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European Parliamentary Elections Act 2002

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Section 15.

SCHEDULE 3Consequential amendments

European Communities Act 1972 (c. 68)

1In section 1(2) of the European Communities Act 1972 (interpretation) in the definition of “the Treaties”, and “the Community Treaties”, after paragraph (k) there is to continue to be inserted— and

(l)the decision, of 1st February 1993, of the Council amending the Act concerning the election of the representatives of the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage annexed to Council Decision 76/787/ECSC, EEC, Euratom of 20th September 1976.

Juries Act 1974 (c. 23)

2In Part 3 of Schedule 1 to the Juries Act 1974 (persons excused from jury service in England and Wales) (as amended by section 3(1) of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1986 (c. 58)), for “Representatives to the European Parliament” and the preceding heading substitute—

European Parliament

Members of the European Parliament.

Juries (Northern Ireland) Order 1974 (S.I. 1974/2143)

3In Schedule 2 to the Juries (Northern Ireland) Order 1974 (exemptions from jury service in Northern Ireland) (as amended by section 3(1) of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1986), for “Representatives to the European Parliament” and the preceding heading substitute—

European Parliament

Members of the European Parliament.

European Parliament (Pay and Pensions) Act 1979 (c. 50)

4In the European Parliament (Pay and Pensions) Act 1979, in—

(a)section 3(1) (resettlement grants),

(b)section 7(2) (expenses: Northern Ireland), and

(c)section 8(1) (interpretation),

for “constituency” and “a constituency”, in each place, there is to continue to be substituted “electoral region” and “an electoral region”.

Broadcasting Act 1996 (c. 55)

5In paragraph 30 of Schedule 10 to the Broadcasting Act 1996 (minor and consequential amendments), for “paragraph 2 of Schedule 1 to the European Parliamentary Elections Act 1978” substitute “section 7 of the European Parliamentary Elections Act 2002”.

Government of Wales Act 1998 (c. 38)

6In section 11(3)(a) of the Government of Wales Act 1998 (power to make provision about elections etc.), for “the European Parliamentary Elections Act 1978” substitute “the European Parliamentary Elections Act 2002”.

Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46)

7(1)The Scotland Act 1998 is amended as follows.

(2)In section 12(4)(a) (power to make provision about elections), for “the European Parliamentary Elections Act 1978” substitute “the European Parliamentary Elections Act 2002”.

(3)In Section B3 of Part 2 of Schedule 5 (reserved matters), for paragraph (a) substitute—

(a)the European Parliamentary Elections Act 2002.

Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (c. 41)

8(1)The Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 is amended as follows.

(2)In section 7(2)—

(a)in paragraph (a) (consultation of Electoral Commission), for the words from “paragraph” to “elections)” substitute “the European Parliamentary Elections Act 2002”, and

(b)in paragraph (b) (designation of returning officers), for “paragraph 4(1)(a) or (b) of that Schedule” substitute “section 6(2)(b) or (3)(b) of that Act”.

(3)In section 8(3)(c) (functions of Secretary of State exercisable only on recommendation of Electoral Commission), for the words from “paragraph” to “1978” substitute “section 7(2)(a) of the European Parliamentary Elections Act 2002”.

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