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    For what it's worth, I'm currently in the process of cleaning up the spelling and grammar on this, and then will produce a full guide to the changes.
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    Grammatical changes part 1
    1. The entirety of the Constitution and Guiding Document are repealed.

      2) There will be a new Constitution created, which can be found here.

      3) There will be a Timetable Document created, which can be found here.

      4) There will be a new Guiding Document created, which can be found here.

    Changes:
    • capitalisation
    • a couple of areas where I've made it slightly better-worded


    Notes (needscapitalising)
    A worrying trend hasbeen developing, in which members try and pass items in the GuidingDocument, because this is seen as easier, and so a better option. Itought to be noted that articles 5, 6, 9, 11, 12 and 13 and most ofarticle 3 of the Guiding Document have no constitutional basis.

    Itis also worrying that we have a Guiding Document that is essentiallytwo-tiered – with some parts binding, and others not – whichmakes for a very confusing system. This amendments seeks to make theGD and Constitution easier to understand by merging them into one andremoving all of the superfluous parts.
    There have been somesubstantive changes made:
    1. Getting rid of references to Treaties
    2. Getting rid of the whipping clause in the GD
    3. Getting rid of the right to MoNC a party leader, as it should be internal party business
    4. Getting rid of the need to report MP seat changes, as that isn't really enforceable

    Changes:
    • capitalised title
    • use of 'in which' requires a subordinate clause
    • 'only as' → 'because'
    • 'It has to be noted' → 'It ought to be noted' (use of the imperative is rarely useful when making an argument)
    • 'a Guiding Document which' → 'a Guiding Document that' (again, 'which' is used for subordinate clauses)
    • capitalised 'Constitution'
    • added the 'substantive changes' section, essentially based on your next post, but removed reference to 'simplifying the whole running of the house', because that adds nothing
    • 'sections' → 'articles' – more appropriate for a constitutional document


    Constitution

    Preamble:The Constitution is binding on all parties in the House. The point ofthe Constitution is to set out processes by which the House should berun.
    Changes:
    • capitalisation of 'Constitution' and 'House'


    1:The Speaker
    1.1.Has the following responsibilities: 1.1.1.Overseeing the House as a forum assistant and making a ruling wherethe Constitution doesn't specify a course of action. 1.1.2.Being the group leader of the MP usergroup and admitting elected MPsinto the group. 1.1.3.Organising the debate and voting on bills, amendments, SOI’s andmotions. 1.1.4.Updating Hansard, the Constitution, the Guidance Document and theTimetable Document. 1.1.5.The running of general, by-, speakership, deputy speakership and, ifrequested, party leadership elections. 1.1.6.Enforcing the Constitution.1.2.Shall be elected by the MPs of the Model House of Commons, in theprocedure laid out in the Timetable Document.1.3.Must be a current or former MP at the time of their standing forelection.1.4.Must remain politically neutral throughout their speakership.1.5.Can be removed by a Motion of No Confidence (see article 13).1.6.Will be elected as per the Timetable Document. 1.6.1.The manifesto mentioned in the Timetable Document may be no more thantwo hundred and fifty words long. 1.6.2.The votes in the Speakership election will be hidden and private.
    Changes:
    • changed capitalisation of 'House', 'group', 'Document', 'Timetable', 'votes', and 'speakership'
    • capitalised initial 'has' for consistency
    • consistency with use of full stops
    • cross-referenced Motion of No Confidence reference


    2:The Deputy Speaker(s)
    2.1.Will support the Speaker and fill in in their absence.2.2.Shall be elected and serve in the same fashion as the speaker, exceptthat they can retain their seat and party affiliation, while stillremaining politically neutral when conducting speakership business.2.3.Are responsible for the running of a Motion of No Confidence in theSpeaker, and the subsequent speakership election should it pass.2.4.Will be elected as per the Timetable Document. 2.4.1.The manifesto mentioned in the Timetable Document may be no more thanone hundred words long. 2.4.2.The votes in the Deputy Speakership election will be hidden andprivate.
    Changes:
    • 'whist' → 'while': I assume you meant 'whilst', but that is an archaic/regional usage
    • 'except' → 'except that'
    • changed capitalisation of 'speakership'
    • consistency with full stops


    3:The General Election
    3.1.Will elect fifty MPs via the D’Hondt method.3.2.Will be held if the Prime Minister calls one, or after one hundredand eighty-three days since the beginning of the current term (Thismay be delayed by up to thirty days at the speaker's discretion.3.3.Will be subject to the following rules: 3.3.1.A maximum of sixteen parties and independents may stand, prioritywill be given to parties and independents who stood in previouselections, and the speaker may prevent a person from standing attheir discretion. 3.3.2.Manifestos must be less than four hundred and fifty words: 3.3.2.i.Manifestos may not contain: any audio or video files; any picturesof, or quotes attributed to, any real-life figure, living or dead,political or otherwise; or more than two image files. 3.3.2.ii.When a manifesto is received which is over the four hundred and fiftyword mark the speaker will cut it so that it reaches the limit. 3.3.3.During an election members are not permitted to campaign for votes orto tell people to go out and vote if the other person is not in theirparty. 3.3.4.If for any reason more seats are required due to the D’Hondt methodthen that is permitted. 3.3.5.All Members of TSR with one hundred posts and three months experienceare allowed to vote.3.4.Will follow the timetable set out in the Timetable Document. 3.4.1.The votes will be hidden and private
    Changes:
    • consistency with full stops
    • condensed 3.3.2.i-iii into a single provision
    • capitalisation of: 'received', 'Document'
    • removed superfluous 'in the General Election' from voting clauses (3.3.5 and 3.4.1)


