New Clause 3 - Procedure on close of poll

Electoral Fraud (Northern Ireland) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 6:30 pm on 18 October 2001.

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`(1) Schedule 1 to the Representation of the People Act 1983 (parliamentary elections rules) is amended as follows.

(2) In rule 43 (procedure on close of poll), after paragraph (2), there is inserted—

``(2A) The marked copies of the register of electors and of the list of proxies shall be returned to the Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland and shall not be made available to any member of the public.''.'.—[Mr. Peter Robinson.]

Brought up, and read the First time.

Motion made, and Question put, That the clause be read a Second time:—

The Committee divided: Ayes 1, Noes 9.

Division number 5 Adults Abused in Childhood — New Clause 3 - Procedure on close of poll

Aye: 1 MP

No: 9 MPs

Aye: A-Z by last name

No: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly negatived. New Clause 6Voters: specified documents