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Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000

Section 142 : Pre-consolidation amendments

287.Section 142 makes two technical changes to the European Parliamentary Elections Act 1978. The need for these changes emerged during the drafting of a Bill to consolidate the European Parliamentary Elections Acts 1978, 1993 and 1999. Subsection (2) corrects a defect in paragraph 5(4) and (4A) of Schedule 1 to the 1978 Act. That paragraph provides for the consequences where a disqualified person is elected under section 3 of the 1978 Act, which concerns elections in Great Britain, without providing for the consequences where the person is elected under section 3A, which concerns elections in Northern Ireland. Subsection (3) corrects a similar defect in paragraph 6 of Schedule 1 to the 1978 Act, which is concerned with judicial proceedings as to the disqualification of an MEP.

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