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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2015 No. 425

Constitutional Law

Representation Of The People

The Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) Order 2015

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15th December 2015

Coming into force in accordance with article 1(1)

The Scottish Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 12(1) and 113(2), (4) and (5) of the Scotland Act 1998(1) and all other powers enabling them to do so.

In accordance with section 12(7) of that Act(2) they have consulted the Secretary of State.

In accordance with section 7(1) and (2)(g) of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000(3) they have consulted the Electoral Commission.

In accordance with section 115 of, and Schedule 7 to, the Scotland Act 1998(4), a draft of this Order has been laid before, and approved by resolution of, the Scottish Parliament.

(1)

1998 c.46; section 12 was amended by the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (c.41) (“the 2000 Political Parties Act”), Schedule 21, paragraph 13, by the European Parliamentary Elections Act 2002 (c.24), Schedule 3, paragraph 7 and by the Scotland Act 2012 (c.11), section 1. The powers in section 113(2), (4) and (5) of the Scotland Act 1998 are extended to the Scottish Ministers by section 113(1A) of that Act, which is inserted by section 3 of the Scotland Act 2012.

(2)

Section 12(7) is inserted by section 1(7) of the Scotland Act 2012.

(4)

Schedule 7 is amended by section 3 of the Scotland Act 2012; there are other amendments that are not relevant to this Order.

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