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Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000

Section 125 : Restriction on publication etc. of promotional material by central and local government, etc

221.Section 125 prohibits the government of the day, a local authority or any other publicly-funded body from publishing promotional material in relation to a referendum in the 28 days prior to the date of the poll. The prohibition applies to material addressed or made available to the public at large but not to material specifically requested by a member of the public. The provisions of this section do not apply to the Electoral Commission, which could therefore, for example, publish material designed to encourage voting in a referendum.

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