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243 Computation of time and timing of elections, etc.E+W

(1)Where the day or the last day on which anything is required or permitted to be done by or by virtue of any provision to which this subsection applies is a Sunday, day of the Christmas break, of the Easter break or of a bank holiday break or a day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning, the requirement or permission shall be deemed to relate to the first day thereafter which is not one of the days specified above.

(2)Subsection (1) above applies to any provision of this Act or of an instrument under this Act, except a provision in Part IX or X or a provision of [F1rules under F2. . . paragraph 18 or] [F1regulations under paragraph 18 or rules under paragraph 34] 34 of Schedule 12 to this Act [F3and applies also to sections F4. . ., 31 and 32 of the Local Government Act 1985].

(3)[F5Where under subsection (4) below] the day of a poll consequent on a parish or community meeting is postponed, the day to which it is postponed shall be treated for the purposes of this Act as the day F6. . . of the poll, F6. . ..

(4)In computing any period of time for the purpose of any [F7regulations or] rules mentioned in subsection (2) above or for the purposes of F8. . . 89(1) above any day specified in subsection (1) above shall be disregarded, but where between the giving of a notice F9. . . of the poll and the completion of the poll a day is declared to be a bank holiday or day of public thanksgiving or mourning, the foregoing provision, so far as it relates to any such [F7regulations or] rules, shall not operate to invalidate any act which would have been valid apart from that provision.

(5)Subsection (4) above, so far as it relates to any such [F10regulations or] rules shall have effect subject to the provisions of those [F10regulations or] rules.

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F1Words in s. 243(2) substituted (4.4.2014 for specified purposes) by Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 (c. 2), ss. 42(4)(a), 49(1); S.I. 2014/900, art. 2(g)

F4In s. 243(2) the reference to section 19 repealed by Education Reform Act 1988 (c. 40, SIF 41:1), ss. 231(7), 235(6), 237(2), Sch. 13 Pt. I

F7Words in s. 243(4) inserted (4.4.2014 for specified purposes) by Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 (c. 2), ss. 42(4)(b), 49(1); S.I. 2014/900, art. 2(g)

F9Words in s. 243(4) repealed (8.11.1995) by 1995 c. 44, s. 1(1), Sch. 1 Pt. VI

F10Words in s. 243(5) inserted (4.4.2014 for specified purposes) by Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 (c. 2), ss. 42(4)(c), 49(1); S.I. 2014/900, art. 2(g)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1S. 243(1) modified by Representation of the People Act 1985 (c. 50, SIF 42), ss. 19(6)(b), 29

S. 243(1) applied (1.5.2000 for specified purposes otherwise 3.7.2000) by 1999 c. 29, s. 328, Sch. 28 para. 8(2)(3) (with Sch. 12 para. 9(1)); S.I. 2000/1094, arts. 3(a)(b), 4(a)(g)

C2S. 243(4) modified by Representation of the People Act 1985 (c. 50, SIF 42), ss. 19(6)(b), 29

S. 243(4) applied (14.12.1999) by 1999 c. 29, ss. 10(7), 16(8) (with Sch. 12 para. 9(1)); S.I. 1999/3376, art. 2

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