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Section 1.

SCHEDULE 1E+W+S+N.I. Electoral regions in England [F1and Gibraltar]

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[F2(1)The electoral regions in England [F3and Gibraltar] are listed in column (1) of the Table below and comprise the areas specified in column (2) of the Table).]E+W+S+N.I.

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F2Sch. 1 para. 1 substituted (8.5.2003) for Sch. 1 para. 1 and heading by European Parliament (Representation) Act 2003 (c. 7), ss. 8(3)(a), 28(3)(4)

2(1)A reference [F4to an area specified in column (2) of the Table] is a reference to that area as it is for the time being.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)But where an area specified in column (2) of the Table is altered, the alteration does not have effect for the purposes of this Act until the first general election of MEPs at which the poll in the United Kingdom [F5and Gibraltar] takes place after the alteration comes into force for all other purposes.

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F6Sch. 1 paras. 3, 4, the preceding heading and column (3) of the Table repealed (8.5.2003) by European Parliament (Representation) Act 2003 (c. 7), ss. 8(3)(c), 28(3)(4)

4F7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S+N.I.

  • TABLE

    (1)(2)(3)F7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    Name of RegionArea IncludedF7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    East Midlands

    County of Derby

    County of Derbyshire

    County of Leicester

    County of Leicestershire

    County of Lincolnshire

    County of Northamptonshire

    County of Nottingham

    County of Nottinghamshire

    County of Rutland

    F7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    Eastern

    [F8County of Bedford

    County of Central Bedfordshire]

    County of Cambridgeshire

    County of Essex

    County of Hertfordshire

    County of Luton

    County of Norfolk

    County of Peterborough

    County of Southend-on-Sea

    County of Suffolk

    County of Thurrock

    F7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    LondonGreater LondonF7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    North East

    County of Darlington

    County of Durham

    County of Hartlepool

    County of Middlesbrough

    County of Northumberland

    County of Redcar and Cleveland

    County of Stockton-on-Tees

    County of Tyne and Wear

    F7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    North West

    County of Blackburn with Darwen

    County of Blackpool

    [F9County of Cheshire East

    County of Cheshire West and Chester]

    County of Cumbria

    County of Greater Manchester

    County of Halton

    County of Lancashire

    County of Merseyside

    County of Warrington

    F7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    South East

    County of Berkshire

    County of Brighton and Hove

    County of Buckinghamshire

    County of East Sussex

    County of Hampshire

    County of Isle of Wight

    County of Kent

    County of the Medway Towns

    County of Milton Keynes

    County of Oxfordshire

    County of Portsmouth

    County of Southampton

    County of Surrey

    County of West Sussex

    F7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    South West

    County of Bath and North East Somerset

    County of Bournemouth

    County of the City of Bristol

    County of Cornwall

    County of Devon

    County of Dorset

    County of Gloucestershire

    County of North Somerset

    County of Plymouth

    County of Poole

    County of Somerset

    County of South Gloucestershire

    County of Swindon

    County of Torbay

    County of Wiltshire

    Isles of Scilly

    [F10Gibraltar]

    F7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    West Midlands

    County of Herefordshire

    County of Shropshire

    County of Staffordshire

    County of Stoke-on-Trent

    County of Telford and Wrekin

    County of Warwickshire

    County of West Midlands

    County of Worcestershire

    F7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    Yorkshire and the Humber

    County of the City of Kingston upon Hull

    County of the East Riding of Yorkshire

    County of North East Lincolnshire

    County of North Lincolnshire

    County of North Yorkshire

    County of South Yorkshire

    County of West Yorkshire

    County of York

    F7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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F7Sch. 1 paras. 3, 4, the preceding heading and column (3) of the Table repealed (8.5.2003) by European Parliament (Representation) Act 2003 (c. 7), ss. 8(3)(c), 28(3)(4)

[F11SCHEDULE 1AE+W+S+N.I.PERIODIC REVIEWS OF DISTRIBUTION OF MEPS

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Electoral Commission review and recommendationE+W+S+N.I.

