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Recall of MPs Act 2015

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(1)Regulations under this Act are to be made by statutory instrument.

(2)But that does not apply to regulations under—

(a)paragraph 3(9) of Schedule 1 (regulations made by the Minister about petition officer’s accounts), or

(b)paragraph 1(4) of Schedule 5 (regulations made by the Electoral Commission about the form of a recall petition return).

(3)Regulations under this Act may—

(a)make consequential, supplementary, incidental, transitional or saving provision;

(b)make different provision for different purposes or areas.

(4)The power under subsection (3)(a) includes, in the case of regulations under section 18 (power to make further provision about conduct of a recall petition etc), the power to amend legislation.

(5)Section 26 of the Welsh Language Act 1993 (power to prescribe Welsh version) applies in relation to regulations under this Act as it applies in relation to Acts of Parliament.

(6)Where regulations under this Act—

(a)are subject to “affirmative resolution procedure” they must not be made unless a draft of the statutory instrument containing them has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament;

(b)are subject to “negative resolution procedure” the statutory instrument containing them is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

(7)Provision that may be made by regulations under this Act for which no Parliamentary procedure is required may be included in regulations subject to affirmative or negative resolution procedure.

(8)Provision that may be made by regulations under this Act subject to negative resolution procedure may be included in regulations subject to affirmative resolution procedure.

(9)This section (apart from subsection (7)) does not apply to regulations under section 24 (commencement).

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