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Recall of MPs Act 2015

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  1. Introduction

  2. Summary

  3. Territorial Extent and Application

  4. Commentary on Sections (and Schedules)

    1. Section 1: How an MP becomes subject to a recall petition process

    2. Section 2: The first and third recall conditions: further provision

    3. Section 3: The first and third recall conditions: expiry of appeal period

    4. Section 4: The first and third recall conditions: courts to notify the Speaker

    5. Section 5: Speaker’s notice that first, second or third recall condition has been met

    6. Section 6: Petition officers

    7. Schedule 1: Petition officers

    8. Section 7: Where and from when the recall petition may be signed

    9. Section 8: Notice of petition to be sent to registered electors

    10. Section 9: Recall petition to be made available for signing

    11. Section 10: Persons entitled to sign a recall petition

    12. Schedule 2: Alteration of registers of parliamentary electors

    13. Section 11: How entitlement to sign a recall petition is to be exercised

    14. Section 12: Double signing

    15. Section 13: Early termination of recall petition process

    16. Section 14: Determination of whether recall petition successful

    17. Section 15: Effect of successful petition

    18. Section 16: Expenses, donations and reporting

    19. Schedule 3: Regulation of expenditure

    20. Schedule 4: Control of donations to accredited campaigners

    21. Schedule 5: Recall petition returns

    22. Section 17: Loans

    23. Section 18: Power to make further provision about conduct of a recall petition etc

    24. Section 19: Performance of the Speaker’s functions by others

    25. Section 20: Minor and consequential amendments

    26. Schedule 6: Minor and consequential amendments

    27. Section 21: Regulations

    28. Section 22: Interpretation

    29. Section 23: Extent

    30. Section 24: Commencement

    31. Section 25: Short title

  5. Commencement

  6. Hansard References

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