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The Registration of Political Parties (Prohibited Words and Expressions) Order 2001

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1.  (1)  This Order may be cited as the Registration of Political Parties (Prohibited Words and Expressions) Order 2001.

(2) This Order shall come into force on 16th February 2001.

(3) The Registration of Political Parties (Prohibited Words and Expressions) Order 1998(1) is hereby revoked.

2.  (1)  Subject to paragraph (2), the registered name of a party shall not include any word or expression which is listed in any Part of the Schedule to this Order.

(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to a word or expression listed in—

(a)Part I of the Schedule where it forms part of the name of a place, institution or local government area;

(b)Part II of the Schedule where it is qualified by another word or expression other than the registered name of a party which is already registered in respect of the relevant part of the United Kingdom;

(c)Part III of the Schedule where it is qualified by another word or expression other than—

(i)the registered name of a registered party;

(ii)a word listed in that Part, or

(iii)the word “party”;

(d)Part IV of the Schedule where it is qualified by the name of a local government or geographical area.

(3) In paragraph (2)(b)—

(a)the reference to another word or expression includes another word or expression listed in Part II of the Schedule or the word “party”; and

(b)“already registered in the relevant part of the United Kingdom” means—

(i)in connection with the registration of the applicant party in the Great Britain register, already registered in respect of the part of Great Britain in respect of which the applicant party is registered (in the case of an application under section 30 of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000) or is applying to be registered (in the case of an application under section 28 of that Act);

(ii)in connection with registration of the applicant party in the Northern Ireland register, already registered in that register.

(4) In this article, any reference to a word or expression listed in any Part of the Schedule to this Order includes a reference to a word or expression which translates a word or expression so listed into a language other than English.

Mike O'Brien

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State

Home Office

15th January 2001

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