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The National Assembly for Wales (Representation of the People) Order 2003

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Modification of provisions about expenses in this Order and the 1983 Act

3.  (1)  Where those functions of a returning officer at an election which are specified in paragraph 2 are discharged by the returning officer at another election under paragraph 1, references to the returning officer or his charges or expenditure—

(a)in article 21(1) to (4), (7), (9) and (10) (payments by and to returning officer),

(b)in article 22 (taxation of returning officer’s account), and

(c)in section 36(4) and (5A) of the 1983 Act(1) (expenses at local elections),

shall, to the extent that such functions are so discharged, be construed as references to the returning officer who discharges those functions and his charges or expenditure in respect of those functions.

(2) The reference in section 36(6) of the 1983 Act to the returning officer or person acting as returning officer requesting an advance in respect of his expenses shall, to the extent that those expenses relate to the functions specified in paragraph 2, include a reference to the returning officer who under paragraph 1 discharges those functions at the local government election.

(3) In relation to elections the polls at which are taken together under article 15(1) or (2), the Assembly may under article 21(1) include special provision for services properly rendered, or expenses properly incurred, in respect of the discharge of functions specified in paragraph 2, and in respect of the remuneration of presiding officers and clerks, by the returning officer who discharges those functions by virtue of paragraph 1.

(4) In relation to elections the polls at which are taken together under article 15(1) or (2), a county or county borough council may, in fixing a scale under—

(a)section 36(4) of the 1983 Act (fixing a scale at an election to the council etc), or

(b)section 36(5A) of that Act (fixing a scale at an election for a community within the area of the council etc),

include special provision for expenses incurred in respect of the discharge of functions specified in paragraph 2, and in respect of the remuneration of presiding officers and clerks, by the returning officer who discharges those functions by virtue of paragraph 1.

(1)

Subsection (5A) was added by the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994 (c. 19), Schedule 16.

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