Moved by Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town
13: After Clause 5, insert the following new Clause—“Electorate per constituency(1) Rule 2(1) of Schedule 2 to the 1986 Act (electorate per constituency) is amended as follows.(2) In paragraph (a), for “95%” substitute “92.5%”.(3) In paragraph (b), for “105%” substitute “107.5%”.”
As I indicated, in moving Amendment 13, I wish to test the opinion of the House.
Ayes 269, Noes 235.
We now come to the group consisting of Amendment 15. I remind noble Lords that Members other than the mover and the Minister may speak only once, and that short questions of elucidation are discouraged. Anyone wishing to press this amendment to a Division should make that clear in debate.
Clause 6: Taking account of local government boundaries