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Materiale didattico per il corso di Politica comparata del prof. Marco Giuliani. Trattasi del testo completo disponibile sul sito del parlamento britannico del disegno di legge "Fixed-term Parliaments Bill 2010-11" di riforma del voto di fiducia proposto dal vice - Primo Ministro britannico Nick Clegg.

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Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011

CHAPTER 14

CONTENTS

1 Polling days for parliamentary general elections

2 Early parliamentary general elections

3 Dissolution of Parliament

4 General election for Scottish Parliament not to fall on same date as

parliamentary general election under section 1(2)

5 General election for National Assembly for Wales not to fall on same date as

parliamentary general election under section 1(2)

6 Supplementary provisions

7 Final provisions

Schedule — Consequential amendments etc c.

ELIZABETH II 14

Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011

2011 CHAPTER 14

An Act to make provision about the dissolution of Parliament and the

determination of polling days for parliamentary general elections; and for

connected purposes. [15th September 2011]

B by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and

E IT ENACTED

consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present

Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1 Polling days for parliamentary general elections

(1) This section applies for the purposes of the Timetable in rule 1 in Schedule 1 to

the Representation of the People Act 1983 and is subject to section 2.

(2) The polling day for the next parliamentary general election after the passing of

this Act is to be 7 May 2015.

(3) The polling day for each subsequent parliamentary general election is to be the

first Thursday in May in the fifth calendar year following that in which the

polling day for the previous parliamentary general election fell.

(4) But, if the polling day for the previous parliamentary general election—

(a) was appointed under section 2(7), and

(b) in the calendar year in which it fell, fell before the first Thursday in

May,

subsection (3) has effect as if for “fifth” there were substituted “fourth”.

(5) The Prime Minister may by order made by statutory instrument provide that

the polling day for a parliamentary general election in a specified calendar year

is to be later than the day determined under subsection (2) or (3), but not more

than two months later.

(6) A statutory instrument containing an order under subsection (5) may not be

made unless a draft has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each

House of Parliament. 14)

2 Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 (c.

(7) The draft laid before Parliament must be accompanied by a statement setting

out the Prime Minister’s reasons for proposing the change in the polling day.

2 Early parliamentary general elections

(1) An early parliamentary general election is to take place if—

(a) the House of Commons passes a motion in the form set out in

subsection (2), and

(b) if the motion is passed on a division, the number of members who vote

in favour of the motion is a number equal to or greater than two thirds

of the number of seats in the House (including vacant seats).

(2) The form of motion for the purposes of subsection (1)(a) is—

“That there shall be an early parliamentary general election.”

(3) An early parliamentary general election is also to take place if—

(a) the House of Commons passes a motion in the form set out in

subsection (4), and

(b) the period of 14 days after the day on which that motion is passed ends

without the House passing a motion in the form set out in subsection

(5).

(4) The form of motion for the purposes of subsection (3)(a) is—

“That this House has no confidence in Her Majesty’s Government.”

(5) The form of motion for the purposes of subsection (3)(b) is—

“That this House has confidence in Her Majesty’s Government.”

(6) Subsection (7) applies for the purposes of the Timetable in rule 1 in Schedule 1

to the Representation of the People Act 1983.

(7) If a parliamentary general election is to take place as provided for by

subsection (1) or (3), the polling day for the election is to be the day appointed

by Her Majesty by proclamation on the recommendation of the Prime Minister

(and, accordingly, the appointed day replaces the day which would otherwise

have been the polling day for the next election determined under section 1).

3 Dissolution of Parliament

(1) The Parliament then in existence dissolves at the beginning of the 17th working

day before the polling day for the next parliamentary general election as

determined under section 1 or appointed under section 2(7).

(2) Parliament cannot otherwise be dissolved.

(3) Once Parliament dissolves, the Lord Chancellor and, in relation to Northern

Ireland, the Secretary of State have the authority to have the writs for the

election sealed and issued (see rule 3 in Schedule 1 to the Representation of the

People Act 1983).

(4) Once Parliament dissolves, Her Majesty may issue the proclamation

summoning the new Parliament which may—

(a) appoint the day for the first meeting of the new Parliament;

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Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 (c. 3

(b) deal with any other matter which was normally dealt with before the

passing of this Act by proclamations summoning new Parliaments

(except a matter dealt with by subsection (1) or (3)).

(5) In this section “working day” means any day other than—

(a) a Saturday or Sunday;

(b) a Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or Good Friday;

(c) a day which is a bank holiday under the Banking and Financial

Dealings Act 1971 in any part of the United Kingdom;

(d) a day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning.

(6) But, if—

(a) on a day (“the relevant day”) one or more working days are fixed or

appointed as bank holidays or days for public thanksgiving or

mourning, and

(b) as a result, the day for the dissolution of a Parliament would (apart

from this subsection) be brought forward from what it was

immediately before the relevant day to a day that is earlier than 30 days

after the relevant day,

the day or days in question are to continue to be treated as working days (even

if the polling day is subsequently changed).

4 General election for Scottish Parliament not to fall on same date as

parliamentary general election under section 1(2)

(1) This section applies in relation to the ordinary general election for membership

of the Scottish Parliament the poll for which would, apart from this section and

disregarding sections 2(5) and 3(3) of the Scotland Act 1998, be held on 7 May

2015 (that is, the date specified in section 1(2) of this Act).

(2) Section 2(2) of the 1998 Act has effect as if, instead of providing for the poll for

that election to be held on that date, it provided (subject to sections 2(5) and 3(3)

of that Act) for the poll to be held on 5 May 2016 (and section 2(2) has effect in

relation to subsequent ordinary general elections accordingly).

5 General election for National Assembly for Wales not to fall on same date as

parliamentary general election under section 1(2)

(1) This section applies in relation to the ordinary general election for membership

of the National Assembly for Wales the poll for which would, apart from this

section and disregarding sections 4 and 5(5) of the Government of Wales Act

2006, be held on 7 May 2015 (that is, the date specified in section 1(2) of this

Act).

(2) Section 3(1) of the 2006 Act has effect as if, instead of providing for the poll for

that election to be held on that date, it provided (subject to sections 4 and 5(5)

of that Act) for the poll to be held on 5 May 2016 (and section 3(1) has effect in

relation to subsequent ordinary general elections accordingly).

6 Supplementary provisions

(1) This Act does not affect Her Majesty’s power to prorogue Parliament.

(2) This Act does not affect the way in which the sealing of a proclamation

summoning a new Parliament may be authorised; and the sealing of a


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Corso di laurea: Corso di laurea in scienze internazionali e istituzioni europee
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Università: Milano - Unimi
A.A.: 2011-2012

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