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This Order may be cited as the Registered Parties (Non-constituent and Non-affiliated Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2002 and shall come into force on 1st April 2002.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 April 2002: see above.

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In Part I of the Schedule to the Registered Parties (Non-constituent and Non-affiliated Organisations) Order 2000 there is inserted at the appropriate places in alphabetical order each of the following organisations, namely, the Association of Loyal Orange Women of Ireland and the County Grand Lodges of the Loyal Orange Institution of Ireland.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 April 2002: see art 1.

Signature

John Reid

One of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State

Northern Ireland Office

21st February 2002

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Order)

Section 26(1) of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 prohibits the registration of a party unless it has adopted a scheme which sets out the arrangements for regulating its financial affairs for the purposes of that Act. The scheme must, in particular, determine whether the party is to be taken to consist of a central organisation with one or more separate accounting units, as distinct from a single organisation (section 26(2)(b)). “Accounting unit” is defined by section 26(11)(a), by reference to section 26(2)(b), as a constituent or affiliated organisation each of which is to be responsible for its own financial affairs.

Section 26(8) lists organisations which are not to be taken as a constituent or affiliated organisation in relation to a party. Part I of the Schedule to the Registered Parties (Non-constituent and Non-affiliated Organisations) Order 2000 specified organisations for the purposes of section 26(8)(c) (power to specify organisations). Article 2 of this Order adds the two organisations specified in that provision to the list in that Part.