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Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000

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102Referendum period
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(1)For the purposes of this Part the referendum period for any referendum to which this Part applies shall be determined in accordance with this section.

(2)In the case of a referendum held in accordance with Schedule 1 to the [1998 c. 47.] Northern Ireland Act 1998, the referendum period—

(a)begins with the date when the draft of an order under that Schedule is laid before Parliament for approval by each House in accordance with section 96(2) of that Act; and

(b)ends with the date of the poll.

(3)In the case of a referendum held in pursuance of any provision made by or under any other Act, the referendum period shall (subject to subsections (4) and (5)) be such period as is provided for by or under that Act.

(4)In the case of a referendum to which an order under section 101(4) applies, the referendum period shall be such period (not exceeding six months) as may be specified in the order.

(5)If (apart from this subsection) the referendum period in a case within subsection (4) would end after the date of the poll, it shall instead end on that date.

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