Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill -
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After Clause 99
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
229     Insert the following new Clause-- 
 ("Commission approval 
      .--(1)  The Commission's approval shall be required before any bill containing provisions as to the conduct of any referendum to which this Part applies is introduced in either House of Parliament.
 
    (2)  In granting such approval, the Commission shall pay particular attention to those provisions regarding the question or questions, as defined by section 97(2)(b) of this Act, to be determined by the referendum.")
Approval of Commission for bill for a referendum.
230     Insert the following new Clause-- 
      ("  .  Any referendum to which section 97(1) applies shall be considered valid only if more than 60 per cent. of eligible voters cast a valid ballot.")Validity of
referendum:
threshold of
votes cast.
  
Clause 100
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
231     Page 63, line 43, at end insert ("who is registered in an electoral register in the United Kingdom or is eligible to be registered in such an electoral register") 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
232     Page 64, line 6, at end insert ("or, in the case of a minor party, such person as is for the time being notified to the Commission by the party for the purposes of this Part") 
  
Clause 103
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
233     Page 66, line 2, leave out from ("applies,") to ("specify") in line 3 and insert ("the Commission shall") 
  
Clause 104
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
234     Page 66, line 32, leave out subsection (5) and insert--
 
    ("(5)  In making any designation of a permitted participant under section 103(2) or (4) the Commission shall have regard to--
    (a)  the separate levels of support for each of the permitted participants which have given notice under section 101(1) or (3) that they propose to campaign for the same outcome,
    (b)  evidence submitted to it by any permitted participants relating to their principal reasons for campaigning for that outcome.
    (5A)  Where the Commission is satisfied that more than one permitted participant has demonstrated--
    (a)  substantial support,
    (b)  a distinct principal reason for campaigning for the same outcome, and
    (c)  that it would be unreasonable to refuse designation under section 103(1),
they may designate two or more permitted participants for assistance under section 105, and they shall apportion such assistance between the designated permitted participants as they think fit.")
 
  
Clause 106
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 106 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Clause 112
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
235     Page 71, line 16, leave out subsection (4) 
  
Schedule 13
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
236     Page 152, line 26, leave out ("£5 million") and insert ("£3 million") 
237     Page 152, leave out lines 29 to 36 and insert--
    ("(i)  £3 million, if the party's relevant percentage exceeds 5 per cent.,")
 
238     Page 152, line 40, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The combined expenditure of all persons, bodies and registered parties, including any third parties, campaigning for a particular outcome must not exceed £5 million.")
 
     The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Schedule 13 be the thirteenth Schedule to the Bill. 
  
Schedule 14
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
239     Page 153, line 40, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In relation to donations received by a permitted participant other than a designated organisation, references to a permissible donor falling within section 49(2) do not include a registered party.
 
    In this sub-paragraph "designated organisation" has the meaning given by section 105(5).")
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
240     Page 155, line 43, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
241     Page 156, line 7, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
242     Page 157, line 6, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
  
Clause 120
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
243     Page 75, line 27, leave out paragraph (d) 
  
After Clause 123
 
  
BY THE LORD NORTON OF LOUTH
 
244     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  For the result of a referendum to be declared valid there shall be a simple majority voting in favour of a proposition on the ballot paper and that simple majority shall represent no less than 40 per cent. of those eligible to vote.
 
    (2)  The Chief Counting Officer shall certify whether the conditions set out in subsection (1) have been met.
 
    (3)  The certification of the Chief Counting Officer under subsection (2) shall be deemed to be conclusive.")
Threshold to
be met.
  
Clause 124
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
245     Page 77, line 37, leave out paragraph (a) 
246     Page 77, leave out lines 38 to 41 
  
Clause 125
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
247     Page 78, line 14, leave out subsection (4) 
  
Schedule 15
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
248     Page 158, line 7, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Where--
    (a)  at a time when any order is in force under section 65(1) a donation is received by a candidate at an election in Great Britain, and
    (b)  the order provides for this sub-paragraph to apply to any such donation,
references to a permissible donor falling within section 49(2) of that Act shall be construed, in relation to the donation, as not including a registered party which is registered in the Northern Ireland register maintained by the Commission under Part II of that Act.")
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
249     Page 159, line 50, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
250     Page 160, line 13, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
  
Clause 126
 
  
BY THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD RENNARD
 
251*     Page 79, line 6, leave out ("£100,000") and insert ("£75,000") 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
252     Page 79, line 7, leave out subsection (6) 
  
Clause 127
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
253     Page 80, line 40, leave out ("£50") and insert ("£100") 
  
Clause 128
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
254     Page 81, line 38, leave out from ("election") to end of line 42 
255     Page 81, line 45, leave out from ("election") to end of line 47 
256     Page 82, line 1, leave out subsection (2) 
  
Clause 129
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
257     Page 83, line 43, leave out subsection (2) 
  
Clause 130
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
258     Page 84, line 4, leave out subsection (2) 
  
Clause 131
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
259     Page 84, line 11, leave out subsection (2) 
  
Schedule 18
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
260     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") 
261     Page 165, leave out lines 9 to 11 
262     Page 165, leave out lines 14 to 25 
263     Page 165, leave out lines 26 to 32 
264     Page 165, leave out lines 33 to 36 
265     Page 165, line 37, leave out ("donation or expenditure made or incurred") and insert ("qualifying cash donation or any qualifying non-cash donation made") 
266     Page 165, line 44, at end insert ("make any qualifying cash donation or qualifying non-cash donation to any EU political party") 
267     Page 165, leave out lines 45 to 47 
  
Clause 133
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
268     Page 84, line 30, leave out ("Great Britain)") and insert ("the United Kingdom)") 
269     Page 84, line 32, leave out from ("made") to end of line 37 and insert ("qualifying cash donations or qualifying non-cash donations") 
270     Page 85, line 16, leave out ("Great Britain") and insert ("the United Kingdom") 
271     Page 85, line 21, leave out ("exceeds £200") and insert ("is a qualifying cash donation or a qualifying non-cash donation") 
272     Page 85, line 28, leave out ("Great Britain)") and insert ("the United Kingdom)") 
273     Page 85, line 33, at end insert ("to all non-EU political parties in the aggregate") 
274     Page 85, line 39, leave out ("Great Britain") and insert ("the United Kingdom") 
275     Page 85, line 45, leave out (", in relation to an organisation,") 
276     Page 85, line 47, leave out ("the organisation") and insert ("a non-EU political party") 
277     Page 86, leave out lines 9 to 36 
278     Page 86, line 12, leave out ("Great Britain)") and insert ("the United Kingdom)") 
279     Page 86, line 23, leave out ("Great Britain") and insert ("the United Kingdom") 
 
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