Report on the effects on the number of registered electors

Overseas Electors Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:30 pm on 31st October 2018.

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“(1) The Secretary of State must prepare and publish a report on the effects of the provisions of this Act on—

(a) the number of overseas electors registered to vote in Parliamentary elections in each constituency, and

(b) the policy implications of any such changes.

(2) The report must consider—

(a) whether any differential effects on the electorates of constituencies necessitates a review of constituency boundaries, and

(b) the merits of creating one or more overseas constituencies.

(3) The report must be laid before Parliament within 3 years of the provisions of this Act coming into force.”—

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time.

The Committee divided:

Ayes 6, Noes 8.

Division number 8 Caledonian Pinewood Forest — Report on the effects on the number of registered electors

Aye: 6 MPs

No: 8 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly negatived.

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