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Representation of the People Act 1993

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Representation of the People Act 1993

1993 CHAPTER 29

An Act to secure that members of the regular army who, except for the purposes of training, are required to serve only in Northern Ireland are not regarded as members of the forces for the purposes of the Representation of the People Act 1983.

[20th July 1993]

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1Certain regular servicemen not to be regarded as “members of the forces”

In section 59 of the [1983 c. 2.] Representation of the People Act 1983, in subsection (1) (meaning of “member of the forces”) in paragraph (b) (exclusion of members of reserve or auxiliary forces)—

(a)after the word “include” there shall be inserted “(i)”; and

(b)at the end there shall be added or

(ii)a member of the regular army whose terms of service are such that, except for the purpose of training, he is required to serve only in Northern Ireland.

2Short title and extent

(1)This Act may be cited as the Representation of the People Act 1993.

(2)This Act extends to Northern Ireland.

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