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Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000

Section 19 : Transfer of functions of Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland

67.Subsection (1) empowers Scottish Ministers to transfer to the Electoral Commission, or the Boundary Committee for Scotland, any of the functions of the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland (“the Scottish Commission”). The Scottish Commission was established by section 12 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973. The principal functions of the Scottish Commission are to review local government and electoral arrangements in Scotland, with a view to considering whether or not to make proposals to Scottish Ministers for effecting changes which appear to the Commission to be desirable in the interests of effective and convenient local government. The scope of the order-making power is broadly similar to the one contained in section 18.

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