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Parliament (Elections and Meeting) Act 1943

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22Interpretation of Part I

In this Part of this Act, except where the contrary intention appears, the following expressions have the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them—

  • " appointed day " means such day as may be appointed by order of the Secretary of State;

  • " bank holiday " means—

    (a)

    in relation to a general election, a day which is a bank holiday under the Bank Holidays Act, 1871, as amended by any subsequent enactment (including Defence Regulations), in any part of the United Kingdom; and

    (b)

    in relation to a by-election, a day which is a bank holiday under the said Act as so amended in that part of the United Kingdom in which the constituency in question is situated;

  • " electoral registration regulations " means regulations made by the Secretary of State under this Part of this Act;

  • " electors list " means a list, prepared by a registration officer in pursuance of electoral registration regulations, of persons who appear to him to be qualified to be registered under this Part of this Act; " member of the forces " means a person who, being a member of—

    (a)

    any of the armed forces of the Crown raised in the United Kingdom;

    (b)

    the Women's Royal Naval Service;

    (c)

    the Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service;

    (d)

    any other organisation established under the control of the Admiralty, Army Council or Air Council and raised in the United Kingdom; is, or would if he were in the United Kingdom be, by virtue of such membership for the time being exempt under national registration regulations from registration in the National Register;

  • " national registration regulations " means regulations made by the Ministers under -the National Registration Act, 1939;

  • " prescribed '' means prescribed by electoral registration regulations;

  • " principal Act " means the Representation of the People Act, 1918, as amended by any subsequent enactment or Order in Council;

  • " seaman " means a person who is for the time being exempt under national registration regulations from registration under the National Registration Act, 1939, as being a seaman, or who would be so exempt if he were in the United Kingdom, being a person whose usual place of residence is in the United Kingdom; and the expressions " constituency ", " general election ", " university constituency " and " university election " have the same meanings as in the principal Act.

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