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Regional Assemblies (Preparations) Bill

 
 

EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, are

published separately as HL Bill 25–EN.

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

The Lord Evans of Temple Guiting has made the following statement under section

19(1)(a) of the Human Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Regional Assemblies (Preparations) Bill are

compatible with the Convention rights.

 
HL Bill 2553/2
 
 

 

Regional Assemblies (Preparations) Bill

 

 
 

Contents

Part 1

Referendums

Referendums

      1        Referendums

      2        Referendum question

      3        Entitlement to vote

      4        Referendum period

      5        Referendums: frequency

Combination of polls

      6        Combination of polls

Electoral Commission

      7        Encouraging voting

      8        Provision of information to voters

      9        Expenditure

Legal proceedings

      10        Exclusion of legal proceedings

Supplementary

      11        Supplementary

Part 2

Local government reviews

Reviews

      12        Local government review

      13        Local government review: supplementary

 
HL Bill 2553/2
 
 

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      14        Review procedure

Implementation

      15        Implementation of recommendations

      16        Application of 1992 Act

Electoral Commission

      17        Payments to Electoral Commission

Isles of Scilly

      18        Isles of Scilly

Part 3

Advice of Electoral Commission

      19        Advice of the Electoral Commission

      20        Preparation and submission of advice

      21        Electoral Commission exercise of functions

      22        Payments to Electoral Commission

Part 4

Funding for regional chambers

      23        Funding for regional chambers

Part 5

General

      24        Enactment establishing assemblies immaterial

      25        Commencement

      26        Regions

      27        Orders and regulations

      28        Expenditure

      29        Short title

                  Schedule                                          Amendments

 
 

 
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