Electoral Administration Bill — 7 Jun 2006 at 16:43

Read a third time.

moved Amendment No. 1:

After Clause 9, insert the following new clause-

"REGISTRATION OF SERVICE VOTERS: DUTY TO TAKE NECESSARY STEPS

In the 1983 Act omit subsections (3) and (4) of section 59 (supplemental provision as to members of forces and service voters) and insert after that section-

"59A REGISTRATION OF SERVICE VOTERS: DUTY TO TAKE NECESSARY STEPS

(1) Arrangements must be made by the appropriate government department for ensuring that every person having a service qualification by virtue of paragraph (a) or (b) of section 14(1) above-

(a) is registered to vote unless they make a request under subsection (2), and

(b) has (so far as circumstances permit) an effective opportunity of exercising from time to time as occasion may require the rights conferred on him by this Act in relation to-

(i) the making and cancellation of appointments of a proxy;

(ii) voting in person, by post or by proxy.

(2) A person having a service qualification by virtue of paragraph (a) or (b) of section 14(1) above is entitled to decline to be registered by the appropriate government department if he has registered, or declined to be registered, with his local authority.

(3) Arrangements must be made by the appropriate government department for securing that such person receives such instructions as to the effect of this Act and any regulations made under it, and such other assistance, as may be reasonably sufficient in connection with the exercise by that person and any spouse or civil partner of that person of any rights conferred on them as mentioned in subsection (1)(b).

(4) In subsections (1) to (3) "the appropriate government department" means, in relation to members of the forces, the Ministry of Defence, and in relation to any other person means the government department under which he is employed in the employment giving the service qualification.

(5) The Ministry of Defence must maintain, in relation to each member of the forces who provides information relating to his registration as an elector, a record of such information.

(6) The Ministry of Defence must make arrangements to enable each member of the forces to update annually the information recorded under subsection (5).

(7) In relation to persons having a service qualification by virtue of paragraph (c) of section 14(1), the British Council shall be under a corresponding obligation to that imposed by subsections (1) to (3) on the appropriate government department.""

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

Their Lordships divided: Contents, 116; Not-Contents, 203.

