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European Parliament (Representation) Act 2003

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  1. Introduction

  2. Summary

  3. Background

    1. Changes in total number of United Kingdom

    2. Gibraltar

  4. Territorial Application: Wales

  5. Commentary on Sections

    1. Part 1: Changes in total number of United Kingdom

      1. Section 1: Electoral regions in the United Kingdom

      2. Section 2: References to changes under Community law

      3. Section 3: Recommendations by Electoral Commission relating to changes in number of United Kingdom

      4. Section 4: Section 3: meaning of "elector"

      5. Section 5: Orders implementing changes in the number of United Kingdom

      6. Section 6: Orders under section 5: supplementary

      7. Section 7 and Schedule: Periodic reviews of distribution of and Schedule 1A to the 2002 Act

      8. Section 8: Consequential amendments

    2. Part 2: Gibraltar

      1. Section 9: Combination of Gibraltar with existing electoral region

      2. Section 10 : Electoral Commission recommendation as to the electoral region to be combined with Gibraltar

      3. Section 11 : Establishment of combined region

      4. Section 12: Power to make consequential provision

      5. Section 13: Sections 11 and 12: supplementary

      6. Section 14: The Gibraltar register

      7. Section 15: Gibraltar franchise for European Parliamentary elections

      8. Section 16: Entitlement to be registered in Gibraltar

      9. Section 17: Regulations supplementing sections 14 to 16

      10. Section 18: Section 17: supplementary

      11. Section 20: Returning officers

      12. Section 21: Disqualification from office of

      13. Section 22: European Parliamentary election regulations

      14. Section 23: Jurisdiction of courts

      15. Section 24: Effect of statutory powers on capacity of Gibraltar legislature

    3. Part 3: Supplementary

      1. Section 25: Financial provisions

      2. Section 26: Functions of Lord Chancellor exercisable concurrently with Secretary of State

  6. Commencement

  7. Parliamentary History

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