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Scottish Independence Referendum (Franchise) Act 2013



22.Section 12 provides definitions for several phrases used in the Act. These are mainly the same as the meanings these phrases have in the 1983 Act. The section provides that where a provision of the 1983 Act is applied for the purposes of this Act, it is to be interpreted taking into account any modifications that are made in schedule 1 to the Act.

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