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Baroness Adams of CraigieleaLabno
Lord Addington LDem (front bench)no
Lord Adonis Lab (minister)no
Lord Ahmed Labno
Viscount Allenby of MegiddoCrossbenchaye
Lord Alli Labno
Baroness Amos Lab (minister)no
Lord Ampthill Crossbenchaye
Baroness Andrews Lab (minister)no
Baroness Anelay of St JohnsCon (front bench)aye
Lord Archer of SandwellLabno
Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-HamdonLDemno
Baroness Ashton of UphollandLab (minister)no
Lord Astor of HeverCon (front bench)aye
Lord Bach Lab (minister)no
Lord Baker of DorkingCon (front bench)aye
Baroness Barker LDem (front bench)no
Lord Barnett Lab (minister)no
Lord Bassam of BrightonLab (minister)no
Lord Bernstein of CraigweilLabno
Lord Bhattacharyya Labno
Baroness Billingham Labno
Lord Blackwell Con (front bench)aye
Viscount Bledisloe Crossbenchno
Baroness Boothroyd Crossbenchno
Lord Borrie Lab (minister)no
Lord Boston of FavershamCrossbenchno
Lord Bowness Con (front bench)aye
Lord Bramall Crossbenchno
Viscount Bridgeman Con (front bench)aye
Lord Brooke of AlverthorpeLab (minister)no
Lord Brooke of Sutton MandevilleCon (front bench)aye
Lord Brookman Labno
Baroness Buscombe Con (front bench)aye
Baroness Byford Con (front bench)aye
Lord Cameron of DillingtonCrossbenchaye
Lord Campbell-Savours Labno
Lord Campbell of AllowayCon (front bench)aye
Baroness Carnegy of LourConaye
Lord Carter Lab (minister)no
Lord Chadlington Con (front bench)aye
Lord Chidgey LDemno
Lord Chorley Crossbenchno
Lord Christopher Lab (minister)no
Lord Clarke of HampsteadLabno
Lord Clinton-Davis Labno
Lord Colwyn Conaye
Lord Cope of BerkeleyCon (front bench)tellaye
Lord Corbett of Castle ValeLabno
Baroness Corston Labno
Lord Cotter LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Cox Crossbenchaye
Viscount Craigavon Crossbenchaye
Lord Crathorne Con (front bench)aye
Baroness Crawley Lab (minister)no
Lord Crickhowell Conaye
Lord Cunningham of FellingLab (minister)no
Baroness D'Souza Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Dahrendorf Crossbenchno
Baroness Darcy de Knayth Crossbenchno
Baroness David Labno
Lord Davidson of Glen ClovaLab (minister)no
Lord Davies of CoityLab (minister)no
Lord Davies of OldhamLab (minister)tellno
Lord de Mauley Con (front bench)aye
Lord Dean of HarptreeConaye
Lord Denham Con (front bench)aye
Lord Desai Labno
Lord Dholakia LDem (front bench)no
Lord Dixon Lab (minister)no
Lord Dixon-Smith Con (front bench)aye
Lord Donoughue Labno
Lord Drayson Lab (minister)no
Lord Dubs Lab (minister)no
The Earl of DundeeCon (front bench)aye
Lord Dykes LDem (front bench)no
Viscount Eccles Con (front bench)aye
Baroness Eccles of MoultonConaye
Lord Eden of WintonConaye
Baroness Elles Conaye
Lord Elliott of MorpethConaye
Lord Elton Con (front bench)aye
Lord Elystan-Morgan Crossbenchno
The Earl of ErrollCrossbenchaye
Lord Evans of Temple GuitingLab (minister)no
Lord Falconer of ThorotonLab (minister)no
Baroness Falkender Labno
Baroness Farrington of RibbletonLab (minister)no
Lord Feldman Conaye
Earl Ferrers Con (front bench)aye
Lord Filkin Lab (minister)no
Baroness Fookes Con (front bench)aye
Lord Forsyth of DrumleanConaye
Lord Foster of Bishop AucklandLabno
Lord Foulkes of CumnockLabno
Lord Fowler Con (front bench)aye
Lord Fyfe of FairfieldLabno
Baroness Gale Lab (minister)no
Lord Garden LDem (front bench)no
Lord Geddes Con (front bench)aye
Baroness Gibson of Market RasenLab (minister)no
Lord Giddens Labno
The Earl of GlasgowLDem (front bench)no
Lord Glenarthur Conaye
Lord Glentoran Con (front bench)aye
Baroness Golding Labno
Lord Goldsmith Lab (minister)no
Lord Goodhart LDem (front bench)no
Lord Goodlad Conaye
