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Elections Bill - Committee (4th Day) (Continued): Amendment 106ZA (21 Mar 2022)

Baroness Hayman of Ullock: My Lords, it has been a particularly interesting debate on the definition of spirituality and so on. We need to get more definition and clarity in order to move forward, so that there are no unforeseen or unfortunate consequences. I thank the Minister very much for his clarification. It makes perfect sense to me now and, on that basis, I beg leave to withdraw my amendment. Amendment 106ZA...

Elections Bill - Committee (4th Day) (Continued): Amendment 118A (21 Mar 2022)

Baroness Hayman of Ullock: My Lords, I beg to move Amendment 118A on behalf of the noble Lord, Lord Holmes of Richmond, who cannot be in his place today. I am doing this to allow for debate at this time on Amendment 122A, which is on the same topic. Amendment 118A is a retabled version of Amendment 120 and this has been done in order to place it in the correct part of the Bill. As the noble Lord, Lord Holmes, has...

Elections Bill - Committee (4th Day) (Continued): Amendment 118A (21 Mar 2022)

Baroness Hayman of Ullock: As the Minister said, we had an extensive debate on this at our previous Committee sitting, so I beg leave to withdraw the amendment. Amendment 118A withdrawn. Amendment 119 not moved. Amendment 120 had been withdrawn from the Marshalled List. Clause 9 agreed. House resumed. House adjourned at 10.16 pm.

Elections Bill - Committee (4th Day) (Continued): Amendment 106ZA (21 Mar 2022)

Baroness Hayman of Ullock: I shall move this amendment very swiftly because I was intending to spend most of this speech discussing what the noble Lord, Lord Wallace of Saltaire, said about his amendment, but I have missed my opportunity on that. Amendment 106ZA is about expanding the list of activities which may constitute undue influence to probe whether causing or threatening financial loss to a political party...

Elections Bill - Committee (4th Day) (Continued): Amendment 96E (21 Mar 2022)

Baroness Hayman of Ullock: I thank the Minister for her comprehensive reply. I was particularly pleased to hear that disabled people will be able to apply for a permanent proxy vote; that is very useful to know. On that basis, I beg leave to withdraw the amendment. Amendment 96E withdrawn. Clause 6 agreed. Schedule 4: Proxy voting: limits and transitional provision Amendments 96F to 96J not moved. Schedule 4 agreed....

Elections Bill - Committee (4th Day) (Continued): Amendment 96E (21 Mar 2022)

Baroness Hayman of Ullock: My Lords, I have tabled Amendments 96E to 96J. Similar to the last group, these are probing amendments on the proposals for proxy votes. During the progress of the Bill, the Government have given a number of instances to demonstrate where proxy voting has been abused in the past. It was notable in the PACAC oral witness evidence that Helen Mountfield QC said that, in her view, “It is...

Elections Bill - Committee (4th Day) (Continued): Amendment 85 (21 Mar 2022)

Baroness Hayman of Ullock: My Lords, my Amendment 85 is about providing legislation in draft to any committee of either House of Parliament which is deemed relevant by the Secretary of State. The reason for tabling this amendment is the same as in previous debates: with very little pre-legislative scrutiny, we really need to see the detail of the legislation ahead of debate. So, this is about seeing that legislation in...

Elections Bill - Committee (4th Day) (Continued): Amendment 85 (21 Mar 2022)

Baroness Hayman of Ullock: I thank the Minister for his response and I beg leave to withdraw the amendment. Amendment 85 withdrawn. Clause 2 agreed. Amendments 86 and 87 not moved.

Elections Bill - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 63 (21 Mar 2022)

Baroness Hayman of Ullock: My Lords, I thank all noble Lords for their contributions to this lengthy debate, and the Minister for his detailed responses. I am sure that there are areas of these amendments that we will return to on Report but for now, I beg leave to withdraw my amendment. Amendment 63 withdrawn. Schedule 1: Voter identification Amendments 64 to 73 not moved.

Elections Bill - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 63 (21 Mar 2022)

Baroness Hayman of Ullock: My Lords, there is a large number of amendments in this group, all of which refer to Schedule 1. As my noble friend Lord Adonis said, Schedule 1 is pretty enormous—there is a huge amount of information in it. It is concerning that there is a lot of very detailed information but that quite a lot of it is perhaps not pinned down in a way that would be helpful when making such huge changes to...

Elections Bill - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 63 (21 Mar 2022)

Baroness Hayman of Ullock: I thank both my noble friends for their contributions and support for this amendment. As I said, this measure seems simple and straightforward to me. On the basis that it is important for people who do not have the right document to be able to vote, it seems a simple and sensible proposition that, when they register to vote, a little box comes up that they can tick if they need an identity...

Elections Bill - Committee (4th Day) (21 Mar 2022)

Baroness Hayman of Ullock: I was only giving my personal experience.

Elections Bill - Committee (4th Day) (21 Mar 2022)

Baroness Hayman of Ullock: It is an option.

Elections Bill - Committee (4th Day) (21 Mar 2022)

Baroness Hayman of Ullock: Perhaps I may clarify, as this has come up before. When you go to selection meetings you are asked to take a membership card in case anyone wants to check it, but it is not compulsory. I have never had my card checked.

Elections Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (Continued): Amendment 56 (17 Mar 2022)

Baroness Hayman of Ullock: I thank all noble Lords who have spoken in the debate. I am grateful for the wide support for the amendments and for what we are trying to achieve with them. The noble Baroness, Lady Meacher, just made an incredibly important point. All through the debates that we have had, there has been a lot of discussion about the importance of democracy, the importance of participation and the importance...

Elections Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (Continued): Amendment 55 (17 Mar 2022)

Baroness Hayman of Ullock: Modelling was mentioned, but I appreciate that clarification from the noble Baroness. Again, the question is when this will be ready. When will the rollout be ready? We know that politics is pretty volatile at the moment. The Fixed-term Parliaments Act is going, so my biggest concern is what happens if things are not ready. Is there a back-up plan? I worry that, if the electorate are not...

Elections Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (Continued): Amendment 56 (17 Mar 2022)

Baroness Hayman of Ullock: My Lords, I have a number of amendments in this group. I thank noble Lords who have been supportive: the noble Baronesses, Lady Meacher and Lady Lister, and the noble Lord, Lord Woolley. In the previous debate, where we strayed into other areas, we heard a lot of concern about voter turnout. My amendments in this group aim to draw attention to the potential impact on voter turnout in all the...

Elections Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (Continued): Amendment 55 (17 Mar 2022)

Baroness Hayman of Ullock: I specifically asked about education programmes, the rollout of information and how people were going to know about the changes. What is the cost that the Minister has just given us going to deliver? It does not seem very much to engage electors in a pretty enormous change.

Elections Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (Continued): Amendment 55 (17 Mar 2022)

Baroness Hayman of Ullock: My Lords, this debate has ranged rather wide of the area covered by my amendments, to say the least. Having said that, it has been very interesting. As other noble Lords have said, the noble Lord, Lord Woolley, made a very important and powerful speech. I say to the noble Baroness, Lady Verma, that I am sure that we would all agree that every vote should count—of course it should—and I...

Elections Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (Continued): Amendment 55 (17 Mar 2022)

Baroness Hayman of Ullock: That is correct. I appreciate what the Minister said about the Queen’s Speech, but, again, my noble friend is absolutely correct. Members of the Government keep telling us that this was a manifesto commitment, but it is important to clarify the distinction between a manifesto commitment and what the Government decided to go forward with in the Queen’s Speech. We can debate that, I am sure—


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