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Statutory Instrument 1994 No. 1379

The European Parliamentary Elections (Returning Officers' Charges) Order 1994

(The document as of February, 2008. Arhiv.Online Library)

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STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS

1994 No. 1379

REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE

The European Parliamentary Elections (Returning Officers' Charges) Order 1994

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Made18th May 1994
Coming into force1st June 1994

    In exercise of the powers conferred upon me by section 29(3) of the Representation of the People Act 1983[1], as applied by regulation 5(1) of and Schedule 1 to the European Parliamentary Elections Regulations 1986[2], I hereby make the following Order with the consent of the Treasury:
        1.—(1)  This Order may be cited as the European Parliamentary Elections (Returning Officers' Charges) Order 1994 and shall come into force on 1st June 1994.

        (2)  This Order shall not extend to Northern Ireland.
        2.—(1)  For the purposes of paragraph (a) of section 29(3) of the Representation of the People Act 1983, as applied by regulation 5(1) of and Schedule 1 to the European Parliamentary Elections Regulations 1986 (which, as so applied, provides that a returning officer is entitled to recover his charges in respect of services properly rendered or expenses properly incurred for or in connection with a European Parliamentary election if the services or expenses are of a kind specified in an order made under that provision and the charges are reasonable)—
       (a) services of a kind described in paragraphs 1(1), 2(1) and 3(1) of Part A of the Schedule to this Order (hereafter referred to as "services specified in Part A of the Schedule"), and
       (b) expenses of a kind described in paragraphs 1(1), 2(1), 3(1) and 4(1) of Part B of the Schedule to this Order (hereafter referred to as "expenses specified in Part B of the Schedule") and expenses of a kind described in Part C of the Schedule to this Order, are hereby specified.

        (2)  The maximum recoverable amounts at a contested election in respect of the services specified in Part A of the Schedule or the expenses specified in Part B of the Schedule are hereby specified as the amounts set out in the right-hand column of those Parts in respect of each entry set out opposite thereto in the left-hand column of those Parts.

        (3)  The maximum recoverable amounts at an uncontested election are hereby specified as—
       (a) £2,757.60 in respect of the services specified in Part A of the Schedule to this Order, and
       (b) £1,025.00 in respect of the expenses specified in Part B of the said Schedule.

        (4)  In the Schedule to this Order—
       (a) "election" means a European Parliamentary election;
       (b) any reference to the register of electors is to the register of electors used at the election at which the services were rendered or expenses incurred and to that register as first published;
       (c) "returning officer" means the returning officer for a European Parliamentary election in a European Parliamentary constituency; and
       (d) "the 1986 Regulations" means the European Parliamentary Elections Regulations 1986.


Home Office

Michael Howard

One of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State

15th May 1994
We consent to this Order

Irvine Patnick

Andrew Mackay

Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury

18th May 1994





Notes:

[1] 1983 c. 2; section 29 has been amended by section 1 of the Representation of the People Act 1991 (c. 11), and by the Transfer of Functions (Returning Officers' Charges) Order 1991 (S.I. 1991/1728); the functions formerly conferred on the Treasury have been transferred to the Secretary of State by that Order.

[2] S.I. 1986/2209; the title of these Regulations was amended by section 3(1)(b) and (2)(b) of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1986 (c. 58) on the coming into force of the Single European Act (Cmnd. 9758) on 1st July 1987. The amendments to section 29 of the Representation of the People Act 1983 referred to in the previous footnote were applied for the purposes of European Parliamentary elections by regulation 2 of the European Parliamentary Elections (Amendment) Regulations 1992 (S.I. 1992/723). There have been other amendments to S.I. 1986/2209 which are not relevant to this Order.

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