European Parliamentary Elections Bill - continued        House of Lords

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SCHEDULE 3
 
  MINOR AND CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS
 
The European Parliamentary Elections Act 1978 (c. 10)
     1. In section 4(1) of the European Parliamentary Elections Act 1978 (double voting) for "representatives to the European Parliament" substitute "MEPs".
 
 
The European Parliament (Pay and Pensions) Act 1979 (c. 50)
     2. In the following provisions of the European Parliament (Pay and Pensions) Act 1979 for "constituency" and "a constituency", in each place, substitute "electoral region" and "an electoral region"-
 
 
    (a) section 3(1) (resettlement grants);
 
    (b) section 7(2) (expenses: Northern Ireland);
 
    (c) section 8(1) (interpretation).
 
The Representation of the People Act 1985 (c. 50)
     3. - (1) Section 3 of the Representation of the People Act 1985 (extension of franchise for European Parliamentary elections) shall be amended as follows.
 
      (2) Omit subsection (1).
 
      (3) In subsections (2) to (4A) for "constituency", in each place, substitute "electoral region".
 
      (4) In subsection (8) for the words from "and references to the register of local government electors" to the end substitute-
 
 
    " and references to the register of local government elections include a reference to a register of electors prepared-
 
 
    (a) for the purposes of local elections, or
 
    (b) for the purposes of municipal elections in the City of London (that is, elections to the office of mayor, alderman, common councilman or sheriff and also elections of officers elected by the mayor, aldermen and liverymen in common hall).".
 
The European Parliamentary Elections (Changes to the Franchise and Qualification of Representatives) Regulations 1994 (S.I. 1994/342)
     4. - (1) The European Parliamentary Elections (Changes to the Franchise and Qualification of Representatives) Regulations 1994 shall be amended as follows.
 
      (2) In regulation 4 (offence of standing as a candidate in more than one Member State), omit paragraph (3).
 
      (3) In regulations 7 and 9 (extension of the franchise to relevant citizens of the Union), for "constituency", in each place, substitute "electoral region".
 
 
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