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Article 10

SCHEDULE 2CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS

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PART 1Primary legislation

Representation of the People Act 1983 (c. 2)

1.  For section 199ZA of the Representation of the People Act 1983(1) substitute—

199ZA.    Functions of the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

See the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Order 2015, by virtue of which functions of the Secretary of State under this Act are exercisable concurrently with the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

Representation of the People Act 1985 (c. 50)

2.  In section 27 of the Representation of the People Act 1985 (interpretation)(2), for subsection (2ZA) substitute—

(2ZA) See the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Order 2015, by virtue of which functions of the Secretary of State under this Act are exercisable concurrently with the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986 (c. 56)

3.  For section 6B of the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986(3) substitute—

6B.    Functions of the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

See the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Order 2015, by virtue of which functions of the Secretary of State under this Act are exercisable concurrently with the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (c. 8)

4.  In paragraph 16(1) and (5) of Schedule 4B to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (regulations about referendums relating to neighbourhood development orders)(4), for “Lord President of the Council” substitute “Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster”.

Local Government Finance Act 1992 (c. 14)

5.—(1) The Local Government Finance Act 1992 is amended as follows.

(2) In the following provisions, for “Lord President of the Council” substitute “Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster”—

(a)section 52ZQ(1), (2) and (6) (regulations about referendums relating to council tax increases)(5);

(b)section 113(1), (2) and (3) (orders and regulations)(6).

Greater London Authority Act 1999 (c. 29)

6.  In section 17A(3) and (6) of the Greater London Authority Act 1999 (free delivery of election addresses)(7), for “Lord President of the Council” substitute “Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster”.

Representation of the People Act 2000 (c. 2)

7.  For section 16A of the Representation of the People Act 2000(8) substitute—

16A.    Functions of the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

See the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Order 2015, by virtue of which functions of the Secretary of State under this Act are exercisable concurrently with the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

Local Government Act 2000 (c. 22)

8.—(1) The Local Government Act 2000 is amended as follows.

(2) In the following provisions, for “Lord President of the Council” in each place substitute “Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster”—

(a)section 9HE(1), (4) and (5) (regulations about elections for elected mayors);

(b)section 9MG(2), (3) and (6) (regulations about referendums relating to local authority governance arrangements)(9).

(3) In section 44(1), (3A) and (3B) (power to make provision about elections)(10), after “Secretary of State” in each place insert “or the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster”.

(4) Omit section 48A (functions of the Lord President of the Council)(11).

(5) In section 105(2A) (orders and regulations)(12)—

(a)for “or 9MG” substitute “, 9MG or 44”, and

(b)for “Lord President of the Council” substitute “Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster”.

Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (c. 41)

9.—(1) The Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 is amended as follows.

(2) In the following provisions, for “Lord President of the Council” substitute “Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster”—

(a)section 2(2)(b) (Speaker’s Committee)(13);

(b)section 159A (functions of the Lord President), including in the heading(14);

(c)paragraph 2(1)(c) of Schedule 2 (Speaker’s Committee)(15).

European Parliamentary Elections Act 2002 (c. 24)

10.  For section 16B of the European Parliamentary Elections Act 2002(16) substitute—

16B.    Functions of the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

See the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Order 2015, by virtue of which functions of the Secretary of State under this Act are exercisable concurrently with the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

European Parliament (Representation) Act 2003 (c. 7)

11.  For section 26A of the European Parliament (Representation) Act 2003(17) substitute—

26A.    Functions of the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

See the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Order 2015, by virtue of which functions of the Secretary of State under this Act are exercisable concurrently with the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

Electoral Administration Act 2006 (c. 22)

12.  For section 74A of the Electoral Administration Act 2006(18) substitute—

74A.    Functions of the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

See the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Order 2015, by virtue of which functions of the Secretary of State under this Act are exercisable concurrently with the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

Political Parties and Elections Act 2009 (c. 12)

13.  For section 38A of the Political Parties and Elections Act 2009(19) substitute—

38A.    Functions of the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

See the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Order 2015, by virtue of which functions of the Secretary of State under this Act are exercisable concurrently with the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011 (c. 1)

14.—(1) The Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011 is amended as follows.

(2) In the following provisions, for “Lord President of the Council” substitute “Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster”—

(a)section 13(8) (National Assembly for Wales);

(b)section 14(4) (review of reduction in number of constituencies).

Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 (c. 13)

15.—(1) The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 is amended as follows.

(2) In section 54(1)(b) and (2) (powers to designate and confer functions on returning officers), after “Secretary of State” insert “or the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster”.

(3) The amendments made by sub-paragraph (2) have effect in relation to an election of a police and crime commissioner the date of the poll for which is on or after 1 May 2016.

