Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords
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Schedule 6
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
183     Page 115, line 36, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Where--
    (a)  at a time when any order is in force under section 65(1) a donation is received by a regulated donee resident or carrying on activities in Great Britain, and
    (b)  the order provides for this sub-paragraph to apply to any such donation,
section 49(2)(c) shall have effect in relation to the donation as if it referred only to a registered party which is registered in the Great Britain register.")
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
184     Page 117, line 21, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
185     Page 117, line 37, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
186     Page 119, line 11, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
187     Page 119, line 18, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
188     Page 121, line 30, leave out paragraph 13 
189     Page 121, line 34, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
190     Page 122, line 37, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Each order under section 65(1)(b) (as applied by sub-paragraph (1)) shall be so made as to--
    (a)  apply to every person or members association falling within sub-paragraph (1)(a) or (b), and
    (b)  make the same provision with respect to every such person or members association.")
 
  
Clause 67
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
191     Page 42, line 19, leave out subsection (2) 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
192     Page 43, line 21, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Nothing in this Part applies in relation to expenses incurred by or on behalf of a minor party.")
 
  
Schedule 7
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
193     Page 123, line 44, leave out from ("basis") to end of line 45 
194     Page 124, line 30, at end insert ("; or
    (f)  any legal or other professional expenses incurred in respect of, or in connection with, any requirements in this Act")
 
195     Page 124, line 30, at end insert ("; or
    (f)  any expenses incurred in preparing, advising or defending any claim, prosecution or other legal process brought in a court or tribunal")
 
  
Clause 68
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
196     Page 43, line 23, after ("provided") insert ("by a permissible donor specifically") 
197     Page 43, line 24, after ("party") insert ("for the purposes of the relevant election and not the party's on-going use") 
  
Clause 69
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
198     Page 44, line 46, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Where a deputy treasurer of a registered party is convicted of an offence falling within subsection (3), his appointment as deputy treasurer shall terminate on the date of the conviction.")
 
199     Page 45, line 1, leave out subsection (5) and insert--
 
    ("(5)  If, where the appointment of any deputy treasurer of a registered party has been notified to the Commission under subsection (1)--
    (a)  the deputy treasurer dies or his appointment terminates for any other reason, or
    (b)  any change occurs in the address of his office,
the treasurer of the party must notify the Commission of that fact within the appropriate period.
 
    (5A)  In subsection (5) "the appropriate period" means--
    (a)  the period of 14 days beginning with the date of the deputy treasurer's death or the termination of his appointment, or
    (b)  the period of 28 days beginning with the date when the change of address occurs,
as the case may be.")
 
200     Page 45, line 10, leave out ("register of political parties") and insert ("Great Britain or Northern Ireland register") 
201     Page 45, line 10, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Where the Commission receive a notification under subsection (5), they shall cause any change required as a consequence of the notification to be made in any such entry as soon as is reasonably practicable.")
 
  
Clause 74
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
202     Page 48, line 15, leave out paragraph (b) 
  
Schedule 8
 
  
BY THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD RENNARD
 
203*     Page 128, line 9, leave out ("£30,000") and insert ("£22,500") 
204*     Page 128, line 17, leave out ("£30,000") and insert ("£22,500") 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
205     Page 128, line 19, leave out from ("period") to end of line 27 and insert ("means the general election period, as defined in section 58(6).") 
206     Page 129, line 11, leave out from second ("the") to ("where") in line 12 and insert ("first day of the relevant election period") 
207     Page 129, line 39, leave out from second ("the") to ("where") in line 40 and insert ("first day of the relevant election period") 
208     Page 130, line 29, leave out paragraphs 8 to 11 
  
Clause 82
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
209     Page 53, line 7, leave out sub-paragraph (i) 
210     Page 53, line 15, leave out paragraph (a) 
  
Schedule 9
 
  
BY THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD RENNARD
 
211*     Page 136, line 9, leave out ("£793,500") and insert ("£265,000") 
212*     Page 136, line 10, leave out ("£108,000") and insert ("£35,000") 
213*     Page 136, line 11, leave out ("£60,000") and insert ("£20,000") 
214*     Page 136, line 12, leave out ("£27,000") and insert ("£9,000") 
  
Clause 90
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
215     Page 58, line 25, leave out ("other than registered parties") and insert ("which either are not registered parties or are minor parties") 
  
Schedule 10
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
216     Page 142, line 16, leave out ("other than registered parties") and insert ("which either are not registered parties or are minor parties") 
217     Page 142, line 19, at end insert ("other than a minor party") 
218     Page 142, line 23, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  References to a permissible donor falling within section 49(2) do not include a registered party.")
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
219     Page 144, line 19, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
220     Page 144, line 34, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
221     Page 145, line 32, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
  
Clause 97
 
  
BY THE LORD OWEN
THE LORD PRIOR
THE LORD HEALEY
THE LORD SKIDELSKY
 
222     Page 62, line 38, at end insert (", or
          (ii)  a referendum held on the provisions contained in a Bill in pursuance of a certificate issued by the Speaker of the House of Commons under section (Bills of first class constitutional importance: Speaker's certificate)")
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
223     Page 62, line 38, at end insert (", or
          (ii)  a referendum held in pursuance of section (Referendum following petition)")
 
224     Page 63, line 1, leave out subsections (4) and (5) 
  
After Clause 97
 
  
BY THE LORD NORTON OF LOUTH
 
225     Insert the following new Clause-- 
      ("  .  The sponsor of a Bill for an Act to provide for a referendum under section 97 shall certify that he has consulted the Commission as to the wording of the question or questions to be put in the referendum and such certification shall accompany the Bill.")Certification of consultation with Commission.
  
BY THE LORD OWEN
THE LORD PRIOR
THE LORD HEALEY
THE LORD SKIDELSKY
 
226     Insert the following new Clause-- 
      ("  .--(1)  For the purposes of section 97(2)(a)(ii), if, in the opinion of the Speaker of the House of Commons, a Bill introduced into the House of Commons is of first class constitutional importance on which there are significant divisions of public opinion or parliamentary opinion (or both), she may issue a certificate to that effect.
 
    (2)  A Bill about which the Speaker of the House of Commons has issued a certificate under subsection (1) may not be presented for the Royal Assent until a referendum is held approving the provisions contained in that Bill.")
Bills of first class constitutional importance: Speaker's certificate.
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
227     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.
228     Insert the following new Clause-- 
      ("  .--(1)  A referendum to which this Part applies may not be held unless an Act of Parliament has been passed giving effect to the policy proposed to be brought into force by the referendum.
 
    (2)  A Bill in relation to a particular referendum to which this Part applies shall not be published until an Act of Parliament has been passed in accordance with subsection (1).")
Post-legislative referendum.
 
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