The Representation of the People (Form of Canvass) (England and Wales) Regulations 2003

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2003/1899

2003 No. 1899

REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE

The Representation of the People (Form of Canvass) (England and Wales) Regulations 2003

Made 16th July 2003

Coming into force 30th July 2003

Whereas a draft of these Regulations has been laid before and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament;

And whereas the Lord Chancellor has consulted the Electoral Commission about these Regulations in accordance with section 7(1) and (2) of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 20001;

Now, therefore, the Lord Chancellor in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 10(4), 53 and 201(1) and (3) of, and paragraph 10(2) of Schedule 2 to, the Representation of the People Act 19832, and now vested in him3, having regard to the definition of “prescribed” in section 202(1) of that Act, hereby makes the following Regulations:

S-1 Citation, commencement, interpretation and extent

Citation, commencement, interpretation and extent

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Representation of the People (Form of Canvass) (England and Wales) Regulations 2003 and shall come into force on the expiry of 14 days beginning with the day on which they are made.

(2) In these Regulations, “the 2001 Regulations” means the Representation of the People (England and Wales) Regulations 20014.

(3) These Regulations do not extend to Scotland or Northern Ireland.

S-2 Revocation

Revocation

2. Regulation 4 of and Schedule 1 to the Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 20025are hereby revoked.

S-3 Prescribed forms

Prescribed forms

3. The form set out in Part I of the Schedule to these Regulations is hereby prescribed for use for the purposes of the canvass which is required to be conducted by section 10 of the Representation of the People Act 1983.

S-4 Amendment of provision about applications

Amendment of provision about applications

4. In regulation 26(6) of the 2001 Regulations (applications for registration)6for “the Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2002” substitute “the Representation of the People (Form of Canvass) (England and Wales) Regulations 2003”.

Christopher Leslie

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Department for Constitutional Affairs

16th July 2003

SCHEDULE

FORM OF CANVASS AND FORM OF WORDS ABOUT THE TWO VERSIONS OF THE REGISTER

1 Form prescribed for the purposes of section 10(4) of the 1983 Act (as substituted by...

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