    4:Parties
    4.1.Can seek to be formed by: 4.1.1.Posting a thread in the main MHoC forum spelling out their mainprinciples and aims; and 4.1.2.Should demonstrate support for the party's formation; this should beat least ten members, but the speaker has discretion to reduce thisthreshold.4.2.Are formed when approved by the speaker and the Administration Team.4.3.Are administered by the speaker until a leader is elected; thereafteradministration duties fall upon the party leader.4.4.Will be shut down if either: 4.4.1.There is no activity in their subforum for a month; 4.4.2.None of their MPs vote for a month; 4.4.3.The party leader steps down and no one replaces them; 4.4.4.The Speaker deems them inactive
    Changes:
    • 'Should' → 'Can' in 4.1
    • added '; and' to 4.1.1 to indicate cumulative, rather than alternative requirements
    • changed comma to semi-colon in 4.1.2
    • removed vagueness ('ideally'; 'about') from 4.1.2 – this is inappropriate in a constitution
    • comma → semi-colon in 4.3
    • consistency with full stops
    • capitalisation of 'party', 'leader', 'steps'
    • 'deams' → 'deems'


    5:MPs
    5.1.Are the only people who are allowed to vote on Bills, Amendments,Motions, Petitions or Motions of No Confidence in the Government,Speaker or Deputy Speaker(s), and are the only people, bar theSpeakership team, who may post in the Division Lobby.5.2.Can be independently elected or appointed by the party leader up tothe amount of seats the party won in the last General Election.5.3.Can have a proxy appointed should they know they will be absent for aperiod of time. The speaker should be given 4 days notice before theproxy is allowed to take over the seat.5.4.MPs are expected to attend all bill discussions and votes.5.5.MPs are allowed to hold titles, they can hold cabinet or shadowcabinet positions should they be in the government or oppositionrespectively. All other MPs will hold no titles.5.6.All MPs are allowed to use ‘The Honorable’.5.7.Should an MP leave a party they must forfeit their seat.5.8.Independent MPs may join a party at any time and take their seat withthem; should they later decided to leave they are entitled to taketheir seat with them also.5.9.All MPs and Proxies holding a seat are entitled to join the MPusergroup.5.10.MPs and proxies must meet the requirement laid out in 3.3.5.
    Changes:
    • 'party speaker' → 'party leader'
    • 'MP's' → 'MPs' (while it is an abbreviation, this is official usage – I've also changed this throughout the document)
    • full stops
    • comma → semi-colon in 5.8


    6:MP Activity, Voting Reviews and By-Elections
    6.1.Twenty-eight days after the State Opening of Parliament the Speakershall publish a voting review outlining the turnout of all MP seatsto all Division Lobby votes so far that term excluding Amendments.6.2.Vacant seats and seats with strictly less than seventy percent willbe highlighted as under consideration for removal.6.3.Twenty-eight days after the last review another review will bepublished. 6.3.1.Seats that would have been highlighted under 6.2 in the period sincethe last review will be highlighted under this review. 6.3.2.A highlighted seat which was also highlighted in a previous reviewthis term will be put up for by-election. 6.3.3.Parties who lose seat(s) as a result of a voting review areprohibited from standing in the resulting by-election.6.4.In exceptional circumstances the Speaker can choose not to carry outa voting review or run a by-election but he should inform the houseof his intentions not to do so.
    Changes:
    • capitalisation in title
    • 'the Speaker publish' → 'the Speaker shall publish' in 6.1
    • capitalisation of: 'turnout', 'votes', 'seats', 'prohibited', 'Speaker', 'House', 'review'
    • full stops
    • 'loose' → 'lose' in 6.3.3
    • 'can not' → 'can choose not to' in 6.4
    • 'no' → 'not' in 6.4
    • 'from the time of' → 'in the period since' in 6.3.1


    6A:By-elections
    6A.1.Will elect X MPs, where X is the number of seats that fulfilled6.3.2, by: 6A.1.1.The first past the post method, should X be less than five; or 6A.1.2.The D’Hondt, should X be greater than or equal to five.6A.2.The rules for by-elections shall be the same as those in article 3.3above.6A.3.Should ‘x’ be less than 5, only people running under a partybanner shall be allowed to stand, and they may not win more than oneseat.6A.4.Should fewer people run than there are seats available, then theby-election is cancelled, and the seats are lost for the rest ofterm.6A.5.Should X be more than one the poll should allow people multipleballots.6A.6.The by-election shall be run in accordance with the timetable set outin the Timetable Document.
    Changes:
    • '6.A' → '6A' throughout (consistent with legislative usage IRL)
    • ''x'' → 'X'
    • capitalisation of 'first past the post', 'by-elections', 'Timetable Document'
    • commas in 6A.1.1, 6A.1.2, 6A.3, 6A.4
    • added 'article' to 6A.2
    • replaced superfluous 'of the Constitution' in 6A.2 with 'above'
    • 'then' → 'than' in 6A.4


    7:The Government
    7.1.Is formed by the party or coalition who has the highest number ofseats. If this is tied the Government will be determined by thewinning coalition or party in this order: 1) the highest number ofvotes in the previous election; 2) the lowest number of parties inthe coalition; 3) the highest number of votes in a single party inthe coalition. 7.1.1.If all metrics are tied then there shall be no Government.7.2.After formation one of the party leaders will become Prime Minister.7.3.The government should consist of a Prime Minister, ministersresponsible for the Treasury, Home Office, Foreign and CommonwealthOffice, and any number of other Cabinet positions.7.4.The government can only change as a result of a successful Motion ofNo Confidence against them.
    Changes:
    • capitalisation of 'party', 'coalition', 'seats', 'Government', 'lowest', 'Prime Minister'
    • changed comma to full stop after 'highest number of seats' in 7.1
    • cleaned up alternative conditions for Government and added numbering
    • 'is' → 'shall be' in 7.1.1
    • full stops


