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The Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) Order 2015

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Supply of full register etc. to elected representatives for electoral purposes and restrictions on use

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3.—(1) This paragraph applies to—

(a)a constituency member of the Scottish Parliament for a constituency which is situated wholly or partly within the registration area; and

(b)each regional member of the Scottish Parliament for an electoral region in which the registration area is situated.

(2) For the purposes of paragraph 2(1), the relevant part of the documents listed in that provision—

(a)in the case of a constituency member of the Scottish Parliament, is so much of them as relates to the whole or any part of the constituency which the member represents as falls within the registration area;

(b)in the case of a regional member of the Scottish Parliament, is so much of them as relates to the whole or any part of the region which the member represents as falls within the registration area.

(3) No person to whom this paragraph applies and who has been supplied with a copy of the register of electors or notices under paragraph 2 may—

(a)supply a copy of that register or those notices to any person;

(b)disclose any information contained in them (that is not contained in the edited register); or

(c)make use of any such information,

except for purposes in connection with the office by virtue of which the person is entitled to the register of electors or for electoral purposes(1).

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This is the “permitted purpose” for the purposes of regulation 95(2) of the 2001 Regulations. Regulation 115 of the 2001 Regulations makes provision for offences in respect of contraventions of provisions including regulation 95(2).

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