MPs consider Lords amendments to Electoral Registration Bill

29 January 2013

MPs debated amendments by the House of Lords to the Electoral Registration and Administration Bill on Tuesday 29 January 2013

The motion that the Commons disagrees with the Lords amendment 5 was voted against (292 votes to 334) (division 146) - in effect, accepting the Lords amendment postponing boundary changes.

Lords Amendment 5 accordingly agreed to with financial privilege waived. Lords amendment 23 was agreed with financial privilege waived. All other amendments were agreed.

Summary of the Bill

The Bill makes provision for a legislative framework for the introduction of a new system of individual electoral registration (IER) under which electors will be registered individually instead of by household.

Progress of the Bill

The Electoral Registration and Administration Bill 2012-13 was introduced to Parliament on 10 May 2012. The Bill had its report and third reading stages in the House of Lords on 23 January 2013.

Keep up to date with all the proceedings and documentation, including amendment papers, on the Electoral Registration and Administration Bill and find out how a Bill becomes an Act of Parliament.

House of Commons Library Analysis

The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs of key issues. The papers contain factual information and a range of opinions on each subject, and aim to be politically impartial. The Library has prepared the following papers:

Lords Amendments

When a Bill has passed through third reading in both Houses it is returned to the first House (where it started) for the second House's amendments (proposals for change) to be considered.
Both Houses must agree on the exact wording of the Bill. There is no set time period between the third reading of a Bill and consideration of any Commons or Lords amendments.

What happens after consideration of amendments?

Once the Commons and Lords agree on the final version of the Bill, it can receive Royal Assent and become an Act of Parliament (the proposals of the Bill now become law).

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