    8:The Opposition
    8.1.Is formed by the party or coalition with the second highest number ofseats; should this be a tie, the process laid out in section 6.1 willapply.8.2.Will be made up of a Leader of the Opposition and any number ofShadow Cabinet positions.8.3.Should a larger opposition emerge during the course of Parliament,the new opposition can inform the Speaker that they wish to replacethe current official Opposition, at which point, should thisopposition meet the requirements laid out in 8.1 of the Constitution,they shall become the official Opposition.
    Changes:
    • capitalisation of 'party', 'coalition', 'larger', 'Speaker', 'Constitution'
    • 'of' → 'or' in 8.1
    • comma → semi-colon in 8.1
    • removed 'The Opposition' from start of 8.2 for consistency


    9:Bills
    9.1.Can be submitted by:9.1.1.A party with at least 1 MP; or9.1.2.An MP (as a Private Members Bill); or9.1.3.A party without an MP or a non-MP with a named MP seconding the Bill;or9.2.Acts of Parliament or EU law will be considered passed in the MHoCunless they contradict Acts passed in the MHoC. This House may act asany devolved assembly it should wish when passing legislation, and itmay take or remove powers from any devolved assembly it wishes.9.3.All Bills should be sent to the Speaker to be submitted.9.4.The passage of Bills through the House will follow the timetable laidout in the Timetable Document.9.5.Items can be debated by all members of the House.9.6.All Bills should have a notes section detailing why the Bill isneeded. These notes should be in a spoiler.9.7.A bill passes if it receives more ‘Ayes’ than ‘Noes’.9.8.The votes on all Bills should be public.
    Changes:
    • added '; or' clauses to 9.1.1-3 to indicate alternatives
    • 'a party with an MP' → 'a party without an MP'
    • capitalisation of 'House', 'act', 'devolved', 'Bills', 'Speaker', 'Timetable Document', 'Noes'
    • 'show wishes' → 'should wish'
    • 'law' → 'Bill' in 9.6 (if you want to question this, I can link you a very interesting article by Joseph Raz about the difficult process of the individuation of laws)
    • 'spoiler tag' → 'spoiler'
    • full stops


    9Atyle Guide
    9A.1.All Bills should be laid out as follows:
    • Short title: a title to give the gist of a Bill and make it easy to reference.
    • Full title: A longer title explaining what the Bill does
    • Enacting words: "BE IT ENACTED by The Queen's [King's] most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-"
    • Content: the entirety of what is intended to become law, and nothing else.

    Changes:
    • '9.A' → '9A'
    • capitalisation of title
    • capitalisation of 'Bill'
    • 'jist' → 'gist'
    • 'the actual stuff the Bill does' → 'the entirety of what is intended to become law, and nothing more'


    10:Motions
    10.1.Are used to debate a statement, as opposed to Bills which change thelaw.10.2.Motions may be submitted to the Speaker by parties or by individuals.10.3.Motions pass if they receive more ‘Ayes’ than ‘Noes’.10.4.The Government shall respond to all Motions within 2 weeks of thempassing.10.5.A Motion's passage through the House shall follow the timetable laidout in the Timetable Document.10.6.The votes on all Motions should be public.
    Changes:
    • capitalisation of 'Bills', 'Speaker', 'Ayes', 'Noes', 'Government', 'Motions', 'House', 'public'
    • full stops
    • 'should' → 'shall' in 10.4
    • 'Motions' → 'Motion's' in 10.5
    • 'will' → 'shall'


    11:Petitions
    11.1.All members of TSR who are not MPs, the Speaker or a party leader cansubmit a Petition by posting it in the Model House of Commons forum,or by submitting it anonymously to the Speaker to post.11.2.A Petition must call upon either the House or the Government of theday to do something via primary legislation.11.3.Any member may debate a Petition.11.4.A Petition's passage through the House will follow the timetable laidout in the Timetable Document.11.5.The votes on all Petitions should be public.
    Changes:
    • capitalisation of 'the', 'party leader', 'Petition', 'House', 'vote', 'public'
    • 'petitions' → 'petition's'
    • full stops


    12tatements of Intent & Departmental Reviews
    12.1.Statements of Intent (SoIs) are submitted by the Government to setout its plans and policies. These differ from the general term“statements”, which refers to any statement made by anyindividual or organisation to the House.12.2.Any Minister may submit an SoI proposing action by their department.This action may or may not require primary legislation in order to berealised.12.3.SoIs are generally expected to cover one specific area of thedepartment’s remit. However, departments are encouraged to submitone specific SoI each per term which shall be considered aDepartmental Review. These should cover all areas of the department’sremit.12.4.The Treasury Departmental Review shall be called the Budget.12.5.All measures that are in an SoI which the Speaker judges not torequire primary legislation are enacted automatically unless the SoIis blocked.12.6.‘Blocked’ refers to the SoI being voted against by the House.12.7.The passage of SoIs through the House will be dictated by theTimetable laid out in the Timetable Document.12.8.The votes on all SoIs should be public.
    Changes:
    • capitalisation of 'Intent', 'department', 'Review', 'House'
    • consistency of 'SoI' vs 'SOI' and 'SoIs' vs 'SoI's'


