Local Elections (Disclosure of Donations and Expenditure) Act, 1999

Inspection of documents.

19.—(1) A local authority shall retain for a period ending at least 3 years from the latest date for furnishing statements referred to in section 13

(a) every statement and declaration furnished to it pursuant to section 13 ,

(b) a copy of any court order made pursuant to section 15 or 16 which relates to the local authority, and

(c) a copy of any notice published pursuant to subsection (2).

(2) A local authority shall, within 14 days after the latest date for receipt of the statements referred to in section 13 , publish a notice in a newspaper circulating in its functional area of—

(a) the time and place at which the statements can be inspected, and

(b) the names of unsuccessful candidates, elected members, designated persons, national agents and persons who are referred to in section 6 (7) who have not furnished statements in accordance with section 13 .

(3) A local authority shall permit any person to inspect any documents to which this section relates, free of charge, and to take a copy thereof or an extract therefrom on payment of a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of copying, at such times and subject to such conditions as the authority considers appropriate.