The Representation of the People (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

Publication Date:January 01, 2014
 
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REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE, SCOTLAND

The Representation of the People (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

13thMay2014

The Secretary of State makes these Regulations in exercise of the following powers:

sections 9E(2), (3) and (6), 10ZC (2) and (3), 10ZD (2) and (3), 10ZE(4) and (6)(a), 53(1) and (3) and 201(1) and (3) of the Representation of the People Act 1983 ("the 1983 Act")( 1);

Schedule ZA1 and paragraphs 1(2) and (2A), 1A, 3ZA, 8C, 10B, 11(1) and (2) and 13(1ZB) and (1A) of Schedule 2 to the 1983 Act( 2);

The Secretary of State has consulted the Electoral Commission and the Information Commissioner and such other persons as he considered appropriate in accordance with section 53(5) of the 1983 Act( 3) and (in the case of the Electoral Commission) with section 7(1) and (2)(e) of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000( 4).

In accordance with section 201(2) of the 1983 Act( 5), a draft of these Regulations has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.

Citation and commencement

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Representation of the People (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 and come into force on the day after the day on which they are made.

Amendments to the Representation of the People (Scotland) (Description of Electoral Registers and Amendment) Regulations 2013

2. The Representation of the People (Scotland) (Description of Electoral Registers and Amendment) Regulations 2013( 6) are amended as follows.

3. In regulation 1(5) (citation, commencement, interpretation and extent), for "10th June 2014" substitute "19th September 2014".

4. In regulation 22 (amendments in relation to invitations to apply for registration etc.), in regulation 32ZD of the Representation of the People (Scotland) Regulations 2001( 7) (steps following invitation to apply for registration), as inserted by regulation 22, after paragraph (5) insert-

"(6) Paragraphs (1) to (3) do not apply in relation to a person whom the registration officer has reason to believe would, if registered, be registered-(a) in pursuance of an application made by virtue of section 7(2) or 7A(2) of the 1983 Act( 8);(b) in pursuance of a declaration of local connection, service declaration or overseas elector's declaration; or(c) with an anonymous entry."

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State

David Mundell

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Scotland Office

Dover House,

London

13th May 2014

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

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