European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill — 23 Feb 2004 at 16:02
moved Amendment No. 2:
Leave out Clause 1 and insert the following new clause-
"PILOTING CONDUCT AT EUROPEAN AND LOCAL ELECTIONS
(1) An election to which this section applies (a pilot election) must be held-
(a) only by postal voting, and (for that purpose)
(b) in accordance with provision made by the Secretary of State by order (a pilot order).
(2) These are the elections to which this section applies-
(a) the European Parliamentary general election of 2004 in a pilot region;
(b) a local government election in England and Wales if the poll at such an election is combined with the poll at an election mentioned in paragraph (a).
(3) These are the pilot regions-
(a) North East;
(b) East Midlands;
(c) Yorkshire and the Humber;
(d) North West.
(4) Postal voting is voting where no polling station is used and a person entitled to vote in person or by proxy must deliver the ballot paper by post or by such other means as is specified in a pilot order.
(5) A pilot order-
(a) may modify or disapply any provision made by or under a relevant enactment;
(b) may contain such consequential, incidental, supplementary or transitional provision or savings (including provision amending, replacing, suspending or revoking provision made by or under any enactment) as the Secretary of State thinks appropriate;
(c) may make different provision for different purposes."
moved, as an amendment to Amendment No. 2, Amendment No. 3:
Leave out lines 16 and 17.
On Question, Whether Amendment No. 3, as an amendment to Amendment No. 2, shall be agreed to?
*Their Lordships divided: Contents, 169; Not-Contents, 110.
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