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Deregulation Act 2015

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94Electoral Commission: changes to facilitate efficient administration

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(1)Schedule 1 to the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (the Electoral Commission) is amended as follows.

(2)Paragraph 15 (five-year plan) is amended as set out in subsections (3) and (4).

(3)In sub-paragraph (1), after “paragraph 14” insert “in respect of the first financial year to begin after the day on which Parliament meets for the first time following a parliamentary general election,”.

(4)After that sub-paragraph insert—

(1A)The Speaker’s Committee may require the Commission to submit a plan under sub-paragraph (1) when the Commission submit such an estimate as is mentioned in paragraph 14 in respect of a financial year other than one mentioned in that sub-paragraph.

(5)In paragraph 16 (annual examination of Commission by Comptroller and Auditor General), in sub-paragraph (1)—

(a)after “paragraphs 14 and 15” insert “in respect of any year when both an estimate under paragraph 14 and a five-year plan under paragraph 15 are submitted to them,”;

(b)for “in each year” substitute “before the Committee consider the estimate and plan”.

(6)In the cross-heading preceding paragraph 16, for “Annual examination” substitute “Examination”.

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