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Recall of MPs Act 2015

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2(1)The statements required by paragraph 1(2)(a) to be contained in the recall petition return are—

(a)a statement of all payments made in respect of petition expenses incurred by or on behalf of the accredited campaigner during the recall petition period, or a statement that there were no such payments,

(b)a statement of all unpaid claims in respect of which the responsible person is aware that an application has been made, or is about to be made, to a court under paragraph 11 of Schedule 3 (application for leave to pay out of time), or a statement that the responsible person is not aware of any such claims, and

(c)a statement of all disputed claims (within the meaning of paragraph 12 of that Schedule), or a statement that there were no such claims.

(2)Sub-paragraph (1) does not apply to payments made in respect of pre-accreditation expenses or to claims for the payment of such expenses.

(3)The documents required by paragraph 1(2)(a) to accompany the recall petition return are—

(a)an invoice or receipt in respect of each payment (if any) that is—

(i)included in the statement under sub-paragraph (1)(a), and

(ii)required by paragraph 9(2) of Schedule 3 to be supported by an invoice or receipt,

(b)a declaration made by the responsible person of all amounts treated under paragraph 4 of that Schedule (expenses incurred by persons acting in concert) as petition expenses incurred by or on behalf of the accredited campaigner during the recall petition period, or a declaration that there were no such amounts,

(c)a declaration made by the responsible person of all amounts treated under paragraph 6(4)(b) of that Schedule (notional petition expenses) as petition expenses incurred by the accredited campaigner during the recall petition period, or a declaration that there were no such amounts, and

(d)a declaration made by the responsible person of the total amount of pre-accreditation expenses, or a declaration that there were no such expenses.

(4)In this paragraph “pre-accreditation expenses” means—

(a)petition expenses treated as incurred by or on behalf of the accredited campaigner during the recall petition period by virtue of paragraph 5 of Schedule 3 (expenses incurred before recall petition period), and

(b)petition expenses of the kind referred to in paragraph 7(a) of that Schedule (expenses incurred during recall petition period but before accreditation).

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