    13:Motions of No Confidence
    13.1.Can be called in: 13.1.1.The Speaker; 13.1.2.The Deputy Speaker; or 13.1.3.The Government.13.2.Will remove the subject in question from their position.13.3.A Motion of No Confidence can be called at anytime unless: 13.3.1.Less then 2 weeks have passed since the last Motion of No Confidencein the subject; or 13.3.2.The subject has held office for less than 2 weeks.13.4.Can be submitted by an MP with 4 other seconding MPs, at least one ofwhom must be from another party, and all of whom must be named on theMotion.13.5.The form of these Motions shall be: 13.5.1.In the Government, “That this house have no confidence in HerMajesty's Government”; 13.5.2.In the Speaker, “That this house have no confidence in TheSpeaker”; 13.5.3.In the Deputy Speaker(s), “That this house have no confidence inThe Deputy Speaker(s)”; and 13.5.4.The statement should be followed by an explanation of the reasons forhaving no confidence.13.6.The passage of Motions of No Confidence through the House will followthe timetable laid out in the Timetable Document.13.7.The votes on all Motions of No Confidence should be hidden andprivate.
    Changes:
    • added '; or' clauses
    • capitalisation of 'Motion of No Confidence', 'Motion', 'Government', 'Document', 'House'
    • merged 13.4.1 into 13.4
    • full stops


    14:Referendums
    14.1.A referendum can be held at any point in term.14.2.A referendum should relate to real life issues and has to be approvedby the Speaker and Community Team before taking place.14.3.A referendum can be called for by the passing of a Bill which setsout the time for said referendum to happen.14.4.Only members who meet the requirement set out in 3.3.5. of theconstitution may vote in a referendum.14.5.Referendums will pass if the requirements set out in the Bill aremet; should no requirements be set the referendum is passed shouldmore people vote aye than nay.14.6.No more than one referendum may happen per term.14.7.Referendums are binding on the House for four terms, and the Speakermay reject a referendum because a similar one was held within thelast four terms.14.8.A member of the Community Team will be the returning officer for theReferendum.14.9.The referendum will take place in accordance to the timetable laidout in the Timetable Document.14.10.The votes on referendums shall be hidden and private.
    Changes:
    • full stops
    • capitalisation of 'Bill', 'House', 'Speaker', 'Community Team', 'Timetable Document'
    • 'then' → 'than' in 14.5
    • merged 14.7.1 into 14.7
    • 'should' → 'shall' in 14.10


    15:Crisis Committee
    15.1.The Crisis Committee will be formed at the start of each term andwill consist of:15.1.1.One member from each party;15.1.2.The Speaker and the Deputy Speaker(s); and15.1.3.The Foreign Secretary.15.2.The Crisis Committee is in charge of creating realistic events forthe Government to respond to.15.3.The Crisis Committee is expected to produce a minimum of 3 events aterm for the Government to respond to with no upper limit.15.4.Crises produced by the Committee will follow the timetable laid outin the Timetable Document.
    Changes:
    • capitalisation of 'Crisis Committee', 'Government'
    • added '; and' clauses to 15.1.1-3
    • 'Crisis's' → 'Crises' in 15.4


    16oS Questions
    16.1.The Secretary of State, Prime Minister or Deputy Prime Minister maychoose any day of the week to answer questions about theirdepartmental policy.16.2.Each MP shall be allowed to ask one question to the SoS/PM/DPM andshall be entitled to one follow-up question, other than the ShadowMinister of the relevant department who will get two questions andfollow-up questions.16.3.Non-MPs are entitled to ask one question only.16.4.The timetable for SoSQ’s will follow that of the timetable laid outin the Timetable Document.
    Changes:
    • capitalisation of title
    • 'will' → 'shall'
    • 'follow up' → 'follow-up'
    • merged 16.2.1 into 16.2 and changed numbering
    • capitalisation of 'timetable'
    • full stops


    17:Polling
    17.1.All polls created in the MHoC, unless created by a Moderator orCommunity Team member, will need to be authorised by the Speaker orDeputy Speaker beforehand.17.2.Any polls created without authorisation may be locked or deleted.17.3.A poll may be created without the Speaker’s permission if it hascross-party support from every party leader, or at least 2 MP’sfrom every party, supporting it.17.4.There may be a maximum of 3 non-MHoC-related polls created per term.
    Changes:
    • capitalisation of 'Moderator', 'Community Team', 'Speaker', 'Deputy Speaker'
    • 'non-MHoC related' → 'non-MHoC-related'


    18:Procedures and Miscellaneous Items
    18.1.All items that pass through the House will be given a label and anumber accordingly, where ‘xxx’ represents the number of the itemand will stay with the item throughout its passage through the House: 18.1.1.All Bills will be denoted ‘Bxxx’ when in readings and ‘Vxxx’when being voted upon. 18.1.2.All Motions will be denoted ‘Mxxx’ when in readings and ‘VMxxx’when being voted upon. 18.1.3.All Amendments will be denoted ‘Axxx’ when in readings and‘VAxxx’ when being voted upon. 18.1.4.All Statements of Intent will be denoted ‘SOxxx’ when in readingsand ‘VSOxxx’ when being voted upon. 18.1.5.All Petitions will be denoted ‘Pxxx’ when being read and ‘VPxxx’when being voted upon. 18.1.6.All Crises will be denoted ‘Cxxx’ when presented to the House,and the Government response will be denoted as ‘RCxxx’.18.2.Members may only be in multiple parties at the same time if therespective party leaders agree to allow it and the Speaker alsoallows it to happen.18.3.The Privy Council is made up of all past and present:-- 18.3.1.Leaders of the Opposition; 18.3.2.Speakers and Deputy Speakers; 18.3.3.Cabinet Members who Submitted a Statement of Intent; and 18.3.4.Prime Ministers who attended at least one Prime Minister's Questions.18.4.All members of the Privy Council are entitled to use ‘The RightHonourable’.
    Changes:
    • capitalisation of title
    • capitalisation of 'House', 'accordingly', 'Bill', 'Motion', 'Amendment', 'Government', 'Speaker', 'Privy Council', 'present'
    • comma after 'accordingly'
    • 'Crisis's' → 'Crises'
    • comma after 'House' in 18.1.6
    • 'two' → 'multiple' in 18.2
    • 'The Right Honorable' → 'The Right Honourable'
    • full stops
    • '; and' clause in 18.3.1-4


