Supplementary Order Paper No 287

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends clause 2 of the End of Life Choice Bill to make the commencement of the Bill contingent on the outcome of a referendum.

If the majority of electors voting at a referendum agree the Bill should come into force, the Bill comes into force 12 months after the official result of the referendum is declared.

If the majority of electors voting at a referendum do not agree that the Bill should come into force, this Bill is repealed.

If no referendum is held within 5 years after the date on which this Bill receives the Royal assent, this Bill is repealed.