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24(1)Schedule 2 (provisions which may be contained in regulations as to registration) is amended as follows.U.K.

(2)At the end of paragraph 1(2) (requiring of information by registration officer for purposes of registration duties) add “or to make declarations of any prescribed description as to matters relevant to their entitlement to be registered.

(3)After paragraph 1(2) insert—

(3)Provisions authorising a registration officer, where—

(a)he has so required any person registered in one of his registers to give him information, or to make any declaration, for the purpose of enabling him to determine whether the person is entitled to be so registered, and

(b)the person has not within the prescribed period complied with that requirement in a manner which the officer considers satisfactory (or at all),

to remove the person’s name from the register.

(4)Provisions authorising a registration officer to inspect, for the purpose of his registration duties, records kept (in whatever form) by—

(a)any local or public authority of any prescribed description, or

(b)any person providing services to, or authorised to exercise any function of, any such authority,

and to make copies of information contained in such records.

(5)Provisions made under sub-paragraph (4) above shall have effect despite any statutory or other restriction on the disclosure of information.

(4)In paragraph 2A (registration officer to remind overseas elector of need to make fresh declaration), for the words from “overseas” onwards substitute “ declarations or applications of any prescribed description of the need to make fresh declarations or applications in order for them to remain registered. ”

(5)After paragraph 3 insert—

3AProvisions as to the form and contents of applications for registration, including provisions as to any declarations to be made in connection with them.

(6)In paragraph 6 (cases where claims and objections can be determined without a hearing), for “a claim” substitute “ an application ”.

(7)In paragraph 8 (special lists of those whose addresses are not required to be shown on electors lists), for “on the electors lists” substitute “ in the register ”.

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I1Sch. 1 para. 24 wholly in force at 16.2.2001, see s. 17(3) and S.I. 2001/116, art. 2(1) (subject to art 2(3-5))

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