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SCHEDULE 2
 
  TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS
 
General
     1. The repeal and re-enactment of provisions in this Act does not affect the continuity of the law.
 
     2. Anything done, or having effect as if done, under or for the purposes of a provision repealed by this Act (including subordinate legislation so made or having effect as if so made), and in force or effective immediately before the commencement of this Act, has effect after that commencement as if done under or for the purposes of the corresponding provision of this Act.
 
     3. A reference, express or implied, in this Act, another enactment or an instrument or document, to a provision of this Act is, subject to its context, to be read as being or including a reference to the corresponding provision repealed by this Act, in relation to times, circumstances or purposes in relation to which the repealed provision had effect.
 
     4. - (1) A reference, express or implied, in any enactment, instrument or document, to a provision repealed by this Act is, subject to its context, to be read as being or including a reference to the corresponding provision of this Act, in relation to times, circumstances or purposes in relation to which that provision has effect.
 
      (2) In particular, where a power conferred by an Act is expressed to be exercisable in relation to enactments contained in Acts passed before or in the same Session as the Act conferring the power, the power is also exercisable in relation to provisions of this Act that reproduce such enactments.
 
     5. Paragraphs 1 to 4 have effect in place of section 17(2) of the Interpretation Act 1978 (but are without prejudice to any other provision of that Act).
 
 
Transitional modifications of enactments
     6. In any period after the coming into force of this Act but before the coming into force of paragraph 2 of Schedule 6 to the Representation of the People Act 2000, paragraph 4 of Schedule 1 to this Act has effect with the following modifications-
 
 
    (a) omit sub-paragraph (1), and
 
    (b) in sub-paragraph (2), for "1st May" substitute "16th February".
     7. - (1) In any period after the coming into force of this Act but before the coming into force of Schedule 2 to the Representation of the People Act 2000, section 3 of the Representation of the People Act 1985 (extension of franchise for elections to the European Parliament) continues to have effect with the following modifications.
 
      (2) In subsections (2) to (4A), for "constituency", in each place, substitute "electoral region".
 
      (3) 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)."
     8. - (1) In any period after the coming into force of this Act but before the coming into force of Part II of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000, this Act has effect with the following modifications.
 
      (2) In section 2(10), for "Part II of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000" substitute "the Registration of Political Parties Act 1998".
 
      (3) In section 7(2)(a), for "of candidates" substitute "(including expenses incurred in relation to a general election as a whole)".
 
 
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