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    VA116 - Motions of No Confidence Amendment 2015 (Second Reading)Proposed by: The Hon. Jammy Duel MP (Con)
    Seconded by: The Hon. Mobbys91 MP(Con), The Rt. Hon. RayApparently MP (Lab), The Rt. Hon. Actaeon MP (Lib), The Rt. Hon. Nigel Farage MEP MP (UKIP), The Hon. cranbrook_aspie MP (Lab), The Hon. localblackguy MP (Lab), The Rt. Hon. Adam9317 MP (UKIP), The Rt. Hon. JoeL1994 MP(Lib)

    Motions of No Confidence Amendment 2015
    Part I
    The following shall be added to the Constitution at the end of section 10:

    10.4 A motion of no confidence can be called in The Speaker, The Deputy Speaker(s) or The Government at any time, unless:—
    10.4.1 less than two weeks have passed since the previous Motion of No Confidence in that position ended; or
    10.4.2 the position has been filled for a period of less than two weeks;
    10.5. Can be submitted by:—
    10.5.1. an MP when seconded by 4 other MPs, at least one of whom must be from a different party, who must all be named on the motion;
    10.5.2. the requirement for a motion against the government to be seconded by a member of another party shall be waived if there is only a single party not part of the government;
    10.6 the form of motions shall be:—
    10.6.1 in the government, "That this House has no confidence in Her Majesty's Government.";
    10.6.2 in the Speaker, "That this House has no confidence in The Speaker.";
    10.6.3 in the Deputy Speaker(s), "That this House has no confidence in the Deputy Speaker(s).";
    10.6.4 the statement may be followed by an explanation of the reasons so as to act as an opening statement;
    10.7 When a valid Motion of No Confidence in the Government, the Speaker, or the Deputy Speaker(s) is submitted to the Speaker, the Speaker shall begin the process of the motion as part of the first TSR Model House of Commons Update after the submission of the motion.


    Part II

    And to rename this section from 'Votes of No Confidence' to 'Motions of No Confidence'


    Part III

    In both the Guidance Document and Constitution, including headings, all instances of "Vote(s) of No Confidence" shall be replaced by "Motion(s) of No Confidence"


    Part IV
    To Amend the "Votes of No Confidence against the Government" subsection of the Guidance Document from:
    [quote ]
    1) A vote of no confidence can be called against the Government at any point during a term of governance. The person submitting the motion must be an MP of any party.
    2) The Speaker must be notified by one person and get another to person to second their Vote of No Confidence (both people need to be MPs).
    [/quote ]

    To the following:
    [quote ]
    1) A Motion of no confidence can be called against the Government at any point during a term of governance unless the government was formed less than two weeks prior to the motion, or less than two weeks have passed since the last motion of no confidence was called against the government. The person calling the vote must be an MP of any party.
    2) The Speaker must be notified by one person and get at least 4 other MPs to second the motion, at least one of whom must be from another party unless only a single party is not part of the government.
    [/quote ]


    Part V

    To Amend the "Votes of No Confidence against the Speaker/Deputy Speaker" subsection of the Guidance Document from:
    [quote ]
    1) A vote of No Confidence can be called against the Speaker at any point during their speakership
    2) The Vote of Confidence against a Speaker must be sent to them via a PM, along with a person to second the Vote of No Confidence. (The person calling the Vote of No Confidence must be an MP as does the person seconding the Vote of No Confidence).
    [/quote ]

    To the following:
    [quote ]
    1) A Motion of No Confidence can be called against the Speaker or Deputy Speaker(s) at any point during their speakership unless they have held the position for less than two weeks, or less than two weeks have passed since the last motion of no confidence was submitted against the Speaker/Deputy Speaker(s). The person submitting the motion must be an MP of any party.
    2)The Speaker must be notified by one person and get at least 4 other MPs to second the motion, at least one of whom must be from another party.
    [/quote ]



    NotesThis amendment is intended to do several things: first of all, it establishes that the speaker must not hold off the motion except in truly exceptional circumstances. Secondly, it establishes a minimum time between motions of no confidence in a position, while I feel, and hope, that nobody would ever seek to breach the limit imposed, I felt that it may as well be put in whilst amending this section of the constitution. Thirdly, it establishes within the constitution and guidance document that these are motions. It also establishes a minimum amount of support required to submit such a motion, once again I feel, and hope, that this is not really necessary, but once again, I decided to include this while tinkering with this section. Next, it establishes the form of the motions, while this is the form that is used anyway I felt like establishing it as the norm, given that this format has not always been used. Finally, it makes the necessary changes to the Guidance Document to comply with the constitutional changes.

    The primary objective of the amendment is to make the need to put the motion to the floor at the earliest moment constitutionally binding.


    Changes for the Second Reading
    The seconding requirements have been brought in line with those for amendment, with the exception of the rare case of but a single party not being a part of the government whereby all seconders can be of the same party
    A couple of wording adjustments (mainly replacing "vote" with "motion" in the adjustments)


    Changes for Division10.5.2 changed to only apply to motions against the government.
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