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Amendments to the European Parliament (Representation) Bill

European Parliament (Representation) Bill


AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN GRAND COMMITTEE


 

Before Clause 2

 

THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD RENNARD

Insert the following new Clause—
  "Recommendation by Electoral Commission relating to methods of election of United Kingdom MEPs
(1)  Before making any recommendation as to the distribution of MEPs between the electoral regions under section 2, the electoral commission shall—
(a)  review the methods of election of MEPs currently used;
(b)  make an assessment of the efficiency of the methods of election in ensuring—
(i)  proportionality,
(ii)  accountability and
(iii)  effectiveness of representation;
(c)  make such representations to the Lord Chancellor as it shall determine.
(2)  Any representation under this section must be published by the Electoral Commission and laid before Parliament by the Lord Chancellor."
 

Clause 2

 

THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD RENNARD

Page 2, line 28, at end insert—
"(aa)  Northern Ireland is allocated at least three MEPs"
Page 2, line 29, leave out "is allocated at least three" and insert "(other than Northern Ireland) is allocated at least four"
 

Clause 9

 

THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD RENNARD

Page 5, line 16, leave out from "Governor" to end of line 17 and insert ", Chief Minister and House of Assembly of Gibraltar and representations of political parties established in Gibraltar which it expects to seek registration for the purposes of European Parliamentary elections"
 

Clause 12

 

THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD RENNARD

Page 6, line 37, leave out from "applies" to "may" in line 39
Page 7, line 1, leave out subsection (7)
 

Clause 16

 

THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD RENNARD

Page 8, line 29, leave out paragraph (d)
Page 8, line 35, leave out paragraph (g)
 

Clause 17

 

THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD RENNARD

Page 9, line 25, leave out from "regulations" to end of line 28 and insert "may not be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament"
 

Clause 20

 

THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD RENNARD

 The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 20 stand part of the Bill.
 

Clause 23

 

THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD RENNARD

 The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 23 stand part of the Bill.

 
 
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26 February 2003