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(1)The Minister may by order make provision for the purposes of assisting registration officers in Great Britain to ascertain—
(a)the names and addresses of persons who are not registered in a register but who are entitled to be registered;
(b)those persons who are registered in a register but who are not entitled to be registered.
(2)The Minister may by order—
(a)modify section 9D of the Representation of the People Act 1983 or any other provision relating to a canvass under that section;
(b)abolish the duty to conduct a canvass under that section.
(3)If the duty to conduct a canvass is abolished, the provision that may be made under subsection (1) includes provision reinstating the duty.
(4)An order under this section may create offences punishable on summary conviction by a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.
(5)An order under this section may confer power to make subordinate legislation and, if it does so, must provide—
(a)that the subordinate legislation is to be made by statutory instrument, and
(b)that the instrument may not be made unless a draft of it has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.
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