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Power to make supplementary etc provision

Coronavirus Bill – in the House of Commons at 10:00 pm on 23rd March 2020.

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Amendments made: 31, page 37, line 11, leave out paragraph (a) and insert—

“(a) acts or omissions in connection with an election prior to its postponement (including provision disapplying any enactment imposing criminal liability in respect of such acts or omissions);”

This amendment would ensure that regulations under this clause are capable of relieving returning officers, presiding officers and others of liability for defaults in relation to postponed elections.

Amendment 32, page 37, line 25, leave out subsection (3) and insert—“(3) Regulations under subsection (1) may make retrospective provision, including provision having effect in relation to times before the coming into force of this Act.”—(Penny Mordaunt.)

This amendment is to clarify that regulations under this clause can make provision having effect in relation to times before the Bill receives Royal Assent.

Clause 64, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clauses 65 to 73 ordered to stand part of the Bill.