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Election Publications Act 2001

Section 3: Short title, construction, transitionals and extent

12.Subsection (1) gives the short title of the Act.

13.Subsection (2) is the interpretation provision.

14.Subsection (3), together with the further definitions in subsection (4), makes a saving for any material complying with the new section 110 in the period beginning 16th February 2001 and ending with the date on which the new section 110 is brought back into force.  People who have succeeded in making arrangements to comply with the PPER Act provisions will not, therefore, have to change back again.

15.Subsections (5) and (6) provide that the Act extends throughout the United Kingdom save in respect of the application of section 110 of the RPA 1983 in relation to local government elections in Scotland. By virtue of section 138(2) of the PPER Act the substitution of the new section 110 did not apply to such elections.

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