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15 Procedure on a review.E+W

(1)As soon as reasonably practicable after being directed to conduct a review, the [F1Boundary Committee for England] shall take such steps as [F1they consider] sufficient to secure that persons who may be interested in the review are informed of—

(a)the direction requiring that review to be conducted;

(b)any other directions under this Part which are relevant to the review; and

(c)the period within which representations with respect to the subject-matter of the review may be made.

(2)As soon as reasonably practicable after [F2being directed to conduct a review of any area under section 13(4) above, the Boundary Committee for England] shall take such steps as [F2they consider] sufficient to secure that persons who may be interested in the review are informed of—

(a)the fact that the [F2Committee are] to conduct a periodic review of that area;

(b)any directions under this Part which are relevant to the review; and

(c)the period within which representations with respect to the subject-matter of the review may be made.

(3)In conducting a review, the [F3Boundary Committee for England] shall—

(a)take into consideration any representations made to [F3them] within the period mentioned in subsection (1)(c) or (2)(c) above;

(b)prepare draft recommendations and take such steps as [F3they consider]sufficient to secure that persons who may be interested in the recommendations are informed of them and of the period within which representations with respect to them may be made;

(c)deposit copies of the draft recommendations at the principal office of any principal council [F4or police authority] appearing to that [F3Committee]to be likely to be affected by them; and

(d)take into consideration any representations made to that [F3Committee]within that period.

[F5(4)As soon as the Boundary Committee for England are in a position to submit to the Electoral Commission a report on a review, they shall—

(a)submit a report to the Commission together with their recommendations;

(b)take such steps as they consider sufficient to secure that persons who may be interested in the recommendations are informed of them and of the period within which they may be inspected; and

(c)deposit copies of the recommendations at the principal office of any principal council or police authority appearing to the Committee to be likely to be affected by them.]

(5)Copies of any draft recommendations deposited at the principal office of a principal council under subsection (3)(c) above, and of any recommendations deposited at any such office under subsection (4)(c) above, shall be kept available for inspection at that office throughout the period within which representations with respect to them may be made or, as the case may be, within which they may be inspected.

[F6(6)Where the report on a review is submitted to the Electoral Commission under subsection (4) above, the Commission may—

(a)direct the Boundary Committee for England to reconsider their recommendations with a view to deciding whether to submit a further report under subsection (4) containing different recommendations; or

(b)direct the Boundary Committee for England to conduct a further review of all or part of the area to which the report relates and to make revised recommendations as respects that area; and this section shall apply in relation to the further review with such modifications as may be specified in the direction.]

[F7(7)The Electoral Commission may give a direction to the Boundary Committee for England about the exercise of a function under this section.

(7A)A direction may, in particular, require the Boundary Committee for England to have regard to—

(a)guidance given by the Secretary of State as to matters to be taken into account in considering structural or boundary changes;

(b)guidance given by the Electoral Commission as to matters to be taken into account in considering electoral changes.]

(8)This section shall have effect as if the Common Council of the City of London were a principal council and the City of London included the Inner Temple and the Middle Temple.

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F1Words in s. 15(1) substituted (1.4.2002) by S.I. 2001/3962, art. 8, Sch. 1 para. 3(2)

F2Words in s. 15(2) substituted (1.4.2002) by S.I. 2001/3962, art. 8, Sch. 1 para. 3(3)

F3Words in s. 15(3) substituted (1.4.2002) by S.I. 2001/3962, art. 8, Sch. 1 para. 3(4)

F4Words in s. 15(3)(c)(4)(c) substituted (1.4.1995) by 1994 c. 29, s. 39(3); S.I. 1994/3262, art. 4, Sch.

F7S. 15(7)(7A) substituted (1.4.2002) for s. 15(7) by S.I. 2001/3962, art. 8, Sch. 1 para. 3(7)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1S. 15: power to transfer or modify functions conferred (30.11.2000) by 2000 c. 41, ss. 18(3)(a), 163(3)(d), (with s. 156(6))

C2S. 15: certain functions transferred (1.4.2002) by S.I. 2001/3962, art. 3(1)(2)(a)

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