Tag Archive for Political Parties and Elections Bill

Forthcoming highlights

Lord Norton

Both Houses rise for the summer recess on 21 July.  We are going to be very busy over the next couple of weeks.  Take next week:  on Monday, we have the Policing and Crime Bill (its third day in committee); on Tuesday, the Coroners and Justice Bill (its fifth day in committee); on Wednesday, the Second Reading…

The edited electoral register

Lord Norton

We have had Report stage this week of the Political Parties and Elections Bill.   On Monday, I had a good day: the Government introduced an amendment regarding the Electoral Commission to meet a point I raised in Grand Committee.  They also provided an assurance in response to another of my amendments.  Yesterday was more problematic:…

In committee

Lord Norton

I had some success in Committee on the Political Parties and Elections Bill yesterday in moving an amendment to stipulate that the Secretary of State must reply within six months to a report from the Electoral Commission.  Under the Political Parties. Elections amd Referendums Act 2000, the Commission may make reports to the Secretary of…

If it's 6 o'clock I must be in committee…

Lord Norton

The Committee stage of the Political Parties and Elections Bill began yesterday and continued today.  As I already had a fairly full diary for both days, it has been a case of rushing in and out of committee and from meeting to meeting. Yesterday’s schedule was basically: in early to complete a memorandum to the Information…

Political Parties and Elections Bill

Lord Norton

One of the bills we shall be dealing with when we return from the Easter recess is the Political Parties and Elections Bill.  This has already had its Second Reading.  It goes into committee in a couple of weeks. The Bill itself is a good example of the problems associated with the way legislation is…