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1(1)As soon as possible after 1st May in a pre-election year the Electoral Commission (“the Commission”) must, subject to paragraph 2—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)carry out a review (“the periodic review”) of the distribution of MEPs between the electoral regions; and

(b)report its conclusions to the Secretary of State.

(2)In carrying out the periodic review the Commission must consider whether (assuming that each region is entitled to be allocated at least three MEPs) the ratio of electors to MEPs is as nearly as possible the same for every electoral region.

(3)If the Commission concludes that the result mentioned in sub-paragraph (2) is not achieved by the current distribution of MEPs, it must include in its report a recommendation specifying a distribution that would achieve that result.

(4)The report must be published by the Commission and laid before Parliament by the Secretary of State.

Exclusion or suspension of duties under paragraph 1E+W+S+N.I.

2E+W+S+N.I.

2(1)The Commission may not take any step (or further step) under paragraph 1 if a 2003 Act order is made or a suspension notice is given to the Commission—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)within the period of 12 months ending with 1st May in the pre-election year in question or,

(b)after the end of that period but before the Commission makes its report,

unless and until the duties under paragraph 1 revive by virtue of sub-paragraph (2).

(2)If the Secretary of State withdraws a suspension notice more than nine months before the date of the poll for the next general election of MEPs, the duties under paragraph 1 revive (but subject again to this paragraph).

(3)In this Schedule—

  • 2003 Act order” means an order under section 5 of the European Parliament (Representation) Act 2003 (orders implementing changes in the number of United Kingdom MEPs) which takes effect in relation to the next general election of MEPs after it is made; and

  • suspension notice” means a notice stating that the Secretary of State considers it likely that a 2003 Act order will be made before the next general election of MEPs.

Implementation of Electoral Commission recommendationE+W+S+N.I.

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3(1)Where a recommendation under paragraph 1(3) is made to him, the Secretary of State must—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)lay before Parliament a draft of an order giving effect to the recommendation by amending any of the numbers specified in section 1(3); and

(b)if the draft is approved by resolution of each House, make an order in the terms of the draft.

(2)An order under this paragraph may make consequential, transitional or saving provision.

(3)Provision made under sub-paragraph (2) may modify any enactment.

(4)The Secretary of State must consult the Commission before laying an order under this paragraph before Parliament.

(5)This paragraph has effect subject to paragraphs 4 and 5.

Implementation of Electoral Commission recommendationE+W+S+N.I.

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4(1)If a motion for the approval of a draft of an order under paragraph 3 is rejected by either House or withdrawn by leave of the House, the Secretary of State may, after consulting the Commission, alter the draft order and lay it before Parliament for approval.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)But the Secretary of State may not, without the consent of the Commission, alter a draft order so as to propose a distribution of MEPs other than that recommended under paragraph 1(3).

(3)The Commission may not give its consent under sub-paragraph (2) unless it is satisfied that the distribution of MEPs could have been recommended under paragraph 1(3).

(4)If an altered draft order is approved by both Houses the Secretary of State must make an order under paragraph 3 in the terms of the altered draft.

(5)This paragraph has effect subject to paragraph 5.

Exclusion or suspension of duties and powers under paragraph 3 or 4E+W+S+N.I.

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5(1)The Secretary of State may not take any step (or further step) under paragraph 3 or 4 if a 2003 Act order is made before he would otherwise have taken it.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)Subject to that, the Secretary of State is not required to take any step (or further step) under paragraph 3 or 4 if and so long as he is of the opinion that it is likely that a 2003 Act order will be made before the next general election of MEPs.

(3)But if he ceases to be of that opinion, the Secretary of State—

(a)may not make an order under paragraph 3 on or after the relevant day; and

(b)is not required to take any other step under paragraph 3 or 4 if he does not consider that it will be practicable to make an order under paragraph 3 before the relevant day.

(4)In sub-paragraph (3) “the relevant day” means the first day of the period of four months ending with the day on which the poll for the next general election of MEPs is to be held.

SupplementaryE+W+S+N.I.

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6(1)In this Schedule—E+W+S+N.I.

