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European Union Referendum Act 2015

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Notifications and declarations for purpose of becoming permitted participant

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3(1)Section 106 of the 2000 Act (declarations and notifications relating to section 105) has effect for the purposes of the referendum with the following modifications.

(2)Subsection (4)(b) has effect for those purposes as if after “54(2)” there were inserted “or any of paragraphs (b) and (d) to (g) of section 54(2A)”.

(3)Subsection (4) has effect for those purposes as if after paragraph (b) there were inserted—

(c)if given by a body within any of sub-paragraphs (v) to (viii) of section 105(1)(b), state—

(i)the details mentioned in subsection (4A), and

(ii)the name of the person or officer who will be responsible for compliance on the part of the body with the provisions of Chapter 2,

and be signed by the body’s secretary or a person who acts in a similar capacity in relation to the body.

(4)For the purposes of the referendum the following subsection is to be treated as inserted after subsection (4)—

(4A)The details referred to in subsection (4)(c)(i) are—

(a)in the case of a body within section 105(1)(b)(v) (body incorporated by Royal Charter)—

(i)the name of the body, and

(ii)the address of its main office in the United Kingdom;

(b)in the case of a body within section 105(1)(b)(vi) or (vii) (charitable incorporated organisation)—

(i)the name of the body, and

(ii)the address of its principal office;

(c)in the case of a body within section 105(1)(b)(viii) (Scottish partnership)—

(i)the name of the body, and

(ii)the address of its main office in the United Kingdom.

(5)For the purposes of the referendum the following subsections are to be treated as inserted after subsection (6)—

(6A)A declaration or notification under this section must be accompanied by a statement by the person who is the responsible person which—

(a)states that that person is willing to exercise, in relation to the referendum, the functions conferred by and under this Act and the European Union Referendum Act 2015 on the responsible person, and

(b)is signed by that person.

(6B)Subsection (6A) does not apply to a notification of alteration unless the notification replaces a statement under subsection (2)(b) or (4)(b)(ii) or (c)(ii).

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