Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill - continued        House of Lords
SCHEDULE 4, APPLICATIONS UNDER PART II - continued

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  PART II
  APPLICATION FOR ALTERATION OF ENTRY
 
Introductory
     8. - (1) Paragraph 9 must be complied with in relation to an application under section 28.
 
      (2) Such an application must be accompanied by any fee prescribed by order made by the Secretary of State.
 
      (3) In paragraph 9 "an application" means an application under section 28.
 
 
Signature
     9. - (1) Subject to sub-paragraph (3), an application must be signed by the responsible officers of the party.
 
      (2) For the purposes of this paragraph "the responsible officers" are-
 
 
    (a) the registered leader;
 
    (b) the registered nominating officer;
 
    (c) the registered treasurer;
 
    (d) where the leader, the nominating officer and the treasurer are the same person, any other registered officer.
      (3) If any responsible officer is unable to sign an application-
 
 
    (a) the holder of some other office in the party may sign in his place, and
 
    (b) the application must include a statement of the reason why the responsible officer is unable to sign and a declaration that the holder of the other office is authorised to sign in his place.
 
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