  • general election of MEPs” means an election required to be held in the United Kingdom by virtue of Article [F1211(2)] of the Act annexed to Council Decision 76/787;

  • pre-election year” means a year (including 2003) which immediately precedes a year in which a general election of MEPs is to be held; and

  • relevant register” means—

    (a)

    a register of parliamentary electors;

    (b)

    a register of local government electors;

    (c)

    a register of peers maintained under section 3 of the Representation of the People Act 1985 (c. 50) (peers resident outside the United Kingdom); and

    (d)

    a register maintained under regulation 5 of the European Parliamentary Elections (Franchise of Relevant Citizens of the Union) Regulations 2001 (SI 2001/1184) (citizens of the European Union other than Commonwealth and Republic of Ireland citizens).

(2)For the purposes of paragraph 1(2) a person is an “elector”, in relation to an electoral region, if his name appears on 1st May in the pre-election year concerned in (or in any part of) a relevant register which relates to the region.

(3)In calculating the total number of electors for any electoral region—

(a)persons who are registered but have not attained the age of 18 are to be counted as electors;

(b)a citizen of the European Union (not being a Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of the Republic of Ireland) who is registered only for the purposes of local government elections is to be disregarded; and

(c)the Electoral Commission may assume that each relevant register is accurate and that names appearing more than once on registers (or parts of registers) which relate to an electoral region are the names of different electors.]

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Section 14.

SCHEDULE 2E+W+S+N.I. Transitional provisions

1The repeal and re-enactment of provisions in this Act does not affect the continuity of the law.E+W+S+N.I.

2Anything done, or having effect as if done, under or for the purposes of a provision repealed by this Act (including subordinate legislation so made or having effect as if so made), and in force or effective immediately before the commencement of this Act, has effect after that commencement as if done under or for the purposes of the corresponding provision of this Act.E+W+S+N.I.

3A reference, express or implied, in this Act, another enactment or an instrument or document, to a provision of this Act is, subject to its context, to be read as being or including a reference to the corresponding provision repealed by this Act, in relation to times, circumstances or purposes in relation to which the repealed provision had effect.E+W+S+N.I.

4(1)A reference, express or implied, in any enactment, instrument or document, to a provision repealed by this Act is, subject to its context, to be read as being or including a reference to the corresponding provision of this Act, in relation to times, circumstances or purposes in relation to which that provision has effect.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In particular, where a power conferred by an Act is expressed to be exercisable in relation to enactments contained in Acts passed before or in the same Session as the Act conferring the power, the power is also exercisable in relation to provisions of this Act that reproduce such enactments.

5Paragraphs 1 to 4 have effect in place of section 17(2) of the Interpretation Act 1978 (c. 30) (but are without prejudice to any other provision of that Act).E+W+S+N.I.

Section 15.

SCHEDULE 3E+W+S+N.I. Consequential amendments

European Communities Act 1972 (c.68)E+W+S+N.I.

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.

2F13. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S+N.I.

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Amendments (Textual)

Juries (Northern Ireland) Order 1974 (S.I. 1974/2143)E+W+S+N.I.

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 ParliamentE+W+S+N.I.

Members of the European Parliament.

European Parliament (Pay and Pensions) Act 1979 (c. 50)E+W+S+N.I.

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)E+W+S+N.I.

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)E+W+S+N.I.

6F14. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Amendments (Textual)

F14Sch. 3 para. 6 repealed by Government of Wales Act 2006 (c. 32), s. 163, Sch. 12 the amending provision coming into force immediately after the 2007 election (held on 3.5.2007) subject to s. 161(4)(5) of the amending Act, which provides for certain provisions to come into force for specified purposes immediately after the end of the initial period (which ended with the day of the first appointment of a First Minister on 25.5.2007) see ss. 46, 161(1)(4)(5) of the amending Act.

Scotland Act 1998 (c.46)E+W+S+N.I.

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)E+W+S+N.I.

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 ”.

Section 16.

SCHEDULE 4E+W+S+N.I.Repeals and revocations

EnactmentExtent of repeal or revocation
European Parliamentary Elections Act 1978 (c. 10)The whole Act.
Representation of the People Act 1983 ( c. 2)In Schedule 8, paragraphs 21 to 23.
Welsh Language Act 1993 (c. 38)Section 35(3).
European Parliamentary Elections Act 1993 (c. 41)Section 3.
European Parliamentary Elections (Changes to the Franchise and Qualification of Representatives) Regulations 1994 (S.I.1994/ 342)Regulation 3.
European Parliamentary Elections Act 1999 ( c. 1)The whole Act.
Representation of the People Act 2000 ( c. 2)In Schedule 6, paragraph 2.
Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (c. 41)

Section 142.

