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Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000

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163 Short title, commencement, transitional provisions and extent.E+W+S+N.I.

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(1)This Act may be cited as the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000.

(2)Subject to subsections (3) and (4), this Act does not come into force until such day as the Secretary of State may by order appoint; and different days may be so appointed for different purposes.

(3)The following provisions come into force on the day on which this Act is passed—

(a)sections 1 to 3 and Schedules 1 and 2,

(b)sections 156, 159 and 160, and paragraph 12(1) and (4) of Schedule 21,

(c)this section, and Part II of Schedule 23, and

(d)any other provision so far as it confers power to make an order or regulations.

(4)The following provisions come into force at the end of the period of two weeks beginning with the day on which this Act is passed—

(a)section 36,

(b)Part I of Schedule 23, and

(c)any provision of Part II of this Act so far as necessary for the purposes of the operation of any provision of Part I of that Schedule.

(5)An order under subsection (2) may contain such transitional provisions and savings (including provisions modifying enactments) as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.

(6)Such an order may, in particular, make provision as respects the operation of any financial limit imposed by any provision of this Act in cases where a period in relation to which any such limit is imposed would otherwise begin at a time before the commencement of that provision of this Act.

(7)The transitional provisions contained in Schedule 23 shall have effect.

(8)Subject to subsections (9) and (10), this Act extends to the whole of the United Kingdom.

(9)Part IX and paragraphs 2 and 3 of Schedule 12 and paragraphs 12 and 13 of Schedule 23 extend to England, Wales and Scotland.

(10)Subject to any express limitation contained in this Act, the extent of any amendment or repeal made by this Act is the same as that of the enactment amended or repealed.

[F1(11)The following provisions of this Act extend to Gibraltar—

(a)Part 1 (The Electoral Commission), except sections 9, 12 and 14 to 20;

(b)Part 2 (Registration of Political Parties), except sections 36 and 38;

(c)Part 3 (Accounting requirements for registered parties);

(d)Part 4 (Control of donations to registered parties and their members etc.);

[F2(da)Part 4A (Regulation of Loans and Related Transactions);]

(e)Part 5 (Control of campaign expenditure);

(f)Part 6 (Controls relating to third party national election campaigns); and

(g)Part 10 (Miscellaneous and general), except sections 141, 142, 144 and 158.]

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P1S. 163(2) power partly exercised: 16.2.2001 appointed for specified provisions by S.I. 2001/222, art. 2 (with transitional provisions in Sch. 1 Pt. II); 30.10.2001 appointed for specified provisions by S.I. 2001/3526, art. 2; 1.1.2002 appointed for specified provisions by S.I. 2001/3526, art. 3; 1.4.2002 appointed for specified provisions by S.I. 2001/3526, art. 4; 1.1.2007 appointed for specified provisions by S.I. 2006/3416, art. 3 (subject to art. 5)

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