    19:Amendments
    19A:Amendments to the Constitution
    19A.1.Can be submitted by:19A.1.1.The Speaker when seconded by at least 2 MPs;19A.1.2.An MP when seconded by at least 4 other MPs who collectivelyrepresent at least 2 parties; or19A.1.3.A non-MP when seconded by at least 5 MPs who collectively representat least 2 parties.19A.2.Should be numbered such that the ‘Amendments’ article is alwaysthe last article of the Constitution.19A.3.Should use the numbers in the Constitution to make it clear what isbeing amended.19A.4.Shall progress through the House in the manner laid out in theTimetable Document.19A.5.Will pass if:19A.5.1.More MPs vote ‘aye’ than ‘no’; and19A.5.2.At least 20 MPs vote ‘Aye’.19A.6.The Voting on all Amendments should be hidden and private.
    Changes:
    • '19.A' → '19A'
    • added 'at least' to 19A.1.1
    • added '; or' clause to 19A.1.1-3
    • removed 'other' from 'at least 5 other MPs' in 19A.1.3
    • 'section' → 'article'
    • capitalisation: 'Constitution'
    • added '; and' clause to 19A.5.1-2
    • full stops


    19B:Amendments to the Timetable Document
    19B.1.Can be submitted by the same people who are listed under 19.A.1.19B.2.Should make it clear what is being amended.19B.3.Will pass if more MPs vote ‘Aye’ than ‘No’.19B.4.The voting on all Amendments should be hidden and private.
    Changes:
    • 19.B → 19B
    • 'then' → 'than' in 19B.3
    • capitalisation of 'Aye', 'No', 'Amendments', 'voting'
    • full stops


    19C:Amendments to the Guiding Document
    19C.1.Can be made by:19C.1.1.Adding an ‘interpretations section’ to an Amendment of theConstitution when adding to the Constitution; or19C.1.2.The Speaker after handing down a judgment to advise future Speakers(this is highly recommended).
    Changes:
    • added '; or' clause
    • 19.C → 19C
    • capitalisation of 'Amendment', 'Constitution', 'Speaker'
    • 'judgement' → 'judgment'
    • amended 19C.1.2 from 'to advise future Speakers on punishments for various issues'
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    TimetableDocument
    Generalchanges: added numbering to headings to make reference easier

    Preamble: The Timetable Document is binding on all members of theHouse and will only contain timetables for use in the House. Thisdocument may not contain anything other than Timetables.
    Changes:capitalisation of 'binding', 'House'

    1: Bills, Amendments and Statements of Intent
    1) Day 0 - item is submitted and Speaker confirms receipt.
    2) Timings of an item are as follows:First reading: two days minimum, 6 days maximum (plus an extra 48hours of reading upon request)Second reading: 1 day minimum, 4 days maximum (plus an additional 24hours reading upon request)Third reading: 1 day minimum, 3 days maximum.Division: 4 days fixed
    3) After each reading the item enters cessation for 7 days or untilthe proposer (or in the case of an SOI, the minister, PM or leaderof the opposition) asks for the item to enter a new reading ordivision.
    4) An item can be withdrawn at any point.
    5) After an item has been in cessation for 7 days it is withdrawnautomatically.
    Changes:
    • capitalisation of 'item', 'Speaker', 'cessation'
    • 'recipe' → 'receipt'
    • removed 'of it' from 1) for consistency


    2: Motions
    1) Day 0 - The speaker receives the Motion and confirms receipt ofit.
    2) Timings of a Motion are as follows:Reading: maximum of 4 days, minimum of 1 dayDivision: fixed period of 4 days.
    3) After reading a Motion enters cessation for 7 days, in which timethe proposer must inform the speaker if they wish to send the Motionto division.
    4) Motions may only receive one reading.
    5) after 7 days of cessation a Motion is automatically withdrawn.
    Changes:
    • capitalisation of 'Speaker', 'Motion', 'division'
    • 'revives' → 'receives'
    • 'recipe' → 'receipt'
    • comma after '7 days' in 3)


    3: Petitions
    Day 0 - Petition is submitted and posted.Day 4 - Petition goes to division.Day 8 - Results are published.Day 15 - If the Petition passes the Government must have responded.Day 36 - A Bill or SOI should be brought to the House if the Petitionhas passed.
    Changes:
    • capitalisation of 'division', 'Petition', 'Government', 'Bill', 'House'
    • removed superfluous 'by this date' from Day 15 and Day 36


    4: The General Election
    The Prime Minister holds the authority to announce his/her intentionto seek a dissolution on a particular date; as long as parliamentdoes not expire in between.Day 0 – Election is called by the Prime Minister, or by the Speakerif Parliament has expired. A wash up period of seven days remains inplace but no new 'threads' will be submitted to the Speaker.Day 0 – The Speaker will inform parties to submit their manifestos;Day 7 – All manifestos should have been received by the Speaker whoshall admit them subject to them meeting the criteria in article3.3.2 of the Constitution. The Speaker formally declares the previousParliament dissolved and shall remove all MPs from the DivisionLobby.Day 7 – The Speaker will post a thread containing ALL manifestos inthe Model House of Commons sub-forum, and add a secret poll for 7days with an option for each candidate/party and an option for“Spoilt Ballot”.Day 14 – Results of the election are declared by the Speaker. TheSpeaker informs party leaders they have 7 days to form anycoalitions.Day 21 – Details of formed coalitions are formally announced by theSpeaker who invites the leader of the largest coalition/party thatfulfils article 6.1 of the Constitution to form a Government, and tonominate a Prime Minister for appointment. The Speaker invites theleader of the largest party or coalition that does not take part inthe Government and that fulfils article 7.1 to form the Opposition.Day 21 - The Speaker formally declares Parliament open and announcesParliament's expiration date.
    Changes:
    • removed 'Day -' from beginning
    • capitalisation of 'Speaker', 'Parliament', 'Model House of Commons', 'Government', 'Prime Minister'
    • added comma to Day 0 to indicate that the PM can call an election before Parliament expires
    • 'manifesto's' → 'manifestos'
    • added cross-reference to Constitution in Day 7
    • 'who' → 'The Speaker' in Day 7
    • full stops
    • changed Day 14 to passive tone
    • 'fulfills' → 'fulfils'
    • added 'of the Constitution' after references to articles
    • added 'or coalition' to references to opposition for consistency with Constitution
    • 'a shadow ministry' → 'the Opposition'
    • removed superfluous 'details of' from Day 21


