Regional Assemblies (Preparations) Bill — 28 Apr 2003 at 16:13
moved Amendment No. 14:
Leave out Clause 11 and insert the following new Clause-
(1) A court shall only consider proceedings for questioning-
(a) the number of ballot papers or votes cast in a referendum held in pursuance of an order under section 1 as certified by the Chief Counting Officer for the referendum or by a counting officer, or
(b) the number of ballot papers or votes cast in a referendum held in pursuance of an order under subsection (2) of section 2 as certified by a person appointed for the purpose in pursuance of an order under subsection (9) of that section, if-
(i) the proceedings are brought in accordance with this section, and
(ii) a claim if filed within six weeks from the date on which a certificate in relation to subsection (1)(a) or (b) is issued by the Chief Accounting Officer, counting officer or other person mentioned in subsection (1)(b).
(2) If there is more than one such certificate for a referendum, the date on which the last certificate is issued should apply."
On Question, Whether the said amendment (No. 14) shall be agreed to?
Their Lordships divided: Contents, 120; Not-Contents, 158.
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