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The Representation of the People (Electronic Communications and Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2018

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(a)sections 10A(1)(a), (3) and (6), 13A(1)(a), 16(1)(g), 53(1)(c) and (3) and 201(3) of, and paragraphs 1A, 3A, 4(1), 5, 6 and 8C of Schedule 2 to, the Representation of the People Act 1983(1), including as applied by Schedule 1 to the Elected Authorities (Northern Ireland) Act 1989(2);

(b)sections 2(3) and 3(5)(b) of the Representation of the People Act 1985(3);

(c)sections 8 and 9(6) of the Electronic Communications Act 2000(4);

(d)sections 18(1) and 21(3) of the Recall of MPs Act 2015(5).

(1)

1983 c.2; section 10A was inserted by paragraph 4 of Schedule 1 to the Representation of the People Act 2000 (c.2) (“the 2000 Act”) and subsections (1) and (6) of that section were amended by paragraph 10(2) of Schedule 4 to the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 (c.6) (“the 2013 Act”); section 13A was inserted by paragraph 6 of Schedule 1 to the 2000 Act; section 53 was amended by paragraph 13 of Schedule 4 to the Representation of the People Act 1985 (c.50) and paragraph 13 of Schedule 1 to the 2000 Act; section 199ZA was inserted by S.I. 2010/1837, substituted by S.I. 2015/1376 and is further substituted by S.I. 2016/997; section 201(3) was inserted by paragraph 21 of Schedule 1 to the 2000 Act; paragraph 1A of Schedule 2 was inserted by paragraph 2 of Schedule 2 to the 2013 Act and amended by section 20(2) of the Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014 (c.13); paragraph 3A of Schedule 2 was inserted by paragraph 24 of Schedule 1 to the 2000 Act and amended by paragraph 20(4) of Schedule 4 to the 2013 Act; paragraph 4 of Schedule 2 was amended by section 4(7) of the Representation of the People Act 1985 (c.50); paragraph 5 of Schedule 2 was amended by paragraph 20(6) of Schedule 4 to the 2013 Act; paragraph 6 of Schedule 2 was amended by paragraph 24(6) of Schedule 1 to the 2000 Act; and paragraph 8C of Schedule 2 was inserted by paragraph 3 of Schedule 2 to the 2013 Act and amended by section 20(2) of the Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014 (c.13). See section 202(1) of the Representation of the People Act 1983 (c. 2) for the meaning of “prescribed”.

(2)

1989 c.3; amended by paragraph 3(6) of Schedule 3 to the Representation of the People Act 1983 (c.2) and section 20 of the Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014 (c.13).

(3)

1985 c.50; section 3 was substituted by the Representation of the People Act 2000 (c. 2). See section 202(1) of the Representation of the People Act 1983 (c. 2), read with section 27(2) of the Representation of the People Act 1985 (c.50), for the meaning of “prescribed”.

(4)

2000 c.7; by virtue of section 9(1)(a) the Secretary of State is the “appropriate Minister”.

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