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Amendments to the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill

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 49
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Page 29, line 38, leave out paragraph (c) 
  
Clause 50
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Page 31, line 25, after ("made") insert ("after the coming into force of this section") 
     Page 31, line 26, at end insert ("or
    (c)  in pursuance of a bequest made before the coming into force of this section,")
 
     Page 31, line 28, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Notwithstanding subsection (5), a donation received by a registered party from a trustee (acting in his capacity as such) of a trust established before the coming into force of that subsection shall be regarded as a donation received by the party from a person who is a permissible donor, where the identity of those who established the trust or donated money or property to the trust can be established.")
 
  
Clause 97
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Page 62, line 38, at end insert (", or
          (ii)  a referendum held in pursuance of section (Referendum following petition)")
 
  
After Clause 97
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  A referendum shall be held upon the receipt of a petition signed by at least 5 per cent of the relevant electorate, subject to that petition meeting the requirements set out in regulations as made by the Secretary of State.
 
    (2)  The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision for or in connection with a referendum called for following the receipt of a valid petition under subsection (1).
 
    (3)  The provision which may be made by regulations under subsection (2) includes provision--
    (a)  as to the form and content of petitions (including provision for petitions in electronic form),
    (b)  as to the minimum number of relevant electors, who must support any petition presented to the Secretary of State, for the relevant electoral area,
    (c)  for or in connection with requiring the Secretary of State to publish the number of relevant electors for the relevant area who must support any petition presented to the Secretary of State,
    (d)  as to the way in which the Secretary of State is to support a petition (including provision enabling electors to support petitions by telephone or by electronic means),
    (e)  as to the action which may, may not or must be taken by the Secretary of State in connection with any petition,
    (f)  as to the manner in which a petition is to be presented to the Secretary of State,
    (g)  as to the verification of any petition,
    (h)  as to the date on which, or the time by which, a referendum must be held,
    (i)  as to the action which may, may not or must be taken by the Secretary of State before or in connection with a referendum called in connection with subsection (1),
    (j)  as to the action which may, may not or must be taken by the Secretary of State after a referendum.
    (4)  The number of relevant electors mentioned in subsection (3)(b) is to be calculated at such times as may be provided by regulations under this section and (unless such regulations otherwise provide) is to be 5 per cent of the number of relevant electors at each of those times.
 
    (5)  Nothing in subsection (3) or (4) affects the generality of the power under subsection (1).")
Referendum following petition.
  
Schedule 18
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Page 165, line 8, at end insert ("qualifying cash donations and qualifying non-cash donations made by companies to registered parties and to other EU political parties") 
     Page 165, leave out lines 9 to 11 
     Page 165, leave out lines 14 to 25 
     Page 165, leave out lines 26 to 32 
     Page 165, leave out lines 33 to 36 
     Page 165, line 37, leave out ("donation or expenditure made or incurred") and insert ("qualifying cash donation or any qualifying non-cash donation made") 
     Page 165, line 44, at end insert ("make any qualifying cash donation or qualifying non-cash donation to any EU political party") 
     Page 165, leave out lines 45 to 47 
  
Clause 133
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Page 84, line 32, leave out from ("made") to end of line 37 and insert ("qualifying cash donations or qualifying non-cash donations") 
     Page 85, line 21, leave out ("exceeds £200") and insert ("is a qualifying cash donation or a qualifying non-cash donation") 
     Page 85, line 33, at end insert ("to all non-EU political parties in the aggregate") 
     Page 85, line 45, leave out (", in relation to an organisation,") 
     Page 85, line 47, leave out ("the organisation") and insert ("a non-EU political party") 
  
After Clause 133
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  For the purposes of Part IX of this Act, and Part XA of the Companies Act 1985, "qualifying cash donation" means one or more donations by a company or any of its subsidiaries representing a gift or gifts of money to or for the benefit of, or a subscription or other fee paid for membership of, or affiliation to, an EU political party, if the aggregate of all such donations made by the company and any of its subsidiaries in the financial year of the company exceeds £5,000 (or such higher sum which the Secretary of State may by order from time to time prescribe).
 
    (2)  For the purposes of Part IX of this Act, and Part XA of the Companies Act 1985, "non-cash donation" means the types of donation referred to in section 46(2) of this Act by a company or any of its subsidiaries to or for the benefit of an EU political party, if the aggregate of all such donations made by the company and any of its subsidiaries in the financial year of the company exceeds £5,000, (or such higher sum which the Secretary of State may by order from time to time prescribe), but not including a qualifying cash donation, and not including a cash donation of up to and including £5,000 which would otherwise be a qualifying cash donation.
 
    (3)  For the purposes of Part IX of this Act, and Part XA of the Companies Act 1985, "EU political party" means--
    (a)  in respect of the United Kingdom, a registered party;
    (b)  in respect of other member states for the time being of the European Union, a political party generally recognised as such in such member state and entitled to field candidates in a general election in that member state under its laws and constitution.")
Definitions.
  
Clause 146
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Page 95, line 4, leave out ("or 151(2)") 
     Page 95, line 6, at end insert ("; or
    (c)  any order under section 151(2) that does not contain any provision of the type specified in section 151(5)")
 
     Page 95, line 12, at end insert--
    ("(  )  section 151(2) that contains any provision of the types specified in section 151(5);")
 
 
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