Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords
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After Clause 133
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
280     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 134
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 134 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Clause 135
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
281     Page 87, line 14, at end insert ("unless and to the extent that the Scottish Ministers by order so provide.
 
    (3)  For the purposes of subsection (2), the reference in subsection (1)(b) to any enactment shall include a reference to any enactment comprised in or in an instrument made under an Act of the Scottish Parliament.
 
    (4)  Section 146(5) shall apply to an order made by the Scottish Ministers under subsection (2) as it applies to an order made by the Secretary of State under this Act and the reference in that section to enactments shall include a reference to any enactment comprised in or in an instrument made under an Act of the Scottish Parliament.
 
    (5)  The power of the Scottish Ministers to make an order under subsection (2) shall be exercisable by statutory instrument subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of the Scottish Parliament.
 
    (6)  The Scottish Ministers shall reimburse the Commission for any expenditure incurred by them which is attributable to the exercise of any function conferred by virtue of an order made under subsection (2).")
 
  
Clause 137
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
282     Page 89, line 9, at end insert--
    ("(za)  the requirements of section (Notification of changes in party's officers etc.)(4) or (Registration of minor parties)(3) are not complied with in relation to any notification required to be given by the treasurer or (as the case may be) registered leader of a registered party;")
 
283     Page 89, leave out lines 17 and 18 and insert ("any notification required to be given by the treasurer of a registered party;") 
284     Page 89, leave out lines 34 to 38 and insert--
    ("(a)  the end of the period within which--
          (i)  the notification mentioned in subsection (1)(za) or (c) was required to be given to the Commission, or
          (ii)  the document mentioned in subsection (1)(a), (b), (d), (e) or (f) was required to be delivered to them,")
 
285     Page 90, line 7, leave out from ("subsection") to ("a") in line 9 and insert ("(3)(a)") 
286     Page 90, line 21, leave out ("(3)(a)(i)") and insert ("(3)(a)(ii)") 
287     Page 90, line 32, leave out ("(1)(a)") and insert ("(1)(za) or (a)") 
  
Clause 139
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
288     Page 91, line 36, leave out ("21") and insert ("(The new registers)") 
  
Schedule 19
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
289     Page 172, line 14, column 2, leave out ("or 6 months") 
290     Page 172, line 15, column 2, leave out ("or 1 year") 
291     Page 172, line 17, column 2, leave out ("or 6 months") 
292     Page 172, line 18, column 2, leave out ("or 1 year") 
293     Page 172, line 20, column 2, leave out ("or 6 months") 
294     Page 172, line 21, column 2, leave out ("or 1 year") 
295     Page 172, line 23, column 2, leave out ("or 6 months") 
296     Page 172, line 24, column 2, leave out ("or 1 year") 
297     Page 172, line 26, column 2, leave out ("or 6 months") 
298     Page 172, line 27, column 2, leave out ("or 1 year") 
299     Page 172, line 37, column 1, leave out ("63(5)") and insert ("63(5)(a) and (b)") 
300     Page 172, line 38, column 1, leave out ("; false declaration about such donations") 
301     Page 172, line 38, column 2, leave out ("or 6 months") 
302     Page 172, line 39, column 2, leave out ("or 1 year") 
303     Page 172, line 39, at end insert-- 
 ("Section {ih1e}63(5)(c) (making a false declaration about multiple small donations)On summary conviction: statutory maximum or 6 months

On indictment: fine or 1 year")

 
304     Page 174, line 10, column 2, leave out ("or 6 months") 
305     Page 174, line 11, column 2, leave out ("or 1 year") 
306     Page 174, line 16, column 2, leave out ("or 6 months") 
307     Page 174, line 17, column 2, leave out ("or 1 year") 
308     Page 175, line 40, column 2, leave out ("or 6 months") 
309     Page 175, line 41, column 2, leave out ("or 1 year") 
310     Page 175, line 46, column 2, leave out ("or 6 months") 
311     Page 175, line 47, column 2, leave out ("or one year") 
312     Page 176, line 13, column 2, leave out ("or 6 months") 
313     Page 176, line 14, column 2, leave out ("or 1 year") 
  
Clause 146
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
314     Page 95, line 4, leave out ("or 151(2)") 
315     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)")
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
316     Page 95, line 8, at end insert--
    ("(  )  section 65(1),")
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
317     Page 95, line 12, at end insert--
    ("(  )  section 151(2) that contains any provision of the type specified in section 151(5);")
 
  
Clause 150
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
318     Page 96, line 24, at end insert--
    (" "the Great Britain register" and "the Northern Ireland register" mean the registers of political parties referred to in section (The new registers)(2)(a) and (b) respectively;")
 
319     Page 96, line 33, at end insert--
    (" "minor party" means (in accordance with section (Registration of minor parties)(1)) a party registered in the Great Britain register in pursuance of a declaration falling within section 25(1A)(d);")
 
  
Clause 151
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
320     Page 97, line 16, leave out subsection (3) 
321     Page 97, line 32, after ("IX") insert ("(except section 133)") 
  
Schedule 20
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
322     Page 179, line 30, at end insert--
 
("This paragraph does not include the funding of political parties for the purpose of assisting members of the Northern Ireland Assembly connected with such parties to perform their Assembly duties.")
 
  
In the Title
 
  
BY THE LORD OWEN
THE LORD PRIOR
THE LORD HEALEY
THE LORD SKIDELSKY
 
323     Line 4, leave out ("and referendum campaigns and the conduct of referendums;") and insert ("campaigns; to make provision about referendums;") 
 
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