    5: By-elections
    Day 0 – Election is announced by the Speaker.Day 0 – The Speaker will ask interested candidates/parties tosubmit their manifestos.Day 7 – All manifestos have been received by the Speaker.Day 7 – The Speaker will post the manifestos in a thread in theModel House of Commons forum, add a secret 7 day poll with the optionof “Spoilt Ballot” and send a message out to MPs informing themof the vote.Day 14 – The election closes and seats are assigned.
    Changes:
    • capitalisation of 'the Speaker'
    • 'inform' → 'ask' in Day 0 [2]
    • full stops
    • 'should have' → 'have' in Day 7


    6: Speakership Elections
    Day 0 – Returning Officer announces the election and asks formanifestos to be submitted to them.Day 7 – Returning Officer posts the candidates who wish to run inthe election along with manifestos.Day 7 – Candidates for the position are questioned by MPs andmembers of the Model House of Commons.Day 10 – The Returning Officer opens a secret poll (for MPs only)in the Division Lobby with the candidates’ names and the option forRe-Open Nominations.Day 14 – Poll closes. If a candidate has gained more than 50% ofthe vote, they are elected. If not, the two candidates with the mostvotes, plus ties, are put into a second three day ballot with no RONoption. If at any point during the run-off vote a candidate withdrawsthe run-off is re-ran between the remaining candidate and the nexthighest placed candidate on the first round ballot excluding thecandidate who has withdrawn. The run-off may be reran a maximum ofthree times. In the event there is no next placed candidate from thefirst round the remaining candidate undergoes a SpeakershipConfirmation Motion procedure lasting three days. If three run-offsall result in withdrawals the candidate left undergoes a SpeakershipConfirmation Motion.Day 17/20/23 - If a runoff election was needed, results of theelection are announced and the candidate with the most votes iselected.Day 26 - If a Speakership Confirmation Motion was called the resultsare announced.
    1) The candidate with the highest number of votes shall be Speaker.2) In the event there is a draw, all candidates will be outlined tothe administration team and they will pick the next Speaker.3) Should Re-Open Nominations win the process shall begin again.
    Changes:
    • capitalisation of title
    • capitalisation of 'Returning Officer', 'all'
    • removed 'for speaker' from Day 7
    • added 'Model' to 'House of Commons'
    • conversion to passive tone
    • moved parentheses in Day 10
    • capitalisation of 'Speakership Confirmation Motion'
    • 'will' → 'shall'


    7: Deputy Speakership Elections
    Day 0 – Current Speaker announces their need for a Deputy Speaker.They will then ask for interested people to send them a manifesto.Day 4 – Current Speaker posts the candidates who wish to stand asDeputy SpeakerDay 4 – The Speaker opens a secret poll (for MPs only) in theDivision Lobby with the candidates' names and the option for Re-OpenNominations.Day 8 – Results of the election are announced.Day 8 - If no candidate has achieved 50% of the vote the two highestplaced candidates are placed into a run-off lasting two days.Withdrawals are dealt with the same way as with Speaker elections.Day 11 - Results of runoff, if required, announced.
    1) The Deputy Speaker shall have to be approved by the administrationteam.2) In the event there is a draw, the Speaker shall make the decisionon who the Deputy shall be.3) Should Re-open Nominations win the process shall begin again.
    Changes:
    • capitalisation of title
    • capitalisation of 'Speaker', 'secret poll', 'elections'
    • removed 'of no more than 100 words' due to duplication of Constitution
    • passive tone
    • moved parentheses
    • 'candidates' → 'candidates''
    • removed 'Deputy Speaker' from Day 8
    • comma after 'if required'
    • 'will' → 'shall'
    • full stops


    8: Motions of No Confidence
    Day 0 - The Motion is received and the Speaker posts it fordiscussion.Day 3 - The Motion is posted in division and poll opened.Day 7 - The results of the Motion are revealed.
    1) If the vote is in favour of the Motion then:1.1) If it was against the Government then a period of 7 days beginswhere coalition negotiations open up to allow a new Government toform;1.2) If it was against the Speaker or Deputy Speaker, then a vote forthat position begins.
    Changes:
    • capitalisation of 'received' 'Speaker', 'division', 'results', 'Motion', 'Government', 'Deputy Speaker'


    9: Referendums
    Day 0 - campaign groups are made for each possible outcome of thereferendum.Day 14 - The referendum thread is posted in UK politics and the voteopens.Day 21 - The vote closes and result is announced.
    Nochanges.

    10: SoS Questions
    Day 0 - Thread is posted and the SoS and SSoS are quoted in.Day 3 - Thread is closed and questions end.
    Nochanges.

