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Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Amendments to the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill to be moved in Committee in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 2
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Page 2, line 17, at end insert (", at least four of whom must not be members of the governing party or parties") 
     The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 2 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Clause 3
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Page 2, line 36, leave out ("the House of Commons") and insert ("both Houses of Parliament") 
     Page 3, line 11, at end insert--
 
    ("(7)  At least four members of the Commission (one of whom shall be the chairman of the Commission appointed under section 1(5)) shall be drawn from the following categories--
    (a)  judges or retired judges of the High Court of England and Wales;
    (b)  judges or retired judges of the Court of Session of Scotland;
    (c)  judges or retired judges of the High Court of Northern Ireland;
    (d)  Lords Justices of Appeal in England and Wales;
    (e)  Lords of Appeals in Ordinary;
    (f)  the Comptroller and Auditor General;
    (g)  the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards;
    (h)  the Chairman of the Committee for Standards in Public Life.")
 
  
Clause 11
 
  
BY THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
     Page 7, line 40, at end insert--
    ("(c)  a registered political party is "represented" if there are at least two Members of the European Parliament belonging to the party who--
          (i) are Members for a United Kingdom electoral region, and
          (ii) are not disqualified from sitting or voting in that Parliament,
    (d)  a registered political party is "represented" if there are at least two Members of the Scottish Parliament belonging to the party who are not disqualified from sitting or voting in that Parliament and that party also stands candidates in elections to the House of Commons,
    (e)  a registered political party is "represented" if there are at least two Members of the Welsh Assembly belonging to the party who are not disqualified from sitting or voting in that Assembly and that party also stands candidates in elections to the House of Commons, and
    (f)  a registered political party is "represented" if there are at least two Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly belonging to the party who are not disqualified from sitting or voting in that Assembly and that party also stands candidates in elections to the House of Commons.")
 
  
Clause 12
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Page 8, line 30, leave out ("and any pending such systems") 
     Page 8, line 34, leave out ("and any pending such systems") 
     Page 8, line 35, leave out paragraph (c) 
     Page 8, line 36, leave out subsection (2) 
     Page 9, line 1, leave out paragraph (b) 
  
Clause 13
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Page 9, line 20, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Only the following persons may serve as chairman of a Boundary Committee--
    (a)  in the case of each of the Boundary Committee for England and the Boundary Committee for Wales, an Electoral Commissioner described by section 3(7)(a), (d), (e), (f), (g) or (h);
    (b)  in the case of the Boundary Committee for Scotland, an Electoral Commissioner described by section 3(7)(b) or (e);
    (c)  in the case of the Boundary Committee for Northern Ireland, an Electoral Commissioner described by section 3(7)(c), (e), (f), (g) or (h).")
 
  
Clause 20
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Page 12, line 15, at end insert ("or
    (c)  the description of the candidate given in his nomination paper includes the word "Independent" and no more than five other words which do not contravene the restrictions laid down in section 25(2)(a), (c), (d), (e) and (f).")
 
  
Clause 22
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Page 13, line 32, leave out ("for the financial affairs of the party and") 
  
Clause 23
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Page 15, line 15, at end insert (", with the exception of any organisation that--
          (i)  has paid an affiliation fee to a registered party, or
          (ii)  has a direct input into policy formation within a registered party, or
          (iii)  has a direct input into the selection of candidates for political office within a registered party")
 
     Page 15, line 19, at end insert (", with the exception of any organisation that--
          (i)  has paid an affiliation fee to a registered party, or
          (ii)  has a direct input into policy formation within a registered party, or
          (iii)  has a direct input into the selection of candidates for political office within a registered party")
 
     Page 15, line 20, leave out paragraph (c) 
  
Clause 25
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Page 16, line 21, at end insert (", save that the registration of a party by the Electoral Commission shall not unreasonably be withheld, and if it is withheld, an explanation in writing shall be given to the party applying for registration.") 
  
Clause 26
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Page 16, line 30, leave out ("three") and insert ("six") 
  
Clause 27
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Page 17, line 12, leave out ("three") and insert ("six") 
  
Clause 32
 
  
BY THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
     Page 20, line 8, leave out ("initially") 
     Page 20, line 23, at end insert ("in the first year following Royal Assent to this Act, and
    (b)  £100,000 in subsequent years")
 
  
Clause 37
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Page 22, line 18, leave out paragraph (b) 
  
Clause 39
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Page 23, line 38, leave out from ("remuneration,") to third ("the") in line 39 and insert ("shall be covered by") 
  
Clause 46
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Page 27, line 35, leave out paragraph (f) 
  
Clause 47
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Page 28, line 33, at end insert--
    ("(h)  any payment made by an individual or organisation in respect of, or any facilities or services provided in pursuance of, education activity by the party for the benefits of its members.")
 
  
Clause 48
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Page 29, line 8, leave out subsection (4) 
  
Clause 49
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Page 29, line 32, at end insert ("or eligible to be registered in an electoral register") 
     Page 29, line 36, leave out sub-paragraph (ii) 
     Page 30, line 5, at end insert ("; and
    (g)  a citizen of the Republic of Ireland resident in the Republic of Ireland subject to compliance with that Republic's Electoral Act 1997.")
 
  
BY THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
     Page 30, line 5, at end insert ("; and
    (g)  a political party from within the European Union which is properly registered as a political party under the regulations of a European Union State.")
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Page 30, line 8, at end insert ("or who at his death was ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom and had within the previous five years been registered in an electoral register") 
     Page 30, line 9, leave out subsections (4) to (7) 
     Page 30, line 15, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
     Page 30, line 31, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
  
Clause 50
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Page 31, line 28, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Any donation received by a registered party from a trustee of any property (in his capacity as such) held in a blind trust shall be regarded as a donation received by the party from a person who is not a permissible donor.")
 
  
Clause 52
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Page 32, line 43, leave out ("paid by them into the Consolidated Fund") and insert ("distributed, in proportion to the number of Members of the House of Commons each registered party has, among those parties to which two or more Members of the House of Commons belong.") 
 
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