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Clause 11 — number and distribution of seats

Part of Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill (Programme) (No. 4) – in the House of Commons at 7:42 pm on 1st November 2010.

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Question accordingly negatived.

Amendments made: 220, page 11, line 27, leave out from first 'on' to 'in' in line 28 and insert 'the relevant version of a register of parliamentary electors'.

221, page 11, line 30, at end insert-

'(None)

'For this purpose the relevant version of a register is the version that is required by virtue of subsection (1) of section 13 of the Representation of the People Act 1983 to be published no later than the review date, or would be so required but for-

(a) any power under that section to prescribe a later date, or

(b) subsection (1A) of that section.'.

Amendment 21, page 12, line 18, at end insert-

'( ) In Part 4 of Schedule 1 to the House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 (offices disqualifying for particular constituencies)-

(a) in the entry for Member of Her Majesty's Commission of Lieutenancy for the City of London, for "The constituency comprising the whole of" there is substituted "Any constituency comprising the whole or part of";

(b) in the entry for Governor of the Isle of Wight, for "The Isle of Wight" there is substituted "Any constituency comprising the whole or part of the Isle of Wight".

( ) In section 8 of the Representation of the People Act 1983 (registration officers), for paragraph (b) of subsection (2) there is substituted-

"(b) in relation to any constituency part of which consists of some or all of the area of the City and the Inner and Middle Temples, the Common Council shall appoint an officer to be registration officer for that part of the constituency."'.- (Mr Heath.)