13 Requirement to acknowledge
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13Requirement to acknowledge
(1) A principal local authority's petition scheme must secure the following results where a petition to which section 12 applies is made to the authority—
(a) the authority must send written acknowledgement of the petition to the petition organiser within the specified period;
(b) the acknowledgement must give such information about what the authority has done or proposes to do in response to the petition as the authority considers appropriate.
(2) In subsection (1)(a), “specified period” means the period specified for the purposes of this section in the scheme.
To be appointed
To be appointed: see s 148(1)(a).
This section does not extend to Scotland: see s 147(1).
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