New Clause 1 — Personal Identifiers (Absent Voters)

Orders of the Day — Electoral Administration Bill – in the House of Commons at 5:00 pm on 11th January 2006.

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'(1) In schedule 1 of the 1983 Act (parliamentary elections rules) in rule 24, at end insert—

"(2) The prescribed form shall include provision for the form to be signed and, in the case of an elector, for stating his date of birth.".

(2) In schedule 4 of the 2000 Act (absent voting in Great Britain), paragraph 3 is amended as follows—

(a) after subparagraph (1)(a) insert—

"( ) the applicant has provided personal identifiers in accordance with section 13E of the 1983 Act (personal identifiers), and";

(b) after subparagraph (2)(b) insert—

"( ) the applicant has provided personal identifiers in accordance with section 13E of the 1983 Act (personal identifiers), and".

(3) In schedule 4 of that Act (absent voting in Great Britain), paragraph 4 is amended as follows—

(a) after subparagraph (1)(a) insert—

"( ) the applicant has provided personal identifiers in accordance with section 13E of the 1983 Act (personal identifiers), and";

(b) after subparagraph (2)(b) insert—

"( ) the applicant has provided personal identifiers in accordance with section 13E of the 1983 Act (personal identifiers), and".'.—[Mr. Heath.]

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time:—

The House divided: Ayes 229, Noes 307.

Division number 120 Orders of the Day — Electoral Administration Bill — New Clause 1 — Personal Identifiers (Absent Voters)

Aye: 229 MPs

No: 306 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Question accordingly negatived.