The Elections (Policy Development Grants Scheme) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2015

Publication Date:January 01, 2015
 
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REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE

The Elections (Policy Development Grants Scheme) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2015

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Articles 1 and 2

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Remainder

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The Lord President of the Council, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 12 of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000( 1), makes the following Order, which gives effect to recommendations submitted to him by the Electoral Commission for variations to the scheme for the making by the Commission of policy development grants:

Citation and commencement

1.-(1) This Order may be cited as the Elections (Policy Development Grants Scheme) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2015.

(2) This Order comes into force as follows-

(a) this article and article 2 come into force on 1st March 2015; and(b) the remaining provisions come into force on 2nd March 2015.

Revocation

2. The Elections (Policy Development Grants Scheme) (Amendment) Order 2015( 2) is revoked.

Amendments to the scheme

3. The amendments to the Policy Development Grants Scheme 2006( 3) set out in the Schedule shall have effect for the purpose of the making by the Commission of policy development grants on or after 1st April 2015.

Signed by the authority of the Lord President of the Council

Sam Gyimah

Minister for the Constitution

Cabinet Office

16th February 2015

SCHEDULE

Article 3

Amendments to the Policy Development Grants Scheme

1. The Schedule to the Elections (Policy Development Grants Scheme) Order 2006 is amended as follows.

2. In paragraph 1(2) (citation and commencement), after paragraph (a) insert-

"(aa) in respect of the year ending on 31st March 2016, means such number published by the Commission not later than 7th March 2015 as is calculated by the Commission to be equal to the total number of persons whose names appeared on an electoral register-(i) in England, Northern Ireland or Wales on 1st December 2014; or(ii) in Scotland on 2nd March 2015."

3. In paragraph 3(2) (eligible parties)-

(a) in paragraph (f), omit "and";(b) at the end of paragraph (g), insert ", and";(c) after paragraph (g), insert-"(h) the UK Independence Party".

4. In paragraph 5(a) (allocation between eligible parties), for "the Conservative party, the Labour party, and the Liberal Democrat party" substitute "the Conservative party, the Labour party, the Liberal Democrat party, and the UK Independence Party".

5. In paragraph 6(2) (initial attributions), after paragraph (a) insert-

"(aa) in relation to the year ending on 31st March 2016, means-(i) for England, such number published by the Commission not later than 7th March 2015 as is calculated by the Commission to be equal to the total number of persons whose names...

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