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Local Electoral Administration and Registration Services (Scotland) Act 2006

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Section 35Part 1: minor and consequential modifications

66.This section inserts schedule 2 which makes minor and consequential amendments to existing legislation as a result of changes made by the Act.

Section 36 Interpretation of Part 1

67.The section deals with the interpretation of terms used in Part 1.

68.Subsection (3)(a) ensures that the term “enactment” carries the same meaning as it would normally have in an Act of the Scottish Parliament. Subsection (3)(b) ensures that the meaning of “prescribed” in section 7 is as given in section 7(9) of this Act. These provisions are inserted as the more general interpretation provisions set out in section 36(2) would otherwise give these terms the same meaning as in the Representation of the People Act 1983.

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