"Piloting conduct at European and local elections — 25 Mar 2004 at 15:30

(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.

(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." The Commons agree to this amendment with the following amendment-

1A Line 15, at end insert-

"(c) Yorkshire and the Humber;

(d) North West." The Lords disagree to Commons Amendment No. 1A to Lords Amendment No. 1, for the following reason-

1B Because it is appropriate to make provision for no more than two pilot regions, as recommended by the Electoral Commission. The Commons do not insist on their Amendment No. 1A to which the Lords have disagreed, but propose the following amendment to the Bill in lieu of that amendment-

1CLeave out lines 16 to 18 and insert-

'(c) Yorkshire and the Humber;

(d) North West. ( ) Postal voting is voting where no polling station is used and a person entitled to vote in person or by proxy must deliver by post or by such other means as is specified in a pilot order-

(a) the ballot paper, and

(b) the completed declaration of identity form. ( ) The declaration of identity form is a form which is delivered along with the ballot paper and which is completed by being signed-

(a) by the person to whom the ballot paper is addressed, and

(b) by a witness to that signing whose name and address are clearly marked on the form.' The Lords agree with the Commons in their Amendment No. 1C in lieu of Commons Amendment No. 1A, but propose the following amendment thereto-

1D Line 3, at end insert-

"but, in the case of either region specified in paragraph (c) or (d) above, a pilot may only take place if it is specifically recommended by the Electoral Commission in a report which is laid before both Houses of Parliament after the coming into force of this Act." The Commons disagree to Lords Amendment No. 1D to Commons Amendment No. 1C, for the following reason-

Because it is not necessary to seek further advice from the Electoral Commission.

rose to move, as an amendment to the Motion that this House do not insist on its Amendment No. 1D to Commons Amendment No. 1C to which the Commons have disagreed for their reason numbered 1E, at end insert "but do make the following Amendment to Commons Amendment No. 1C in lieu of Lords Amendment No. 1D"-

1FClause 1, Line 3, leave out-

"(d) North West."

On Question, Whether the said amendment (No. 1F) shall be agreed to?

Their Lordships divided: Contents, 159; Not-Contents, 122.

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Lord Colwyn Conaye
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Lord Monson Crossbenchaye
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Lord Cobbold Crossbenchno
Lord Craig of RadleyCrossbench (front bench)no
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Lord Hannay of ChiswickCrossbench (front bench)no
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Lord Roll of IpsdenCrossbenchno
Lord Sutherland of HoundwoodCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Tanlaw Crossbenchno
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Lord Walpole Crossbenchno
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Lord Stoddart of SwindonIndependent Labouraye
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Lord Ahmed Labno
Lord Alli Labno
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Lord Ashley of StokeLabno
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Lord Bernstein of CraigweilLabno
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Lord Campbell-Savours Labno
Lord Carter Labno
Lord Christopher Lab (minister)no
Lord Clarke of HampsteadLabno
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Lord Corbett of Castle ValeLabno
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Lord Davies of CoityLabno
Lord Davies of OldhamLab (minister)tellno
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Lord Dixon Labno
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Lord Strabolgi Labno
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Lord Temple-Morris Lab (minister)no
Lord Tomlinson Labno
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Lord Turnberg Lab (minister)no
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Baroness Warwick of UndercliffeLab (minister)no
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Baroness Wilkins Lab (minister)no
Lord Williams of ElvelLab (minister)no
Lord Woolmer of LeedsLab (minister)no
Lord Addington LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Alderdice LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Avebury LDem (front bench)aye
Baroness Barker LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Bradshaw LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Clement-Jones LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Dholakia LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Ezra LDem (front bench)aye
Viscount Falkland LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Goodhart LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Greaves LDem (front bench)aye
Baroness Hamwee LDem (front bench)aye
Baroness Harris of RichmondLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Holme of CheltenhamLDemaye
Lord Jacobs LDemaye
Lord Lester of Herne HillLDem (front bench)aye
Baroness Linklater of ButterstoneLDemaye
Lord Livsey of TalgarthLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Maclennan of RogartLDem (front bench)aye
Baroness Maddock LDem (front bench)aye
The Earl of Mar and KellieLDem (front bench)aye
Lord McNally LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Methuen LDemaye
Baroness Miller of Chilthorne DomerLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Newby LDem (front bench)aye
Baroness Northover LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove BayLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Phillips of SudburyLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Razzall LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Redesdale LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Rennard LDemaye
Lord Rodgers of Quarry BankLDemaye
Lord Roper LDem (front bench)tellaye
Earl Russell LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Sandberg LDem (front bench)aye
Baroness Scott of Needham MarketLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Sharman LDem (front bench)aye
Baroness Sharp of GuildfordLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Shutt of GreetlandLDem (front bench)tellaye
Lord Smith of CliftonLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Taverne LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Thomas of GresfordLDem (front bench)aye
Baroness Thomas of WalliswoodLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Thomson of MonifiethLDemaye
Lord Tope LDemaye
Lord Wallace of SaltaireLDem (front bench)aye
Baroness Walmsley LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Wigoder LDemaye
Baroness Williams of CrosbyLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Dearing Otherno
Lord Fitt Otherno
Lord Grenfell Other (front bench)no
Lord Laird UUPaye
Lord Maginnis of DrumglassUUPaye

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