Report (3rd Day)

Part of Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill – in the House of Lords at 7:01 pm on 9th February 2011.

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Amendments 25A to 27 not moved.

Amendment 27A

Moved by Lord McNally

27A: Clause 11, page 12, line 28, leave out from "of" to end of line 31 and insert "counties and their electoral divisions, districts and their wards, and London boroughs and their wards,"

Amendment 27AA (to Amendment 27A) not moved.

Amendment 27A agreed.

Amendments 27B to 27BB not moved.

Amendment 27C

Moved by Lord McNally

27C: Clause 11, page 12, line 32, leave out "and county boroughs" and insert ", county boroughs, electoral divisions, communities and community wards"

Amendment 27C agreed.

Amendment 27D

Moved by Lord McNally

27D: Clause 11, page 12, line 33, leave out from first "of" to ", and" in line 35 and insert "local government areas and the electoral wards into which they are divided under section 1 of the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004"

Amendment 27D agreed.

Amendment 27E not moved.

Amendment 27F

Moved by Lord Falconer of Thoroton

27F: After Clause 11, insert the following new Clause-

"Variation in limit of number of holders of ministerial offices

(1) The House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 is amended as follows.

(2) For section 2(1) substitute-

"(1) The number of holders of offices specified in Schedule 2 to this Act (in this section referred to as Ministerial offices) entitled to sit and vote in the House of Commons at any one time, whether paid or unpaid, must not exceed 95 if the number of constituencies in the United Kingdom is 650."

(3) After section 2(1) insert-

"(1A) If the number of constituencies in the United Kingdom decreases below 650, the limit on the number of holders of Ministerial offices entitled to sit and vote in the House of Commons referred to in section 2(1) must be decreased by at least a proportionate amount."

(4) In subsection (2), after "subsection (1)", insert "or subsection (1A)"."