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This Order may be cited as the Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections) (Amendment) Order 2007 and shall come into force on the day after the day on which it is made.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 7 February 2007: see above.

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(1)    The left-hand column of Schedule 1 to the Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections) Order 2001 (application with modifications of statutory provisions relating to elections) is amended as follows.

(2)    For the entries in respect of section 90A (meaning of election expenses) and section 90B (incurring of election expenses for the purpose of section 90A) of the Representation of the People Act 1983, substitute “Section 90ZA (meaning of “election expenses”)”.

(3)    After the entry in respect of Schedule 3 to the Representation of the People Act 1983 insert “SCHEDULE 4A (ELECTION EXPENSES)”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 7 February 2007: see art 1.

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Signature

David Hanson

Minister of State

Northern Ireland Office

6th February 2007

EXPLANATORY NOTE

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

This Order amends the Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections) Order 2001 (SI 2001/2599) (“2001 Order”) which applies provisions of the Representation of the People Act 1983 (c 2) to elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly with the general modifications in article 3(3) and the specific modifications in Schedule 1 to the Order. This Order amends the 2001 Order to apply the provisions of the Representation of the People Act 1983 relating to election expenses which were inserted by the Electoral Administration Act 2006 (c 22) to elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly.

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