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Parliament (Elections and Meeting) Act 1943

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4During the period specified in subsection (1) of section thirty-two of this Act, the requirements imposed by sections one and three of the Parliamentary Writs Act, 1813, as to the delivery of writs for parliamentary elections at the offices of the sheriffs of London and the sheriff of Middlesex, and at the offices of the sheriffs, other persons or proper officers to whom such writs are directed, and as to the giving of memorandums acknowledging the receipt thereof, shall be deemed to have been complied with—

(a)where, under subsection (1) of section twenty-seven of this Act, any such writ is required to be conveyed to the sheriff, mayor or other officer, to whom it is directed, if it is conveyed—

(i)in the case of the writ for a parliamentary election other than an election for the City of London or a university election, under paragraph (a) of subsection (2) of that section (or, in cases to which subsection (2) of section thirty of this Act applies, the paragraph substituted thereby for that paragraph) or under paragraph (b) of subsection (2) of the said section twenty-seven ;

(ii)in the case of the writ for a parliamentary election for the City of London, under any of the paragraphs substituted by subsection (6) of the said section twenty-seven for the said paragraphs (a) and (b) ;

(iii)in the case of the writ for a university election, under the paragraph substituted for paragraph (a) of subsection (2) of the said section twenty-seven by subsection (7) thereof or under paragraph (b) of subsection (2) of that section ;

and if the memorandum is given by the person to whom the writ is so conveyed ;

(b)where, under subsection (1) of the said section twenty-seven any such writ is required to be conveyed to an acting returning officer—

(i)if it is conveyed to him and if the memorandum is. given by him ; or

(ii)if it is conveyed under paragraph (a) or (b) of subsection (3) of that section and if the memorandum is given by the person to whom the writ is so conveyed.

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