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Amendment proposed: 16, page 2, line 18, leave out “The reference in” and insert “In”. —(Thomas Docherty.)
This amendment and amendment 17 ensure that a recall petition may be triggered by an offence committed before the day Clause 1 comes into force where an MP is convicted of the offence on or after that day and after he or she last became an MP.
Question put, That the amendment be made.
The House divided:
Ayes 236, Noes 65.