Lord Gordon of StrathblaneLabno
Lord Gould of BrookwoodLab (minister)no
Baroness Gould of PotternewtonLab (minister)no
Lord Graham of EdmontonLab (minister)no
Lord Greaves LDem (front bench)no
Lord Grocott Lab (minister)tellno
Baroness Hanham Con (front bench)aye
Lord Hannay of ChiswickCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Harris of HaringeyLabno
Lord Harrison Lab (minister)no
Lord Harris of PeckhamConaye
Baroness Harris of RichmondLDem (front bench)no
Lord Hart of ChiltonLabno
Lord Haskel Lab (minister)no
Lord Haworth Labno
Lord Hayhoe Conaye
Baroness Hayman Lab (minister)no
Baroness Henig Lab (minister)no
Lord Henley Con (front bench)aye
Baroness Hogg Conaye
Lord Hogg of CumbernauldLabno
Baroness Hollis of HeighamLabno
Lord Holme of CheltenhamLDemno
Baroness Hooper Conaye
Lord Howard of RisingCon (front bench)aye
Lord Howarth of NewportLabno
Earl Howe Con (front bench)aye
Baroness Howe of IdlicoteCrossbench (front bench)aye
Baroness Howells of St DavidsLabno
Lord Howie of TroonLab (minister)no
Lord Hughes of WoodsideLabno
Lord Hunt of Kings HeathLab (minister)no
Lord Hunt of WirralCon (front bench)aye
Lord Hurd of WestwellConaye
Lord Hylton Crossbenchaye
Lord Imbert Crossbenchno
Lord Inglewood Conaye
Lord Irvine of LairgLabno
Lord Janner of BraunstoneLab (minister)no
Baroness Jay of PaddingtonLabno
Lord Jenkin of RodingConaye
Lord Jones Labno
Lord Jones of CheltenhamLDem (front bench)no
Lord Jopling Con (front bench)aye
Lord Kalms Con (front bench)aye
Lord Kilclooney Crossbenchno
Lord Kimball Con (front bench)aye
Lord Kingsland Con (front bench)aye
Lord King of West BromwichLabno
Lord Kirkhill Labno
Lord Kirkwood of KirkhopeLDemno
Baroness Knight of CollingtreeConaye
Lord Laidlaw Conaye
Lord Laird UUPno
Lord Lamont of LerwickCon (front bench)aye
Lord Lea of CrondallLabno
Lord Lipsey Labno
The Earl of ListowelCrossbenchno
Lord Livsey of TalgarthLDem (front bench)no
Baroness Lockwood Labno
Lord Lofthouse of PontefractLabno
Lord Lucas Conaye
Lord Macdonald of TradestonLab (minister)no
Lord MacGregor of Pulham MarketConaye
Lord MacKenzie of CulkeinLabno
Lord Mackie of BenshieLDemno
Lord Maclennan of RogartLDem (front bench)no
Lord Maginnis of DrumglassUUPno
The Earl of Mar and KellieLDem (front bench)no
Baroness Masham of IltonCrossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Massey of DarwenLab (minister)no
Lord Maxton Lab (minister)no
Lord McColl of DulwichCon (front bench)aye
Baroness McDonagh Labno
Lord McIntosh of HaringeyLabno
Baroness McIntosh of HudnallLab (minister)no
Lord McKenzie of LutonLab (minister)no
Lord McNally LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Miller of HendonCon (front bench)aye
Lord Mitchell Lab (minister)no
Lord Monson Crossbenchno
Viscount Montgomery of AlameinCrossbenchaye
The Duke of MontroseCon (front bench)aye
Lord Moonie Labno
Baroness Morgan of DrefelinLab (minister)no
Baroness Morgan of HuytonLabno
Lord Morris of AberavonLabno
Baroness Morris of BoltonCon (front bench)aye
Lord Morris of ManchesterLabno
Lord Moser Crossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Murphy Crossbenchno
Lord Murton of LindisfarneConaye
Lord Naseby Con (front bench)aye
Baroness Neuberger LDem (front bench)no
Lord Newby LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Nicol Lab (minister)no
Baroness Noakes Con (front bench)aye
The Earl of NortheskConaye
Baroness Northover LDem (front bench)no
Lord Norton of LouthConaye
Baroness O'Cathain Con (front bench)aye
Lord O'Neill of ClackmannanLabno
Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove BayLDem (front bench)no
The Earl of OnslowConaye
Baroness Oppenheim-Barnes Conaye
