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European Parliamentary Elections Bill [H.L.]

This is the European Parliamentary Elections Bill [H.L.], as introduced in the House of Lords on 23rd May 2000

 
EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

The Lord Chancellor has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of the Human Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the European Parliamentary Elections Bill [H.L.] are compatible with the Convention rights.


 
  
European Parliamentary Elections Bill [H.L.]
 
 
 
 
ARRANGEMENT OF CLAUSES

Introductory
Clause 
1.Electoral regions and number of MEPs.

General elections
2.Voting system in Great Britain.
3.Voting system in Northern Ireland.
4.Date of elections.

Vacant seats
5.Filling vacant seats.

Conduct of elections
6.Returning officers.
7.Regulation-making powers: general.

Entitlement to vote
8.Persons entitled to vote.
9.Double voting.

Entitlement to be MEP
10.Disqualification.
11.Judicial determination of disqualification.

European Parliament
12.Ratification of treaties.

Supplementary
13.Regulations and orders.
14.Transitional provisions.
15.Consequential amendments.
16.Repeals and revocation.

General
17.Interpretation.
18.Short title and commencement.
 

SCHEDULES:
    Schedule 1-Electoral regions in England.
    Schedule 2-Transitional provisions.
    Schedule 3-Consequential amendments.
    Schedule 4-Repeals and revocation.
 


 
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