In Schedule 21, paragraph 5.

House of Commons (Removal of Clergy Disqualification) Act 2001 (c. 13 )In Schedule 1, paragraph 2.
The European Parliamentary Elections (Franchise of Relevant Citizens of the Union) Regulations 2001 (S.I.2001/1184)Regulation 11(a).

TABLE OF ORIGINSE+W+S+N.I.

Notes:E+W+S+N.I.

1This Table shows the origin of the provisions of the Act.

2The following abbreviations are used in the Table:—E+W+S+N.I.

Acts of Parliament

1978 = European Parliamentary Elections Act 1978 (c. 10) (formerly known as the European Assembly Elections Act 1978 (c. 10))

1999 = European Parliamentary Elections Act 1999 (c. 1)

Subordinate Legislation

1994/342 = European Parliamentary Elections (Changes to the Franchise and Qualification of Representatives) Regulations 1994 (S.I.1994/342)

Prospective

3The Table does not separately acknowledge the provisions of section 3 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1986 (c. 58) by virtue of which references to the European Parliament were substituted for references to the Assembly of the European Communities.E+W+S+N.I.

Prospective

4Where the Act incorporates the effect of subordinate legislation, the Table gives the relevant provision of the subordinate instrument but does not refer to the statutory provision under which the instrument was made.E+W+S+N.I.

