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|Election Publications Bill [H.L.]
This is the Election Publications Bill [H.L.], as introduced in the House of Lords on 27th March 2001.
Explanatory Notes to the Bill, prepared by the Home Office, are published separately as HL Bill 41- EN.
The Lord Bassam of Brighton has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of
the Human Rights Act 1998:
In my view the provisions of the Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill are compatible
with the Convention rights.
Election Publications Bill [H.L.]
B I L L
To make provision for postponing the operation of certain enactments relating to election publications; and for connected purposes.
BE IT ENACTED by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-
|Restoration of previous law relating to election publications.|| 1. - (1) Despite the relevant commencement order- |
|shall be deemed not to have come into force on the commencement date.|
| (2) As a result of subsection (1)(b), section 110 of the 1983 Act (details to appear on candidates' election material)- |
| (3) Subsection (2) has effect despite any repeal by the 2000 Act of any provision amending section 110 of the 1983 Act.|
| (4) In this section- |
|Introduction of new law relating to election publications.|| 2. - (1) The Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument provide- |
| (2) Different days may be appointed under subsection (1) for different purposes.|
| (3) An order under subsection (1) may contain such transitional provisions and savings (including provisions modifying enactments) as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.|
|Short title, construction, transitionals and extent.|| 3. - (1) This Act may be cited as the Election Publications Act 2001.|
| (2) In this Act- |
| (3) Where any act or omission occurring during the continuation period would, if section 1(1) and (2) above had not been enacted, have been lawful by reason of- |
|any provisions of the new section 110 (the "relevant provisions" of that section), it shall be deemed to be lawful despite section 1(1) and (2).|
| (4) In subsection (3)- |
| (5) This Act extends to the whole of the United Kingdom.|
| (6) However, so far as it relates in any way to section 110 of the 1983 Act, this Act does not have effect in relation to local government elections in Scotland (within the meaning of that Act).|
|© Parliamentary copyright 2001||Prepared 28 March 2001|