Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill - continued        House of Lords
Returns - continued

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Public inspection of returns under section 78.     82. - (1) Where the Commission receive any return under section 78, they shall-
    (a) as soon as reasonably practicable after receiving the return, make a copy of the return, and of any documents accompanying it, available for public inspection; and
    (b) keep any such copy available for public inspection for the period for which the return or other document is kept by them.
      (2) At the end of the period of two years beginning with the date when any return or other document mentioned in subsection (1) is received by the Commission-
    (a) they may cause the return or other document to be destroyed; but
    (b) if requested to do so by the treasurer of the party concerned, they shall arrange for the return or other document to be returned to the treasurer.
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