    GuidingDocument

    Preamble: The Guiding Document is a document which may only be usedto explain how to interpret the Constitution or the TimetableDocument. It should be used to keep the word count down in both andas such may be as lengthy as necessary.
    Changes:changed 'verbose' (which refers to the range of vocabulary used) to'lengthy'

    I strongly feel that individual parts, beginning blank, should bemade for each article of the Constitution and TD.
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    Summary of substantive constitutional changes (Aph and RayApparently, I strongly believe that this should be required to be put in the OP, and a second reading should be required before vote, because at the moment, the changes stated are somewhat deceptive):

    • Regarding General Elections, reference to 'unsolicited PMs' is removed, and therefore all outside campaigning is banned
    • Added four days delay on appointment of proxy MP (in GD but not currently practised by the House as far as I know
    • Added requirement that MPs must have one hundred posts and three months' experience
    • Removed possibility for independents to contest by-elections with fewer than five seats
    • Adds possibility of voting for multiple candidates in by-elections with more than one seat
    • Removed references to the Model European Union and the Model United Nations
    • Removed procedure for finding Acting PM
    • Added process for a new opposition during a term
    • Added requirement for legislation implementing petitions to be primary legislation (read: Bills only)
    • Removed possibility for petitions to be withdrawn if unnecessary
    • Removed procedure for MoNC against a party leader
    • Removed provision for Speaker to make formal apology upon failure of MoNC
    • Increased length of time for which referendum is binding from three to four terms
    • Reduced expectation of number of events CC produces from six to three
    • Added requirement for Cabinet Ministers to produce an SoI to be a Privy Council member, and for Prime Ministers to attend one PMQs.
    • Changed requirement for Amendments to pass to both more MPs voting aye than no, and at least 20 voting aye.

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    Summary of substantive constitutional changes (Aph and RayApparently, I strongly believe that this should be required to be put in the OP, and a second reading should be required before vote, because at the moment, the changes stated are somewhat deceptive):

    • Regarding General Elections, reference to 'unsolicited PMs' is removed, and therefore all outside campaigning is banned
    • Added four days delay on appointment of proxy MP (in GD but not currently practised by the House as far as I know
    • Added requirement that MPs must have one hundred posts and three months' experience
    • Removed possibility for independents to contest by-elections with fewer than five seats
    • Adds possibility of voting for multiple candidates in by-elections with more than one seat
    • Removed references to the Model European Union and the Model United Nations
    • Removed procedure for finding Acting PM
    • Added process for a new opposition during a term
    • Added requirement for legislation implementing petitions to be primary legislation (read: Bills only)
    • Removed possibility for petitions to be withdrawn if unnecessary
    • Removed procedure for MoNC against a party leader
    • Removed provision for Speaker to make formal apology upon failure of MoNC
    • Increased length of time for which referendum is binding from three to four terms
    • Reduced expectation of number of events CC produces from six to three
    • Added requirement for Cabinet Ministers to produce an SoI to be a Privy Council member, and for Prime Ministers to attend one PMQs.
    • Changed requirement for Amendments to pass to both more MPs voting aye than no, and at least 20 voting aye.
    The bolded parts I disagree with because I'm sure they were included or if not it was a simple mistake.

    As for the CC I think it is obvious that they can't make 6 a term and as for everything else I will defend if I need to.

    I also apreciate your exhaustative SPAG check of the proposed changes and will correct in later readings.
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    Jammy Duel Andy98 Tommy1boy, the changes this causes are in the post above.

    However, I feel pretty strongly that access is easier for new people if the rules in the constitution are as clear and as close to what is going to occur in as many cases as possible. Many people have been around for significantly lower amounts of time than those opposing changes and clarification. Predictability, therefore, in most cases, is more valuable than flexibility: and please note that the CONSTITUTION ALLOWS THE SPEAKER FLEXIBILITY TO DISCARD AN INTERPRETATION WHICH WOULD LEAD TO AN ABSURD CONSEQUENCE. This is surely all the flexibility that is needed? Speaker discretion is one of the greatest barriers to MHoC participation which exists today, and should be minimised insofar as is possible - and 'it's always worked just fine like this in the past' is a terrible, terrible argument.
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    (Original post by Aph)
    The bolded parts I disagree with because I'm sure they were included or if not it was a simple mistake.

    As for the CC I think it is obvious that they can't make 6 a term and as for everything else I will defend if I need to.

    I also apreciate your exhaustative SPAG check of the proposed changes and will correct in later readings.
    6A.3: "Should ‘x’ be less than 5 only people running under a party banner be allowed to stand", changed from "Should there be fewer than 5 seats to be assigned, the resulting by-election may only be contested by independents or individuals running under a party banner"

    6A.5: "Should ‘x’ be more than one the poll should allow people multiple ballots" (I really don't see how this can be interpreted as a mistake)

    11.2: "A petition must call upon either the house or the Government of the day to do something via primary legislation"

    As for withdrawal of petitions, you've removed the result of the recent Petition Process Amendment, and accordingly reversed the result of that.



    Personally, I'm strongly opposed to adding the longevity requirement to MPs (and I'm sure Quamquam123 will agree), there being no process for integration of the MEU with the MHoC, there being no process stated for finding an Acting PM (it's very ironic that you're the one suggesting that), and the removal of the procedure for removal of party leaders.

    However, sort all this out and I will vote in favour for as many resubmissions as possible for as long as I am an MP.
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    Jammy Duel Andy98 Tommy1boy, the changes this causes are in the post above.

