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Amendments to the Elections Bill

Elections Bill


AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN COMMITTEE


 

Clause 1

 

THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE BARONESS HANHAM
THE VISCOUNT BRIDGEMAN

Page 1, line 3, at beginning insert "Subject to subsection (2A),"
 

THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS SCOTT OF NEEDHAM MARKET

Page 1, line 5, at end insert—
"(   )  In subsection (1), "local government election" means the same as in section 203(1) of the Representation of the People Act 1983."
 

THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE BARONESS HANHAM
THE VISCOUNT BRIDGEMAN

Page 1, line 6, at beginning insert "Subject to subsection (2A),"
Page 1, line 8, at end insert—
"(2A)  The Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument appoint a day later than 7th June 2001 (but not later than 2nd May 2002) to which any elections mentioned in subsection (1) or (2) are to be postponed in a particular local authority area if he is satisfied that the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease is not under control; and different days may be appointed for different local authority areas.
(2B)  For the purposes of subsection (2A), the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease is "under control" when—
(a)  the standard time between the report of a new case of the disease and the slaughter of the animals in question is 24 hours or less;
(b)  the geographical spread of the disease has been reversed;
(c)  movement restrictions have been lifted from most farms; and
(d)  the trend in new cases of the disease is clearly downward.
(2C)  An order made under subsection (2A) shall not be made unless a draft of the order has been laid before, and approved by, each House of Parliament.
(2D)  An order made under subsection (2A) may include such consequential, transitional or supplementary provision as the Secretary of State considers appropriate, and in particular may include provision for the postponement of a local government election to fill a casual vacancy which falls to be held after 7th June 2001 but before the day appointed in the order."
 

THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS SCOTT OF NEEDHAM MARKET

Page 1, line 10, at end insert "; but any person who submits a nomination form which was completed prior to 1st May 2001, and which contains the name of a proposer, seconder or assentor who was registered to vote prior to 1st May 2001, but who is no longer registered to vote at the same time the nomination is submitted, shall be deemed to have been validly nominated if his nomination would have been valid for an election held on 3rd May 2001."
 

THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE BARONESS HANHAM
THE VISCOUNT BRIDGEMAN

Page 1, line 18, at end insert—
"(6A)  Paragraph 6A(1) of Schedule 12 to the Local Government Act 1972 (date of annual meetings) is to have effect for the year 2001 as if for "June 30" there were substituted "July 31"."
Page 1, line 20, leave out "50%" and insert "75%"
Page 1, line 20, leave out "50%" and insert "100%"
 

Clause 6

 

THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS SCOTT OF NEEDHAM MARKET

Page 3, line 22, after "may" insert ", by way of an order pursuant to Section 7"
Page 3, line 23, leave out "or candidate who"
Page 3, line 28, leave out subsection (3)
Page 3, line 33, leave out subsection (5)
 

Clause 7

 

THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS SCOTT OF NEEDHAM MARKET

Page 3, line 38, at end insert—
"(   )  The powers provided by subsection (1) shall not extend to altering the date of 7th June 2001, wherever it appears in this Act, to any other date."
 

Schedule

 

THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD SMITH OF CLIFTON

Page 7, line 9, leave out "may" and insert "shall"
Page 10, line 20, leave out "may" and insert "shall"

 
 
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6 April 2001