19Return as to election expensesS
(1)In section 81 of the 1983 Act (returns as to election expenses), subsection (3), so far as applying in relation to a local government election, is repealed.
(2)Before subsection (5) of that section, insert—
“(4A)In relation to a local government election in Scotland, the return shall also contain as respects that candidate—
(a)a statement relating to such expenses as the Scottish Ministers may by regulations prescribe, being expenses (other than election expenses) in connection with which provision is made by this Part;
(b)a statement relating to such claims as the Scottish Ministers may so prescribe, being claims (whether paid, unpaid or disputed) in connection with election expenses or expenses prescribed under paragraph (a);
(c)a statement relating to such other matters as the Scottish Ministers may so prescribe.
(4B)No regulations shall be made by the Scottish Ministers under subsection (4A) above unless a draft of the instrument containing the regulations has been laid before and approved by a resolution of the Scottish Parliament.”.