(4) In the following provisions, for “Lord President of the Council” substitute “Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster”—

(a)section 58(1) and (5A) (orders about the election of police and crime commissioners)(20);

(b)section 154(1) and (5) (orders and regulations)(21).

Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 (c. 6)

16.  In section 25(1) of the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 (meaning of “the Minister” etc), for “Lord President of the Council” substitute “Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster”.

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 (c. 4)

17.—(1) The Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 is amended as follows.

(2) In the following provisions, for “Lord President of the Council” substitute “Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster”—

(a)the definition of “the Minister” in section 25(1) (interpretation);

(b)section 33(13) (reporting of donations to recognised third parties).

Wales Act 2014 (c. 29)

18.—(1) The Wales Act 2014 is amended as follows.

(2) In the following provisions, for “Lord President of the Council” substitute “Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster”—

(a)section 13(4)(a) (Assembly proposal for referendum on income tax provisions);

(b)the definition of “the Minister” in paragraph 15(1) of Schedule 1 (referendum on income tax provisions).

Recall of MPs Act 2015 (c. 25)

19.  In section 22(1) of the Recall of MPs Act 2015 (interpretation), in the definition of “the Minister”, for “Lord President of the Council” substitute “Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster”.

PART 2Secondary legislation

Representation of the People (England and Wales) Regulations 2001 (S.I. 2001/341)

20.—(1) The Representation of the People (England and Wales) Regulations 2001(22) are amended as follows.

(2) In the following provisions, for “Lord President of the Council” substitute “Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster”—

(a)the definition of “digital service” in regulation 3(1) (interpretation)(23);

(b)regulation 26(6), (9) and (11) (applications for registration)(24);

(c)regulation 26A(3) (application for alteration of register)(25);

(d)regulation 29ZA(1), (2) and (4) to (6) (verification of information provided in application)(26);

(e)regulation 29ZB(7) (processing of information provided in connection with application)(27);

(f)regulation 29(2BE)(b) (procedure for determining applications for registration and objections without a hearing)(28);

(g)regulation 32ZA(2)(b) (annual canvass)(29);

(h)regulation 32ZC(1)(b) (invitations to apply for registration)(30).

(3) In the following provisions, for “Lord President” in each place substitute “Chancellor of the Duchy”—

(a)regulation 29ZA(1);

(b)regulation 29ZB(8).

Representation of the People (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (S.I. 2001/497)

21.—(1) The Representation of the People (Scotland) Regulations 2001(31) are amended as follows.

(2) In the following provisions, for “Lord President of the Council” substitute “Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster”—

(a)the definition of “digital service” in regulation 3(1) (interpretation)(32);

(b)regulation 26(6), (9) and (11) (applications for registration)(33);

(c)regulation 26A(3) (application for alteration of register)(34);

(d)regulation 29ZA(1), (2) and (4) to (6) (verification of information provided in application)(35);

(e)regulation 29ZB(7) (processing of information provided in connection with application)(36);

(f)regulation 29(2AE)(b) (procedure for determining applications for registration and objections without a hearing)(37);

(g)regulation 32ZA(2)(b) (annual canvass)(38);

(h)regulation 32ZC(1)(b) (invitations to apply for registration)(39).

(3) In the following provisions, for “Lord President” substitute “Chancellor of the Duchy”—

(a)regulation 29ZA(1);

(b)regulation 29ZB(8).

European Parliamentary Elections (Franchise of Relevant Citizens of the Union) Regulations 2001 (S.I. 2001/1184)

22.  In regulation 8(1) and (3) of the European Parliamentary Elections (Franchise of Relevant Citizens of the Union) Regulations 2001 (copies of certain applications etc to be sent to the Secretary of State)(40), for “Lord President of the Council” substitute “Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster”.

Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 (Transitional Provisions) Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/3197)

23.  In article 17(3) of the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 (Transitional Provisions) Order 2013 (invitations to register), for “Lord President” substitute “Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster”.

Electoral Registration Pilot Scheme Order 2014 (S.I. 2014/3178)

24.  In article 6 of the Electoral Registration Pilot Scheme Order 2014 (duty to disclose results of comparison etc), for “Lord President” substitute “Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster”.

(1)

Section 199ZA was inserted by S.I. 2010/1837, Sch. Back [1]

(2)

Subsection (2ZA) was inserted by S.I. 2010/1837, Sch. Section 27 is applied with modifications by S.I. 2001/2599, art. 3 and Sch. 1.

(3)

Section 6B was inserted by S.I. 2010/1837, Sch.

(4)

Schedule 4B was inserted by Schedule 10 to the Localism Act 2011 (c. 20). It is applied with modifications by sections 38A(3) and 38C(5) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (c. 5) and paragraph 7 of Schedule 4C to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as inserted by Schedules 9 and 11 to the Localism Act 2011. Paragraph 16(1) and (5) of Schedule 4B were amended by S.I. 2013/2597, Sch.