Lord Palmer Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Patten Conaye
Lord Paul Lab (minister)no
Lord Pendry Labno
Lord Peston Lab (minister)no
Lord Peyton of YeovilConaye
Lord Pilkington of OxenfordConaye
Baroness Pitkeathley Lab (minister)no
Baroness Platt of WrittleCon (front bench)aye
Lord Ponsonby of ShulbredeLabno
Baroness Prosser Lab (minister)no
Lord Prys-Davies Labno
Lord Radice Lab (minister)no
Baroness Ramsay of CartvaleLab (minister)no
Lord Ramsbotham Crossbenchaye
Lord Randall of St BudeauxLabno
Baroness Rawlings Con (front bench)aye
Lord Razzall LDem (front bench)no
Lord Reay Conaye
Lord Redesdale LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Rendell of BaberghLab (minister)no
Lord Rennard LDemno
Lord Renton of Mount HarryCon (front bench)aye
Lord Richard Labno
Lord Roberts of ConwyCon (front bench)aye
Lord Roberts of LlandudnoLDem (front bench)no
Lord Rodgers of Quarry BankLDemno
Lord Rogan UUPno
Lord Rooker Lab (minister)no
Lord Roper LDem (front bench)no
Lord Rosser Lab (minister)no
Lord Rowlands Lab (minister)no
Baroness Royall of BlaisdonLab (minister)no
Lord Russell-Johnston LDemno
Lord Ryder of WensumConaye
Lord Sainsbury of Preston CandoverConaye
Lord Sainsbury of TurvilleLab (minister)no
Lady Saltoun of AbernethyCrossbench (front bench)aye
The Earl of SandwichCrossbenchno
Baroness Scotland of AsthalLab (minister)no
Baroness Seccombe Con (front bench)tellaye
The Earl of SelborneCon (front bench)aye
Lord Selsdon Conaye
Lord Sewel Labno
Baroness Sharp of GuildfordLDem (front bench)no
Baroness Sharples Conaye
Lord Shaw of NorthsteadCon (front bench)aye
Lord Sheldon Lab (minister)no
Lord Shutt of GreetlandLDem (front bench)no
Viscount Simon Lab (minister)no
Lord Skelmersdale Con (front bench)aye
Lord Smith of CliftonLDem (front bench)no
Baroness Smith of GilmorehillLabno
Lord Soulsby of Swaffham PriorConaye
Lord St John of BletsoCrossbenchno
Lord St John of FawsleyConaye
Lord Steel of AikwoodLDemno
Lord Steinberg Conaye
Baroness Stern Crossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Stewartby Conaye
Lord Stone of BlackheathLabno
Lord Strabolgi Labno
Lord Strathclyde Con (front bench)aye
Lord Sutherland of HoundwoodCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Swinfen Conaye
Baroness Symons of Vernham DeanLab (minister)no
Lord Taylor of BlackburnLabno
Lord Taylor of HolbeachConaye
Lord Taylor of WarwickConaye
Lord Tebbit Conaye
Lord Temple-Morris Lab (minister)no
Viscount Tenby Crossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Thatcher Conaye
Lord Thomas of SwynnertonCrossbenchaye
Baroness Thomas of WalliswoodLDem (front bench)no
Lord Tomlinson Lab (minister)no
Lord Tope LDemno
Viscount Trenchard Conaye
Lord Trimble Crossbenchno
Lord Truscott Labno
Lord Tugendhat Conaye
Lord Tunnicliffe Lab (minister)no
Lord Turnberg Labno
Baroness Turner of CamdenLabno
Lord Tyler LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Uddin Labno
Lord Vallance of TummelLDem (front bench)no
Lord Waddington Conaye
Lord Wade of ChorltonCon (front bench)aye
Lord Wakeham Con (front bench)aye
Lord Wallace of SaltaireLDem (front bench)no
Baroness Walmsley LDem (front bench)no
Lord Walpole Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Warner Lab (minister)no
Baroness Warnock Crossbenchno
Baroness Warwick of UndercliffeLabno
Baroness Whitaker Labno
Lord Whitty Lab (minister)no
Baroness Wilcox Con (front bench)aye
Baroness Williams of CrosbyLDemno
Lord Williams of ElvelLab (minister)no
Lord Williamson of HortonCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Windlesham Conaye
Lord Woolmer of LeedsLab (minister)no
Lord Young of Norwood GreenLabno

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