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European Parliamentary Elections (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2004

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This is a draft item of legislation. This draft has since been made as a UK Statutory Instrument: The European Parliamentary Elections Regulations 2004 No. 293

PART 5Miscellaneous

Public notices and declarations

112.  (1)  A public notice required by or under these Regulations to be given by the returning officer for a European Parliamentary election shall be given by posting the notice in some conspicuous place or places in the electoral region and may also be given in such other manner as he thinks desirable for publicising it.

(2) Any person before whom a declaration is authorised to be made under these Regulations may take the declaration.

Remuneration for free postal services provided under the Regulations

113.  (1)  This regulation applies where any postal services are provided without charge by a universal service provider in pursuance of these Regulations.

(2) The universal service provider shall be entitled to be remunerated for having provided the services at the rate fixed in relation to them by virtue of a scheme under section 89 of the Postal Services Act 2000.

(3) A sum which a universal service provider is entitled to receive by virtue of this regulation shall be charged on, and issued out of, the Consolidated Fund.

(4) In this regulation “postal services” and “universal service provider” have the same meanings as in the Postal Services Act 2000.

Rateability of premises

114.  (1)  The use of any premises for the holding of public meetings in furtherance of any person’s candidature at any European Parliamentary election shall not render any person liable to be rated or to pay any rate for the premises.

(2) The use of a room in an unoccupied house by the returning officer for the purpose of taking the poll or conducting the count does not render a person liable to be rated or to pay any rate for the house.

Combination of polls

115.  Where the poll at a European Parliamentary election is to be taken together with the poll at a parliamentary or local election under section 15(1) or (2) of the 1985 Act, the European Parliamentary elections rules in Schedule 1, and the provisions with respect to absent voting in Schedule 2, shall have effect subject to the modifications in Schedule 6.

Revocation

116.  The instruments listed in column 1 of Schedule 7 (which have the references listed in column 2) are hereby revoked to the extent indicated in column 3 of that Schedule.

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