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General

6Compensation

(1)The Secretary of State may—

(a)make a scheme for compensating any local authority which, or candidate who, incurs additional expenditure as a result of any provision of, or made under, this Act, and

(b)make payments in accordance with the scheme.

(2)Claims for compensation must be made in accordance with the scheme.

(3)The scheme may provide that in the case of a candidate for a registered political party any payment of compensation may be made to that party rather than to the candidate.

(4)The Secretary of State’s expenditure under this section is to be paid out of money provided by Parliament.

(5)“Registered political party” has such meaning as may be specified in the scheme.

7Consequential provision

(1)The Secretary of State may by order make such consequential, transitional or supplemental provision as he considers appropriate as a result of any provision of, or made under, this Act.

(2)An order may, in particular, amend any provision of, or made under, an enactment or modify the application of such a provision.

(3)The power to make an order is exercisable by statutory instrument.

(4)A statutory instrument made under this section is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

8Short Title

This Act may be cited as the Elections Act 2001.