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The Local Authorities (Conduct of Referendums) (England) Regulations 2007

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This is a draft item of legislation. This draft has since been made as a UK Statutory Instrument: The Local Authorities (Conduct of Referendums) (England) Regulations 2007 No. 2089

Draft Regulations laid before Parliament under section 105(6) of the Local Government Act 2000, for approval by resolution of each House of Parliament.

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2007 No.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT, ENGLAND

The Local Authorities (Conduct of Referendums) (England) Regulations 2007

Laid before Parliament in draft

Made

Coming into force in accordance with regulation 1

The Secretary of State makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 45 and 105 of the Local Government Act 2000(1):

The Secretary of State has consulted the Electoral Commission about these Regulations in accordance with section 45(8A) of that Act.

In accordance with section 45(8B) of that Act, the Secretary of State has consulted the Electoral Commission on the intelligibility of the questions which may be asked at a referendum as specified in these Regulations. He has laid before each House of Parliament a report stating the views expressed by the Commission in response.

In accordance with section 45(8D) of that Act, the Secretary of State has sought and had regard to the views of the Electoral Commission on the matter of the limitation of referendums expenses. He has laid no statement before each House of Parliament in pursuance of that subsection because these Regulations accord with those views.

In accordance with section 105(6) of that Act, a draft of this instrument has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.

(1)

2000 c. 22; section 45(8A) to (8D) were inserted by, and section 45(9) was amended by, paragraph 18 of Schedule 21 to the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (c. 41); section 105(6) was amended by, and section 105(6A) was inserted by, paragraph 14 of Schedule 3 to the Local Government Act 2003 (c. 26).

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