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European Union Referendum Act 2015

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. The referendum

    1. 1.The referendum

    2. 2.Entitlement to vote in the referendum

    3. 3.Further provision about the referendum

    4. 4.Conduct regulations, etc

    5. 5.Gibraltar

    6. 6.Duty to publish information on outcome of negotiations between member States

    7. 7.Duty to publish information about membership of the European Union etc

    8. 8.Power to modify section 125 of the 2000 Act

  3. Supplemental

    1. 9.Regulations

    2. 10.Financial provisions

    3. 11.Definitions

  4. Final provisions

    1. 12.Extent

    2. 13.Commencement

    3. 14.Short title

  5. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      CAMPAIGNING AND FINANCIAL CONTROLS

      1. 1.The referendum period

      2. 2.Permitted participants

      3. 3.Notifications and declarations for purpose of becoming permitted participant

      4. 4.Registration under section 107 of the 2000 Act

      5. 5.Responsible person

      6. 6.Person may not be responsible for compliance for two or more permitted participants

      7. 7.Unincorporated associations with offensive etc names

      8. 8.(1) Where— (a) a permitted participant is an unincorporated association...

      9. 9.Designation of organisations: designation of one organisation only

      10. 10.Accordingly, for the purposes of the referendum, section 109 of...

      11. 11.(1) This paragraph applies if the Electoral Commission designate only...

      12. 12.Applying to become a designated organisation: period for making application

      13. 13.Grants to designated organisations may be paid in instalments

      14. 14.Assistance available to designated organisations

      15. 15.Referendum agents

      16. 16.(1) If a permitted participant appoints a referendum agent for...

      17. 17.If a counting officer is notified under paragraph 16 that...

      18. 18.Referendum expenses: definition

      19. 19.(1) In relation to the referendum, expenses mentioned in sub-paragraph...

      20. 20.(1) In section 117(5) of the 2000 Act (certain expenditure...

      21. 21.Creditors’ rights

      22. 22.Expenses incurred by persons acting in concert

      23. 23.(1) Section 120 of the 2000 Act (returns in respect...

      24. 24.Restriction on making claims in respect of referendum expenses

      25. 25.Limits on referendum expenses by permitted participants

      26. 26.Permissible donors: donations to registered parties other than minor parties

      27. 27.Where paragraph 26 applies in relation to a donation received...

      28. 28.Financial limit on certain donations etc to registered parties other than minor parties

      29. 29.Permissible donors: donations to minor parties and to persons who are not parties

      30. 30.Paragraph 4(1) of Schedule 15 to the 2000 Act (payments...

      31. 31.(1) Paragraph 6 of Schedule 15 to the 2000 Act...

      32. 32.Acceptance or return of donations

      33. 33.Evasion of restrictions on donations

      34. 34.Reporting of donations from permissible donors

      35. 35.Returns in respect of referendum expenses and donations

      36. 36.Declaration of responsible person as to donations

      37. 37.Declaration where no referendum expenses incurred in referendum period

      38. 38.Application to Gibraltar public bodies of restriction on publication of promotional material

      39. 39.Reporting of donations during referendum period

      40. 40.Declaration of responsible person as to donation reports under paragraph 39

      41. 41.Public inspection of donation reports under paragraph 39

      42. 42.Section 149(2) to (5) and (7) of the 2000 Act...

      43. 43.Referendum campaign broadcasts

      44. 44.Enforcement

      45. 45.Interpretation

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      CONTROL OF LOANS ETC TO PERMITTED PARTICIPANTS

      1. 1.Control of loans etc to permitted participants

      2. 2.Further modifications of 2000 Act relating to loans etc

      3. 3.Transactions entered into before commencement: operation of paragraphs 1 and 2

      4. 4.Parts 2 and 3 of Schedule 15A do not apply...

      5. 5.Reporting of regulated transactions during referendum period

      6. 6.Declaration of responsible person as to reports under paragraph 5

      7. 7.Public inspection of reports under paragraph 5

      8. 8.Section 149(2) to (5) and (7) of the 2000 Act...

      9. 9.Enforcement

      10. 10.Persons with whom certain registered parties may enter into loan agreements etc

      11. 11.Where paragraph 10 applies in relation to a transaction to...

      12. 12.(1) This paragraph applies to a variation of a regulated...

      13. 13.(1) Section 71L of the 2000 Act (offences relating to...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      FURTHER PROVISION ABOUT THE REFERENDUM

      1. 1.Interpretation

      2. 2.Appointment of Chief Counting Officer

      3. 3.Counting officers

      4. 4.(1) Accordingly, section 128 of the 2000 Act (Chief Counting...

      5. 5.Regional Counting Officers

      6. 6.Assistance to counting officers etc

      7. 7.General duties of counting officers etc

      8. 8.Appointment of deputies and clerks

      9. 9.Counting officers etc: correction of procedural errors

      10. 10.Public notices

      11. 11.Role of Electoral Commission

      12. 12.Encouraging participation

      13. 13.Supply and use of register of electors

      14. 14.(1) The Representation of the People (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (S.I....

      15. 15.(1) The Representation of the People (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2008...

      16. 16.Payments to counting officers and Regional Counting Officers

      17. 17.Taxation of counting officer’s or Regional Counting Officer’s account

      18. 18.Electoral Commission accounts

      19. 19.Restriction on challenge to referendum result

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