.

    (6) The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question that this House agrees with the Lords in all the remaining Lords Amendments.

    (7) As soon as the House has—

      (a) agreed or disagreed with the Lords in any of their Amendments, or

      (b) disposed of an Amendment relevant to a Lords Amendment which has been disagreed to,

    the Speaker shall put forthwith a single Question on any Amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown relevant to the Lords Amendment.

Subsequent stages

    3.—(1) The Speaker shall put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown for the consideration forthwith of any further Message from the Lords on either Bill.

    (2) The proceedings on any further Message from the Lords shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement.

    4.—(1) This paragraph applies for the purpose of bringing proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph 3.

    (2) The Speaker shall first put forthwith any Question which has been proposed from the Chair and not yet decided.

    (3) The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown which is related to the Question already proposed from the Chair.

    (4) The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown on or relevant to any of the remaining items in the Lords Message.

    (5) The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question that this House agrees with the Lords in all the remaining Lords Proposals.

Reasons Committee

    5.—(1) This paragraph applies to any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown, in relation to either Bill, for the appointment, nomination and quorum of a Committee to draw up Reasons and the appointment of its Chairman.

    (2) The Speaker shall put forthwith the Question on the Motion.

    (3) The Committee shall report before the conclusion of the sitting at which it is appointed.

    (4) Proceedings in the Committee shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion 30 minutes after their commencement.

    (5) For the purpose of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with sub-paragraph (4), the Chairman shall—

      (a) first put forthwith any Question which has been proposed from the Chair and not yet decided, and

      (b) then put forthwith successively Questions on Motions which may be made by a Minister of the Crown for assigning a Reason for disagreeing with the Lords in any of their Amendments.

    (6) The proceedings of the Committee shall be reported without any further Question being put.

Miscellaneous

    6.—(1) The following paragraphs apply to—

      (a) proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments to the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill,

      (b) proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments to the Disqualifications Bill,

      (c) proceedings on any further Message from the Lords on either Bill, and

      (d) proceedings on the appointment, nomination and quorum of a Committee to draw up Reasons (and the appointment of its Chairman) and the Report of such a Committee.

    7. Standing Order No. 15(1) (Exempted business) shall apply to the proceedings.

    8. The proceedings shall not be interrupted under any Standing Order relating to the sittings of the House.

    9. No dilatory Motion with respect to, or in the course of, the proceedings shall be made except by a Minister of the Crown; and the Question on any such Motion shall be put forthwith.

    10.—(1) If on a day on which any of the proceedings take place a Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 24 (Adjournment on specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration) would stand over to Seven o'clock—

      (a) that Motion stands over until the conclusion of any of the proceedings which are to be brought to a conclusion at or before that time, and

      (b) the bringing to a conclusion of any of the proceedings which are to be brought to a conclusion after that time is postponed for a period of time equal to the duration of the proceedings on that Motion.

    (2) If a Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 24 stands over from an earlier day to such a day, the bringing to a conclusion of any of the proceedings on that day is postponed for a period of time equal to the duration of the proceedings on that Motion.

    11. If the House is adjourned, or the sitting is suspended, before the expiry of the period at the end of which any of the proceedings are to be brought to a conclusion under this Order, no notice shall be required of a Motion made at the next sitting by a Minister of the Crown for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order.

The allotted day

    12. In this Order, "allotted day" means any day on which the Disqualifications Bill is put down on the main business as first Government Order of the Day.


 
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