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SCHEDULES

SCHEDULE 1U.K.Amendments

Part 3 U.K.Standing for election

Councillors in Northern IrelandU.K.

47(1)Section 3 of the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972 (C.9) (qualifications for nomination, election and holding office as a councillor in Northern Ireland) is amended as follows.U.K.

(2)In subsection (1) for “British subject” substitute “ qualifying Commonwealth citizen ”.

(3)In subsection (2) before Commonwealth insert “ qualifying ”.

(4)After subsection (3) insert—

(4)For the purposes of this section, a person is a qualifying Commonwealth citizen if he is a Commonwealth citizen who either—

(a)is not a person who requires leave under the Immigration Act 1971 to enter or remain in the United Kingdom, or

(b)is such a person but for the time being has (or is, by virtue of any enactment, to be treated as having) indefinite leave to remain within the meaning of that Act.

(5)But a person is not a qualifying Commonwealth citizen by virtue of subsection (4)(a) if he does not require leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom by virtue only of section 8 of the Immigration Act 1971 (exceptions to requirement for leave in special cases).