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The Funds for Trade Union Ballots Regulations (Revocation) Regulations 1993

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Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Funds for Trade Union Ballots Regulations (Revocation) Regulations 1993 and shall come into force on 1st April 1993.

Interpretation

2.  In these Regulations “the 1984 Regulations” means the Funds for Trade Union Ballots Regulations 1984(1), and expressions used in these Regulations and in the 1984 Regulations have the same meanings in these Regulations as in the 1984 Regulations.

Revocation

3.—(1) The 1984 Regulations and the Regulations mentioned in paragraph (2) shall be revoked on 1st April 1996.

(2) Those Regulations are—

  • The Funds for Trade Union Ballots (Amendment) Regulations 1988(2)

  • The Funds for Trade Union Ballots (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 1988(3)

  • The Funds for Trade Union Ballots (Amendment) Regulations 1990(4).

Progressive reduction in refunds payable during period before revocation

4.—(1) The total amount of the payments made to a trade union by the Certification Officer under regulations 14 to 18 of the 1984 Regulations in respect of the expenditure incurred on a ballot shall be reduced—

(a)by a quarter, if the date of the ballot falls after 31st March 1993 but before 1st April 1994;

(b)by a half, if the date of the ballot falls after 31st March 1994 but before 1st April 1995; and

(c)by three-quarters, if the date of the ballot falls after 31st March 1995.

(2) Paragraph (1) shall apply in relation to payments made in respect of arrangements to hold a ballot which is not proceeded with as if, for the words “the date of the ballot”, there were substituted the words “the date which would have been the date of the ballot, had the ballot been held,”.

No payments if statutory requirement not satisfied

5.  Nothing in the 1984 Regulations shall be construed as requiring or permitting the Certification Officer to make payments towards the expenditure incurred in respect of a ballot, or in respect of arrangements to hold a ballot which is not proceeded with, if the Certification Officer considers that any statutory requirement applying in relation to the conduct of the ballot has not been complied with.

Signed by order of the Secretary of State.

Michael Forsyth

Minister of State,

Department of Employment

8th February 1993

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