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The Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) Order 2015

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Article 64(7)

SCHEDULE 7USE OF SCHOOL ROOMS AND MEETING ROOMS FOR ELECTION MEETINGS

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Use of rooms in school premises

1.—(1) Any arrangements for the use of a room in school premises shall be made with the education authority managing the school or, in the case of a room in the premises of a self-governing school, with the board of management of the school.

(2) Any question—

(a)as to the rooms in school premises in any constituency which a candidate for return as a constituency member is entitled to use;

(b)as to the rooms in school premises in any region which an individual candidate for return as a regional member or a registered party is entitled to use;

(c)as to the times at which that candidate or party is entitled to use them; or

(d)as to the notice which is reasonable,

shall be determined by the Scottish Ministers.

Lists of rooms in school premises and meeting rooms

2.—(1) It is the duty of the proper officer of every local authority to prepare and keep for each Scottish parliamentary constituency wholly or partly situated in the area of that authority—

(a)a list of rooms in school premises;

(b)a list of meeting rooms,

which candidates for return as constituency members or individual candidates for return as regional members or registered parties are entitled to use.

(2) The list shall include the rooms in premises outside, as well as those in premises inside, the constituency.

Inspection etc. of lists

3.—(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), in the event of a publication of a notice of election any person stating to be, or to be authorised by—

(a)a candidate or the candidate’s election agent; or

(b)a registered party’s nominating officer or the election agent of that registered party in relation to a regional list submitted by that party,

shall be entitled at all reasonable hours to inspect the lists kept in accordance with paragraph 2(1) or a copy of them.

(2) The rights conferred by sub-paragraph (1) on an individual candidate for return as a regional member or a registered party’s nominating officer (or the election agent of such a candidate or party) shall not apply in relation to an election to fill a vacancy in the seat of a constituency member.

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