Amendments 184 to 188

Elections Bill - Committee (6th Day) – in the House of Lords at 7:45 pm on 28 March 2022.

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Earl Howe:

Moved by Earl Howe

184: Clause 41, page 50, line 1, after “future candidates” insert “, in their capacity as such,”Member’s explanatory statement This amendment modifies the purpose in clause 41(2)(c) so that it refers to influencing the public, or any section of the public, to give support to or withhold support from a relevant candidate or future candidate only in their capacity as such a candidate or future candidate.

185: Clause 41, page 50, line 11, at end insert “in their capacity as such”Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment modifies the purpose in clause 41(4) so that it refers to influencing the public, or any section of the public, to give support to or withhold support from a particular candidate or particular future candidate only in their capacity as such a candidate or future candidate.

186: Clause 41, page 50, line 17, at end insert “in their capacity as such”Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment modifies the purpose in clause 41(6) so that it refers to influencing the public, or any section of the public, to give support to or withhold support from an elected office-holder only in their capacity as such an elected office-holder.

187: Clause 41, page 50, line 19, after “office-holders” insert “, in their capacity as such,”Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment modifies the purpose in clause 41(7) so that it refers to influencing the public, or any section of the public, to give support to or withhold support from a relevant elected office-holder only in their capacity as such an elected office-holder.

188: Clause 41, page 50, line 36, leave out subsection (11)Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment has the effect that references to a referendum in clause 41 include a poll held under section 64 of the Government of Wales Act 2006.

Amendments 184 to 188 agreed.

Clause 41, as amended, agreed.

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