Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Flexibility to Cope with Changes to Poll Days — 13 Dec 2010 at 22:38

The majority of members of the House of Lords voted to make the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill more flexible to cope with potential changes to poll dates affecting the referendum on using the alternative vote system to elect MPs.

The House of Lords was considering the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill[1]. The amendment approved in this vote was:

Amendment 39A:

  • Page 3, line 19, at end insert—
  • “( ) If any of the elections referred to in subsections (2) to (4) are not held on the same day as the referendum, this Part has effect with any necessary adaptations and in particular—
  • (a) if the Welsh Assembly general election in 2011 is not held on that day, subsection (2) and Schedule 6 do not apply (and Part 3 of Schedule 4 applies with the necessary adaptations);
  • (b) if the Scottish parliamentary general election in 2011 is not held on that day, subsection (3) and Schedule 7 do not apply (and Part 3 of Schedule 4 applies with the necessary adaptations);
  • (c) if any of the elections referred to in subsection (4) are not held on that day, that subsection and Schedule 8 either do not apply or apply only in relation to the elections that are held on that day.”

This would have added the above material to the end of clause 4(7) of the Bill.

The amendment, for example, would disapply subsection 2 which states:

  • The polls for the referendum and the Welsh Assembly general election in 2011 are to be taken together.

In the event the Welsh Assembly general election is not held on the same day as the referendum. The intent appears to be to make the legislation flexible to cope with a range of potential poll dates.

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The Bishop of ManchesterBishopaye
Baroness Anelay of St JohnsCon (front bench)tellaye
Lord Astor of HeverCon (front bench)aye
Earl Attlee Con (front bench)aye
Lord Bates Con (front bench)aye
Lord Black of BrentwoodCon (front bench)aye
Lord Blackwell Con (front bench)aye
Baroness Bottomley of NettlestoneConaye
Lord Brittan of SpennithorneConaye
Lord Brooke of Sutton MandevilleCon (front bench)aye
The Earl of CaithnessCon (front bench)aye
Earl Cathcart Conaye
Lord Cavendish of FurnessConaye
Lord Colwyn Con (front bench)aye
Baroness Cumberlege Conaye
Lord de Mauley Con (front bench)aye
Lord Denham Conaye
The Earl of DundeeCon (front bench)aye
Baroness Eaton Conaye
Baroness Fookes Con (front bench)aye
Lord Freud Con (front bench)aye
Lord Gardiner of KimbleConaye
Lord Garel-Jones Conaye
Lord Goodlad Con (front bench)aye
Baroness Hanham Con (front bench)aye
Lord Henley Con (front bench)aye
Lord Hill of OarefordCon (front bench)aye
Baroness Hooper Con (front bench)aye
Earl Howe Con (front bench)aye
Lord Howell of GuildfordCon (front bench)aye
Lord Hunt of WirralCon (front bench)aye
Lord James of BlackheathCon (front bench)aye
Lord Jenkin of RodingCon (front bench)aye
Lord King of BridgwaterConaye
Lord Lamont of LerwickCon (front bench)aye
The Earl of LindsayConaye
The Earl of LiverpoolConaye
Lord Lyell Conaye
Lord MacGregor of Pulham MarketCon (front bench)aye
Lord Mackay of ClashfernCon (front bench)aye
Lord Mancroft Con (front bench)aye
Lord Marlesford Con (front bench)aye
Lord McColl of DulwichConaye
The Duke of MontroseConaye
Baroness Morris of BoltonCon (front bench)aye
Baroness Noakes Con (front bench)aye
Baroness O'Cathain Con (front bench)aye
Baroness Perry of SouthwarkCon (front bench)aye
Baroness Rawlings Con (front bench)aye
Lord Reay Conaye
Baroness Ritchie of BromptonConaye
Lord Ryder of WensumCon (front bench)aye
Lord Sassoon Con (front bench)aye
Lord Selsdon Con (front bench)aye
Lord Skelmersdale Con (front bench)aye
Baroness Stedman-Scott Con (front bench)aye
Lord Stewartby Conaye
Lord Strathclyde Con (front bench)aye
Lord Taylor of HolbeachConaye
Lord Tugendhat Con (front bench)aye
Viscount Ullswater Con (front bench)aye
Baroness Verma Con (front bench)aye
Viscount Younger of LeckieConaye
Lord Alton of LiverpoolCrossbenchaye
Lord Adonis Labno
Lord Bach Lab (minister)no
Lord Berkeley Labno
Lord Bilston Lab (minister)no
Baroness Blood Labno
Lord Brett Lab (minister)no
Lord Browne of LadytonLabno
Lord Campbell-Savours Lab (minister)no
Lord Carter of ColesLab (minister)no
Lord Davies of CoityLab (minister)no
Lord Evans of ParksideLabno
Lord Falconer of ThorotonLab (minister)no
Lord Foulkes of CumnockLab (minister)no
Lord Grantchester Lab (minister)tellno
Lord Grocott Lab (minister)no
Baroness Hayter of Kentish TownLabno
Baroness Hollis of HeighamLab (minister)no
Lord Howarth of NewportLabno
Lord Hoyle Labno
Baroness Kingsmill Lab (minister)no
Lord Lipsey Lab (minister)no
Lord Maxton Lab (minister)no
Lord McAvoy Lab (minister)no
Baroness McDonagh Labno
Lord McFall of AlcluithLabno
Baroness McIntosh of HudnallLab (minister)no
Lord Morris of HandsworthLab (minister)no
Lord Reid of CardowanLabno
Lord Rooker Labno
Lord Sewel Lab (minister)no
Viscount Simon Lab (minister)no
Baroness Smith of BasildonLab (minister)no
Lord Soley Lab (minister)no
Lord Stevenson of BalmacaraLab (minister)no
Baroness Taylor of BoltonLab (minister)no
Lord Triesman Lab (minister)no
Lord Tunnicliffe Lab (minister)tellno
Lord Addington LDemaye
Lord Alderdice LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Allan of HallamLDemaye
Lord Alliance LDemaye
Baroness Barker LDemaye
Baroness Bonham-Carter of YarnburyLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Clement-Jones LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Dykes LDem (front bench)aye
Baroness Falkner of MargravineLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Fearn LDem (front bench)aye
Baroness Garden of FrognalLDem (front bench)aye
Baroness Hamwee LDem (front bench)aye
Baroness Harris of RichmondLDem (front bench)aye
Baroness Hussein-Ece LDemaye
Lord Lee of TraffordLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Maclennan of RogartLDem (front bench)aye
Baroness Maddock LDem (front bench)aye
Lord McNally LDem (front bench)aye
Baroness Miller of Chilthorne DomerLDemaye
Baroness Northover LDem (front bench)aye
Baroness Parminter LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Razzall LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Rennard LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Roberts of LlandudnoLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Shipley LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Shutt of GreetlandLDem (front bench)tellaye
Lord Smith of CliftonLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Steel of AikwoodLDemaye
Lord Taylor of Goss MoorLDemaye
Lord Tyler LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Wallace of SaltaireLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Wallace of TankernessLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Rogan UUPno

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