Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill - continued        House of Lords
PART IV, CONTROL OF DONATIONS TO REGISTERED PARTIES AND THEIR MEMBERS ETC. - continued

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Extension of reporting requirements
Weekly donation reports in connection with elections other than general elections.     62. - (1) The Secretary of State may, after consulting the Commission, by order make provision for-
 
 
    (a) sections 58 and 59, together with section 57(3) to (12) and Schedule 5,
 
    (b) sections 60 and 61, and
 
    (c) section 137 so far as applying in relation to section 60(1) or (2),
  to apply in relation to the specified election period in the case of one or more relevant elections with such modifications as are specified in the order.
 
      (2) In this section-
 
 
    (a) "specified election period", in relation to a relevant election, means such period ending with the date of the poll for the election as may be specified in an order under subsection (1);
 
    (b) "relevant election" means-
 
      (i) an election to the European Parliament;
 
      (ii) an election to the Scottish Parliament;
 
      (iii) an election to the National Assembly for Wales; or
 
      (iv) an election to the Northern Ireland Assembly.
 
Reports to be made by donors
Reporting of multiple small donations.     63. - (1) This section applies where a person ("the donor") has during the course of a calendar year made small donations to a registered party whose aggregate value is not less than £5,000.
 
      (2) The donor must make a report to the Commission in respect of the donations which gives the following details-
 
 
    (a) the aggregate value of the donations and the year in which they were made;
 
    (b) the name of the registered party to whom they were made; and
 
    (c) the full name and address of the donor (if an individual) and (in any other case) such details in respect of the donor as are required by virtue of paragraph 2(4) to (8) of Schedule 5 to be given in respect of the donor of a recordable donation.
      (3) The report must be delivered to the Commission by 31st January in the year following that in which the donations were made.
 
      (4) The report must, when delivered to the Commission, be accompanied by a declaration by the donor stating-
 
 
    (a) that small donations whose aggregate value was that specified in the report were made by him to the specified registered party during the specified year, and
 
    (b) that no other small donations were made by him to that party during that year.
      (5) A person commits an offence if-
 
 
    (a) he delivers a report under this section which does not comply with subsection (2); or
 
    (b) he fails to deliver such a report in accordance with subsection (3) or such a report, when delivered by him, is not accompanied by a declaration under subsection (4); or
 
    (c) he knowingly or recklessly makes a false declaration under that subsection.
      (6) In this section-
 
 
    (a) "small donation" means a donation whose value is less than £200; and
 
    (b) "specified" means specified in the report in question.
 
Register of donations
Register of recordable donations.     64. - (1) The Commission shall maintain a register of all donations reported to them under this Chapter.
 
      (2) The register shall be maintained by the Commission in such form as they may determine and shall contain the following details in the case of each such donation-
 
 
    (a) the amount or value of the donation;
 
    (b) (subject to subsection (4)) such other details as have been given in relation to the donation in pursuance of paragraph 2, 5 or 6(a) or (c) of Schedule 5; and
 
    (c) the relevant date for the donation within the meaning of paragraph 4 of that Schedule, and (in the case of a donation falling within sub-paragraph (2) of that paragraph) the details given in pursuance of that sub-paragraph.
      (3) In the case of any donations reported to them under section 63, the register shall (subject to subsection (4)) contain the details given in pursuance of subsection (2) of that section.
 
      (4) The details required by virtue of subsection (2)(b) or (3) do not include, in the case of any donation by an individual, the donor's address.
 
      (5) Where any donation or donations is or are reported to the Commission under this Chapter, they shall cause the details mentioned in subsection (2) or (3) to be entered in the register in respect of the donation or donations as soon as is reasonably practicable.
 
 
Power to make special provision
Special provision for Northern Ireland parties.     65. - (1) The Secretary of State may by order make provision-
 
 
    (a) for extending-
 
      (i) in relation to each Northern Ireland party, and
 
      (ii) for such period as is specified,
 
    the categories of permissible donors specified in section 49(2);
 
    (b) for exempting-
 
      (i) from any specified provisions of this Part, and
 
      (ii) for such period as is specified,
 
    any specified information relating to donations made to a Northern Ireland party.
      (2) In this section "Northern Ireland party" means-
 
 
    (a) a registered party of which one or more members are members of the Northern Ireland Assembly; or
 
    (b) a registered party of which one or more members are Members of the House of Commons elected for constituencies in Northern Ireland.
      (3) In this section "specified" means specified in an order under subsection (1).
 
 
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