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Scotland Act 2012

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Section 8

SCHEDULE 1Amendments of Schedule 1 to the 1998 Act

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1Schedule 1 to the 1998 Act (constituencies, regions and regional members) is amended as follows.

Functions remaining with Boundary Commission for Scotland

2(1)For “the Electoral Commission” or “the Boundary Committee” in each place substitute “the Boundary Commission for Scotland”.

(2)Sub-paragraph (1) is subject to the amendments made by paragraphs 3 to 7.

3Omit paragraph 5 and the italic heading preceding it.

4(1)Paragraph 7 is amended as follows.

(2)For sub-paragraph (2) substitute—

(2)If the Boundary Commission for Scotland have provisionally determined to make recommendations affecting a constituency they must publish in at least one newspaper circulating in the constituency a notice stating—

(a)the effect of the proposed recommendations and (except if the effect is that no alteration should be made in respect of the constituency) that a copy of the recommendations is open to inspection at a specified place in the constituency, and

(b)that representations with respect to the proposed recommendations may be made to the Commission before the end of the period of one month starting the day after the notice is published.

(3)Omit sub-paragraphs (5) and (6).

5(1)Paragraph 8 is amended as follows.

(2)For sub-paragraph (1) substitute—

(1)This paragraph applies if the Boundary Commission for Scotland provisionally determine to make recommendations which would involve any alteration in a constituency.

(3)Omit sub-paragraph (3).

6(1)Paragraph 12 is amended as follows.

(2)For “The Electoral Commission or the Boundary Committee (as the case may be)” in each place substitute “The Boundary Commission for Scotland”.

(3)In paragraph (8) of rule 2, omit “(or one made by the Boundary Committee for the purposes of it)”.

7Omit paragraph 14(4).

Provision for constituencies and regions

8In paragraph 1(2) (constituencies) for paragraph (c) substitute—

(c)the constituencies provided for by an Order in Council under paragraph 6.

9For paragraph 2(2) (regions) substitute—

(2)The regions are the regions provided for by an Order in Council under paragraph 6.

Reference to “local authority areas”

10(1)In paragraph 12 (the constituency rules), rule 1 is amended as follows.

(2)In paragraph (1), for “local authority areas” substitute “the local government areas having effect from time to time under section 1 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994”.

(3)Omit paragraph (2).

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