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Section 16

Schedule Minor and consequential amendments

Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986

1The 1986 Act is amended as follows.

25Omit section 6C (references to the Secretary of State mean the Secretary of
State or the Minister for the Cabinet Office).

3(1)Schedule 1 (the Boundary Commissions) is amended as follows.

(2)In each of the following provisions, after “Secretary of State” insert “or the
Minister for the Cabinet Office”—

(a)10paragraph 2 (appointment of members),

(b)paragraph 4A (remuneration of members),

(c)paragraph 6(1) and (2) (appointment and remuneration etc. of
assistant Commissioners), and

(d)paragraph 7 (appointment of other officers).

4(1)15Schedule 2 (rules for distribution of seats) is amended as follows.

(2)In rule 2(3) (definition of “United Kingdom electoral quota”), for “596”
substitute “645”.

(3)In rule 5(2A) (table of the English regions which is inserted by paragraph
1(3) of Schedule 2 to the European Parliamentary Elections Etc. (Repeal,
20Revocation, Amendment and Saving Provisions) (United Kingdom and
Gibraltar) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 (S.I. 2018/1310)), in column (2) of the
Table, in the list of areas comprising the North West region, below “County
of Blackburn with Darwen” insert “County of Blackpool”.

(4)If this Act is passed on a day which is before the day on which paragraph
251(3) of Schedule 2 to those Regulations comes into force, sub-paragraph (3)
comes into force immediately after that provision of those Regulations
comes into force (instead of on the day on which this Act is passed).

5(1)Schedule 2A (public hearings about Boundary Commission proposals) is
amended as follows.

(2)30In paragraph 6(b) (public hearing to begin with explanation of how written
representations may be made), after “(4)(b)” insert “, (4B)(b)”.

(3)In paragraph 9 (interpretation), in the definition of “public hearing”, for
“section 5(1)(b)” substitute “section 5(4)(c)”.

Boundary Commissions Act 1992

635The Boundary Commissions Act 1992 is amended as follows.

7Omit the following provisions (which are spent)—

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(a)section 2(1) (application of section 2 to reports of the Boundary
Commission under section 3(1) of the 1986 Act), and

(b)section 2(2) (requirement for Boundary Commissions to submit a
report under section 3(1) of the 1986 Act no later than 31 December
51994).

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011

8The Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011 is amended
as follows.

9Omit the following provisions (which make amendments or other provision
10which are superseded by provision made by this Act or are spent)—

(a)section 10(3), (6) and (8) (amendments to sections 3 and 4 of the 1986
Act),

(b)section 10(11) (modification of the Lord President of the Council
Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/1837)),

(c)15section 11(2) (transitional provision relating to the Boundary
Commission reports of 2018), and

(d)section 13(3) to (8) (transitional provision relating to ongoing or
unimplemented reports of the Boundary Commission for Wales in
2011).

20Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013

10The Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 is amended as
follows.

11Omit section 6 (which makes amendments to section 3 of the 1986 Act and
sections 11 and 14 of the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies
25Act 2011 which are superseded by provision made by this Act).