    However, I feel pretty strongly that access is easier for new people if the rules in the constitution are as clear and as close to what is going to occur in as many cases as possible. Many people have been around for significantly lower amounts of time than those opposing changes and clarification. Predictability, therefore, in most cases, is more valuable than flexibility: and please note that the CONSTITUTION ALLOWS THE SPEAKER FLEXIBILITY TO DISCARD AN INTERPRETATION WHICH WOULD LEAD TO AN ABSURD CONSEQUENCE. This is surely all the flexibility that is needed? Speaker discretion is one of the greatest barriers to MHoC participation which exists today, and should be minimised insofar as is possible - and 'it's always worked just fine like this in the past' is a terrible, terrible argument.
    Fair enough

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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    6A.3: "Should ‘x’ be less than 5 only people running under a party banner be allowed to stand", changed from "Should there be fewer than 5 seats to be assigned, the resulting by-election may only be contested by independents or individuals running under a party banner"

    6A.5: "Should ‘x’ be more than one the poll should allow people multiple ballots" (I really don't see how this can be interpreted as a mistake)

    11.2: "A petition must call upon either the house or the Government of the day to do something via primary legislation"

    As for withdrawal of petitions, you've removed the result of the recent Petition Process Amendment, and accordingly reversed the result of that.



    Personally, I'm strongly opposed to adding the longevity requirement to MPs (and I'm sure Quamquam123 will agree), there being no process for integration of the MEU with the MHoC, there being no process stated for finding an Acting PM (it's very ironic that you're the one suggesting that), and the removal of the procedure for removal of party leaders.

    However, sort all this out and I will vote in favour for as many resubmissions as possible for as long as I am an MP.
    11.2. Is already what the GD says I belive?

    And 6A.5. I thought I had changed after raising the point with the speaker.

    The reason there shouldn't be an intergration process with the MEU is because we don't know what it will look like and how it will function. As a result we shouldn't try and intergrate until it is up and running so the two places can agree what intergration should look like.

    The acting pm bit was just because it fitted in with removing over-codification in other areas. Coalitions should be allowed to sink or swim on their own.

    See above.

    As for the requirement, I put that in because it seems odd that we can have MPs who can't vote (like having an 8 year old PM or a PM who is a citizen of France)
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    I don't believe there is such a thing as 'over-codification' - the problem with the existing Constitution and GD is that roughly half of each is meaningless *******s.
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    Having read the major changes I disagree with
    Removed possibility for independents to contest by-elections with fewer than five seats
    Once this is changed maybe at the second reading I an agree. Until then

    Nay
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    I don't believe there is such a thing as 'over-codification' - the problem with the existing Constitution and GD is that roughly half of each is meaningless *******s.
    So you want no flexibility and everything to be rigorously carried out in a specific way, even if it makes no sense to do so?

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    6A.3: "Should ‘x’ be less than 5 only people running under a party banner be allowed to stand", changed from "Should there be fewer than 5 seats to be assigned, the resulting by-election may only be contested by independents or individuals running under a party banner"

    6A.5: "Should ‘x’ be more than one the poll should allow people multiple ballots" (I really don't see how this can be interpreted as a mistake)

    11.2: "A petition must call upon either the house or the Government of the day to do something via primary legislation"

    As for withdrawal of petitions, you've removed the result of the recent Petition Process Amendment, and accordingly reversed the result of that.



    Personally, I'm strongly opposed to adding the longevity requirement to MPs (and I'm sure Quamquam123 will agree), there being no process for integration of the MEU with the MHoC, there being no process stated for finding an Acting PM (it's very ironic that you're the one suggesting that), and the removal of the procedure for removal of party leaders.

    However, sort all this out and I will vote in favour for as many resubmissions as possible for as long as I am an MP.
    I do agree with what you are saying. PROSM
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    Absolutely nay given TDA's summary.
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    So you want no flexibility and everything to be rigorously carried out in a specific way, even if it makes no sense to do so?

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    If it produces an absurd result, existing rules of legislative interpretation allow the Speaker to discard that interpretation. However, as I've said, even if the Speaker believes that another result would be better, where one result is a more usual interpretation of the wording, the interests of predictability and consistency should see that option being taken.
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    Jammy Duel Andy98 Tommy1boy, the changes this causes are in the post above.

    However, I feel pretty strongly that access is easier for new people if the rules in the constitution are as clear and as close to what is going to occur in as many cases as possible. Many people have been around for significantly lower amounts of time than those opposing changes and clarification. Predictability, therefore, in most cases, is more valuable than flexibility: and please note that the CONSTITUTION ALLOWS THE SPEAKER FLEXIBILITY TO DISCARD AN INTERPRETATION WHICH WOULD LEAD TO AN ABSURD CONSEQUENCE. This is surely all the flexibility that is needed? Speaker discretion is one of the greatest barriers to MHoC participation which exists today, and should be minimised insofar as is possible - and 'it's always worked just fine like this in the past' is a terrible, terrible argument.
    How on earth did you come to conclude the emboldened?
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    (Original post by Aph)
    Are you talking about the timetable document? Because that's just to keep things neat as it would be awful trying to make that fit the Constitutions numbering system.

    Then that is just poor reasoning and debating. To be against something because of who supported it is an awful stance to take and a extremely unreasonable one. When you complain about people not debating and then you yourself cannot put up a defendable stance in a debate shows a great deal of hypocracy. This is about making a simpler constitutional set up and a library of speakers rulings.
    What on earth is complicated about a Constitution that tells you what to do and a Guidance Document that guides you on how to do it? I don't see why this is simpler. In fact I predict unending arguments over 'constitutionality' and 'interpretation' if this passes.
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    If it produces an absurd result, existing rules of legislative interpretation allow the Speaker to discard that interpretation. However, as I've said, even if the Speaker believes that another result would be better, where one result is a more usual interpretation of the wording, the interests of predictability and consistency should see that option being taken.
    And this change is supposed to make things 'simpler'. I don't think this House should find itself embroiled in debate on the rules of legislative interpretation when said interpretations will be challenged every time one is made - we argue over that sort of thing enough as it is.

    What are the calamities that the current system has brought about that would not occur under the proposed one?
 
 
 
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