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Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000

Part X : Miscellaneous and general

34.Part X contains twenty-three sections and Schedules 20 to 23. Sections 141 and 144 make further amendments to the Representation of the People Acts. Section 142 make pre-consolidation amendments to the European Parliamentary Elections Act 1978. Section 143 specifies details which must be included in election material published by or on behalf of political parties and third parties. Sections 145 to 148 make provision for enforcement of the Act by the Electoral Commission and the civil and criminal courts. Section 149 provides for the public inspection of registers, statements of accounts and expenditure returns held by the Electoral Commission. Sections 150 to 154 contain provisions relating to offences. Section 155 contains a power to vary the various monetary limits set out in the Act. Sections 156 to 163 and Schedules 21 to 23 include various supplementary provisions including transitional provisions for the transfer of parties’ registration under the Registration of Political Parties Act 1998 to the new registers maintained by the Electoral Commission under Part II of this Act.

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