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Registration of Political Parties Act 1998

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16First transitional stage

(1)The registrar shall not make any entry in the register before the end of the period of six weeks beginning with the day on which this section comes into force.

(2)As soon as possible after the end of that period, the registrar shall determine all first stage applications for registration.

(3)Paragraph 2(2) of Schedule 1 shall not apply to a first stage application.

(4)An application is a “first stage application” if it is made—

(a)before the end of the period of four weeks beginning with the day on which this section comes into force, and

(b)by a party to which at least one Member of the House of Commons belongs at the time when the application is made.

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