Representation of the People Act 1983 (c. 2)E+W+S+N.I.
35(1)Part II shall be amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.
(2)In section 75(1)(i) (election expenses in relation to publications or broadcasts), for the words from “the Independent” onwards substitute “ or by Sianel Pedwar Cymru or in a programme included in any service licensed under Part I or III of the Broadcasting Act 1990; ”.
(3)In section 92 (broadcasting from outside United Kingdom), for subsection (1) substitute—
“(1)No person shall, with intent to influence persons to give or refrain from giving their votes at a parliamentary or local government election, include, or aid, abet, counsel or procure the inclusion of, any matter relating to the election in any programme service (within the meaning of the Broadcasting Act 1990) provided from a place outside the United Kingdom otherwise than in pursuance of arrangements made with—
(a)the British Broadcasting Corporation;
(b)Sianel Pedwar Cymru; or
(c)the holder of any licence granted by the Independent Television Commission or the Radio Authority,
for the reception and re-transmission of that matter by that body or the holder of that licence.”
(4)In section 93 (broadcasting during elections)—
(a)in subsection (1)(a), for “broadcast from a television or other wireless transmitting station in the United Kingdom” substitute—
“(a)broadcast by the British Broadcasting Corporation or Sianel Pedwar Cymru; or
(b)included in any service licensed under Part I or III of the Broadcasting Act 1990”;
(b)omit subsection (3).
(5)Without prejudice to the generality of section 20(2) of the M1Interpretation Act 1978, any reference in this paragraph to a provision of the Representation of the M2People Act 1983 includes a reference to that provision as applied by any regulations made under paragraph 2 of Schedule 1 to the M3European Parliamentary Elections Act 1978.