I move amendment No. 1:
In page 3, between lines 2 and 3, to insert the following:
"(e) a person shall not interfere with or obstruct or impede an elector going to or coming from or in the vicinity of or in a polling station;
(f) during the period commencing 30 minutes before the time appointed for the taking of a poll at a referendum to which this section applies and ending 30 minutes after the close of the said poll, a person shall not, in or in the curtilage of a polling station or in any place within 50 metres of such station, for the purposes of promoting the interest of a political party or soliciting votes for a purpose relating to the Referendum, do any or all of the following things:
(i) loiter or congregate with other persons;
(ii) attempt to induce, by any means whatsoever, an elector to vote in a particular way or refrain from voting;
(iii) display or distribute any notice, sign or poster (other than a notice, sign or poster displayed by the returning officer) or card, circular or other document relating to the referendum; or
(iv) use or cause to be used any loud-speaker or other public address mechanism to broadcast matter relating to the referendum;
(g) a person who contravenes paragraphs (e) or (f) shall be guilty of an offence;".
Basically this is an amendment to stop anybody interfering, obstructing and impeding people on their way in and out of polling stations and in the vicinity of the polling station. Effectively it is to stop people being intimidated on their way to and from polling stations. It is a fairly straightforward, self-explanatory amendment to which I imagine the Minister should be able to agree.