(1)The Chief Electoral Officer must each year—
(a)prepare a report on how he has discharged his functions in the year to which the report relates, and
(b)send a copy of the report to the Secretary of State by such date as the Secretary of State directs.
(2)The report must include an assessment of the extent to which the relevant registration objectives in Northern Ireland have been met in the year to which the report relates.
(3)“The relevant registration objectives” has the meaning given by section 10ZB of the Representation of the People Act 1983 (c. 2).
(4)The Secretary of State must lay a copy of the report before each House of Parliament.