(5)

Section 52ZQ was inserted by Schedule 5 to the Localism Act 2011 and amended by S.I. 2013/2597, Sch.

(6)

Section 113 was amended by paragraph 52 of Schedule 7 to the Local Government Act 2003 (c. 26), section 80(4) and (5) of, and paragraph 32 of Schedule 6 to, the Localism Act 2011, and S.I. 2013/2597, Sch. Other amendments have been made to section 113 which are not relevant to this Order.

(7)

Section 17A was inserted by section 14 of the Representation of the People Act 2000 (c. 2). Section 17A(3) was amended by S.I. 2001/648, Sch. 1 and Schedule 12 to the Postal Services Act 2011 (c. 5). Section 17A(3) and (6) were both amended by S.I. 2010/1837, Sch.

(8)

Section 16A was inserted by S.I. 2010/1837, Sch.

(9)

Sections 9HE and 9MG were inserted by Schedule 2 to the Localism Act 2011 and were amended by S.I. 2013/2597, Sch.

(10)

Subsections (3A) and (3B) were inserted by Schedule 21 to the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000.

(11)

Section 48A was inserted by S.I. 2010/1837, Sch. and amended by Schedule 3 to the Localism Act 2011.

(12)

Subsection (2A) was inserted by S.I. 2013/2597, Sch.

(13)

Section 2(2)(b) was substituted by S.I. 2002/2626, Sch. 2 and amended by S.I. 2010/1837, Sch.

(14)

Section 159A was inserted by S.I. 2002/2626, Sch. 2 and amended by S.I. 2008/1319, art. 4 and S.I. 2010/1837, Sch.

(15)

Paragraph 2(1)(c) was amended by S.I. 2010/1837, Sch.

(16)

Section 16B was inserted by S.I. 2010/1837, Sch.

(17)

Section 26A was inserted by S.I. 2010/1837, Sch.

(18)

Section 74A was inserted by S.I. 2010/1837, Sch.

(19)

Section 38A was inserted by S.I. 2010/1837, Sch.

(20)

Section 58(1) and (5A) were amended by S.I. 2014/268, art. 4.

(21)

Section 154(1) and (5) were amended by S.I. 2014/268, art. 4.

(22)

Provisions of the regulations are applied with modifications by S.I. 2003/1557, S.I. 2007/1024, S.I. 2008/1848, S.I. 2002/323, S.I. 2012/444 and S.I. 2012/2031.

(23)

The definition of “digital service” was inserted by S.I. 2013/3198, reg. 3.

(24)

Regulation 26 was substituted by S.I. 2013/3198, reg. 10.

(25)

Regulation 26A was inserted by S.I. 2013/3198, reg. 11.

(26)

Regulation 29ZA was inserted by S.I. 2013/3198, reg. 14 and paragraph (1) was amended by S.I. 2015/467, reg. 4.

(27)

Regulation 29ZB was inserted by S.I. 2013/3198, reg. 14.

(28)

Paragraph (2BE) was inserted by S.I. 2013/3198, reg. 15.

(29)

Regulation 32ZA was inserted by S.I. 2013/3198, reg. 22.

(30)

Regulation 32ZC was inserted by S.I. 2013/3198, reg. 22.

(31)

Provisions of the regulations are applied with modifications by S.I. 2003/1557.

(32)

The definition of “digital service” was inserted by S.I. 2013/3206, reg. 3.

(33)

Regulation 26 was substituted by S.I. 2013/3206, reg. 10.

(34)

Regulation 26A was inserted by S.I. 2013/3206, reg. 11.

(35)

Regulation 29ZA was inserted by S.I. 2013/3206, reg. 14 and paragraph (1) was amended by S.I. 2015/450, reg. 4.

(36)

Regulation 29ZB was inserted by S.I. 2013/3206, reg. 14.

(37)

Paragraph (2AE) was inserted by S.I. 2013/3206, reg. 15.

(38)

Regulation 32ZA was inserted by S.I. 2013/3206, reg. 22.

(39)

Regulation 32ZC was inserted by S.I. 2013/3206, reg. 22.

(40)

Regulation 8(1) was amended by S.I. 2003/1557, reg. 5, S.I. 2009/726, reg. 2, S.I. 2013/2876, reg. 4 and S.I. 2014/1803, reg. 6. Regulation 8(1) is applied with modifications by S.I. 2003/1557, reg. 6 and Sch. 1. Regulation 8(3) was amended by S.I. 2003/1557, reg. 5, S.I. 2009/726, reg. 2 and S.I. 2013/2876, reg. 4.

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