ProvisionOrigin
1(1)1978 s. 1, 2(2), (3); 1999 s. 1.
(2)1978 s. 2(4); 1999 s. 1.
(3)1978 s. 2(5); 1999 s. 1.
2(1)1978 s. 3(1); 1999 s. 1.
(2)1978 Sch. 1 para. 2(3B); 1999 s. 1, Sch. 2 para. 6.
(3)1978 s. 3(1); 1999 s. 1.
(4) to (9)1978 s. 3(2) to (7); 1999 s. 1.
(10)1978 s. 3(8)(a); Registration of Political Parties Act 1998 (c. 48) Sch. 3 para. 1; 1999 s. 1; Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (c. 41) Sch. 21 para. 5(2).
31978 s. 3A; 1999 s. 1.
41978 s. 3D(1); 1999 s. 1.
51978 Sch. 1 para. 3(1) to (3); 1999 Sch. 2 para. 8.
6(1) to (4)1978 Sch. 1 para. 4(1); 1999 Sch. 2 para. 9.
(5)1978 Sch. 1 para. 4(2); 1999 Sch. 2 para. 9.
(6)1978 s. 7(1)(a) and (aa); 1999 s. 4.
(7) and (8)1978 Sch. 1 para. 4(3) and (4); 1999 Sch. 2 para. 9.
7(1)1978 Sch. 1 para. 2(3); 1999 Sch. 2 para. 5.
(2)1978 Sch. 1 para. 2(3A); 1999 Sch. 2 para. 6; Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (c. 41) Sch. 21 para. 5(3).
(3)1978 Sch. 1 para. 2(4)(a).
(4)1978 Sch. 1 para. 2(4)(b).
(5)1978 Sch. 1 para. 2(5); Welsh Language Act 1993 (c. 38) s. 35(3).
81978 s. 3C; 1999 s. 1; European Parliamentary Elections (Franchise of Relevant Citizens of the Union) Regulations 2001 (S.I. 2001/1184), reg. 11(a).
9(1)1978 ss. 4(1) and 8(2)(a).
(2)1978 s. 4(1); 1999 Sch. 3 para. 1.
(3)1978 s. 4(2); Representation of the People Act 1983 (c. 2) Sch. 8 para. 21(a) and (b).
(4)1978 s. 4(2); Representation of the People Act 1983 (c. 2) Sch. 8 para. 21(c) and (d).
10(1)1978 Sch. 1 para. 5(1); 1999 Sch. 2 para. 10(a).
(2)1978 Sch. 1 para. 5(3)(a) to (d); 1999 Sch. 2 para. 10(a); House of Commons (Removal of Clergy Disqualification) Act 2001 (c. 13), Sch. 1 para. 2.
(3)1978 Sch. 1 para. 5(3)(e); S.I. 1994/342 reg. 3(2); 1999 Sch. 2 para. 10(a).
(4)1978 Sch. 1 para. 5(2); 1999 Sch. 2 para. 10(a), (b).
(5)1978 Sch. 1 para. 5(2A) and (2B); S.I. 1994/342 reg. 3(1); 1999 Sch. 2 para. 10(a).
(6)1978 Sch. 1 para. 5(4) and (4A); 1999 Sch. 2 para. 10(c); Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (c. 41) s. 142(2).
(7)1978 Sch. 1 para. 5(5); 1999 Sch. 2 para. 10(a), (b) and (d).
(8)1978 Sch. 1 para. 5(1) and s. 8(2)(a).
11(1)1978 Sch. 1 para. 6(1) and (5) (“disqualified”); 1999 Sch. 2 para. 11(2) and (4); Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (c. 41)s. 142(3).
(2)1978 Sch. 1 para. 6(5) (court); 1999 Sch. 2 para. 11(4).
(3)1978 Sch. 1 para. 6(1A); 1999 Sch. 2 para. 11(2).
(4)1978 Sch. 1 para. 6(2); 1999 Sch. 2 para. 11(3).
(5)1978 Sch. 1 para. 6(6); 1999 Sch. 2 para. 11(5).
(6)1978 Sch. 1 para. 6(3).
(7)1978 Sch. 1 para. 6(4).
121978 s. 6.
13(1)1978 s. 9(2).
(2)1978 Sch. 1 para. 2(6).
(3)(a)1978 Sch. 1 paras. 5(6), 6(7); 1999 Sch. 2 para. 11(5).
(3)(b)1978 Sch. 2 para. 4(7); 1999 Sch. 1.
(4)1978 s. 3D(2) and Sch. 1 para. 3(4); 1999 s. 1 and Sch. 2 para. 8.
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15
16
17“enactment”: 1978 s. 8(2)(b)
“Act annexed to Council Decision 76/787”: 1978 s. 8(2)(a)
“citizen of the European Union”: 1978 Sch. 1 para. 5(2A) and (3)(e); 1994/342 reg. 3.
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Sch. 1
paras. 1 to 31978 Sch. 2 paras. 1 to 3; 1999 Sch. 1.
para. 4(1)1978 Sch. 2 para. 4(5A); 1999 Sch. 1; Representation of the People Act 2000 (c. 2) Sch. 6 para. 2(4).
(2)1978 Sch. 2 para. 4(1), (3) and (4); 1999 Sch. 1; Representation of the People Act 2000 (c. 2) Sch. 6 para. 2(2) and (3).
(3)1978 Sch. 2 para. 4(4)(a) and (b), (5A); Representation of the People Act 1983 (c. 2)s. 202(1) and Local Government Elections (Changes to the Franchise and Qualification of Members) Regulations 1995 (S.I. 1995/1948) reg. 4(2); 1999 Sch. 1; Representation of the People Act 2000 (c. 2) Sch. 6 para. 2(4).
(4)1978 Sch. 2 para. 4(2); 1999 Sch.1.
(5)1978 Sch. 2 para. 4(6), s. 8(2)(a); 1999 Sch. 1.
(6)1978 Sch. 2 para. 4(5); 1999 Sch. 1. Paragraph 9 of 1994/342 was repealed and replaced by the European Parliamentary Elections (Franchise of Relevant Citizens of the Union) Regulations 2001 (S.I. 2001/1184). The cross-reference is therefore to the relevant provision of those regulations.
Table1978 Sch. 2 Table; 1999 Sch. 1.
Sch. 2
Sch. 3
para. 1European Parliamentary Elections Act 1993 (c. 41) s. 3(2).
paras. 2 and 31978 s. 5(1).
para. 41999 Sch. 3 para. 2.
paras. 5 to 8
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