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Recall of MPs Act 2015

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Offences relating to return

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7(1)The responsible person commits an offence if, without reasonable excuse, he or she—

(a)fails to deliver a recall petition return in accordance with paragraph 6(1)(a),

(b)delivers a recall petition return to the petition officer that does not contain a statement required by paragraph 1(2)(a) or (b),

(c)fails to deliver a document, other than a declaration under paragraph 5, in accordance with paragraph 6(1)(b),

(d)fails to deliver a supplementary return in accordance with paragraph 6(2), or

(e)delivers a supplementary return to the petition officer that does not comply with paragraph 6(3).

(2)An offence under sub-paragraph (1) is an illegal practice.

(3)The responsible person commits an offence if without reasonable excuse, he or she fails to deliver a declaration under paragraph 5 in accordance with paragraph 6(1)(b).

(4)The responsible person commits an offence if he or she delivers a declaration under paragraph 2(3)(b), (c) or (d) or 5 to the petition officer where—

(a)the declaration is false, and

(b)at the time the responsible person made the declaration, he or she knew that it was false, or was reckless as to whether it was false.

(5)An offence under sub-paragraph (3) or (4) is a corrupt practice.

(6)Paragraph 25 of Schedule 3 (which is about offences under that Schedule which are corrupt or illegal practices) applies to an offence under this paragraph as it applies to an offence under that Schedule.

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