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

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130C     Page 27, line 25, at end insert--
    ("(aa)  any sponsorship provided in relation to the party (as defined by section (Sponsorship));")
 
130D     Page 27, line 28, leave out ("the party or a person acting on its behalf)") and insert ("or on behalf of the party)") 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
131     Page 27, line 35, leave out paragraph (f) 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
131A     Page 27, line 36, leave out subsection (3) and insert--
 
    ("(3)  Where--
    (a)  any money or other property is transferred to a registered party pursuant to any transaction or arrangement involving the provision by or on behalf of the party of any property, services or facilities or other consideration of monetary value, and
    (b)  the total value in monetary terms of the consideration so provided by or on behalf of the party is less than the value of the money or (as the case may be) the market value of the property transferred,
the transfer of the money or property shall (subject to subsection (3B)) constitute a gift to the party for the purposes of subsection (2)(a).
 
    (3A)  In determining--
    (a)  for the purposes of subsection (2)(d), whether any money lent to a registered party is so lent otherwise than on commercial terms, or
    (b)  for the purposes of subsection (2)(e), whether any property, services or facilities provided for the use or benefit of a registered party is or are so provided otherwise than on such terms,
regard shall be had to the total value in monetary terms of the consideration provided by or on behalf of the party in respect of the loan or the provision of the property, services or facilities.
 
    (3B)  Where (apart from this subsection) anything would be a donation both by virtue of subsection (2)(aa) and by virtue of any other provision of this section, subsection (2)(aa) (together with section (Sponsorship)) shall apply in relation to it to the exclusion of the other provision of this section.")
 
131B     Page 27, line 40, after ("member") insert (", trustee") 
131C     Page 28, line 1, leave out subsection (5) and insert--
 
    ("(  )  Except so far as a contrary intention appears, references to a registered party in the context of--
    (a)  the making of donations to, or the receipt or acceptance of donations by, a registered party, or
    (b)  any provision having effect for or in connection with determining what constitutes a donation to such a party,
shall, in the case of a party with accounting units, be construed as references to the central organisation of the party or any of its accounting units.")
 
132     Page 28, line 14, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Nothing in this Part applies in relation to donations received by a minor party.")
 
  
After Clause 46
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
132A     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     (".--(1) For the purposes of this Part sponsorship is provided in relation to a registered party if--
    (a)  any money or other property is transferred to the party or to any person for the benefit of the party, and
    (b)  the purpose (or one of the purposes) of the transfer is (or must, having regard to all the circumstances, reasonably be assumed to be)--
          (i)  to help the party with meeting, or to meet, to any extent any defined expenses incurred or to be incurred by or on behalf of the party, or
          (ii)  to secure that to any extent any such expenses are not so incurred.
    (2)  In subsection (1) "defined expenses" means expenses in connection with--
    (a)  any conference, meeting or other event organised by or on behalf of the party;
    (b)  the preparation, production or dissemination of any publication by or on behalf of the party; or
    (c)  any study or research organised by or on behalf of the party.
    (3)  The following do not, however, constitute sponsorship by virtue of subsection (1)--
    (a)  the making of any payment in respect of--
          (i)  any charge for admission to any conference, meeting or other event, or
          (ii)  the purchase price of, or any other charge for access to, any publication;
    (b)  the making of any payment in respect of the inclusion of an advertisement in any publication where the payment is made at the commercial rate payable for the inclusion of such an advertisement in any such publication;
and subsection (1) also has effect subject to section 47(3).
 
    (4)  The Secretary of State may by order made on the recommendation of the Commission amend subsection (2) or (3).
 
    (5)  In this section "publication" means a publication made available in whatever form and by whatever means (whether or not to the public at large or any section of the public).")
Sponsorship.
  
Clause 47
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
132B     Page 28, line 28, at end insert-- 
 
    ("(  )  the provision of assistance by a person appointed under section 9 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989;")
1989 c. 42.
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
133     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.")
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
133A     Page 28, line 35, leave out from ("which") to ("and") in line 37 and insert ("(in accordance with any enactment) falls to be included in a return as to election expenses in respect of a candidate or candidates at a particular election;") 
133B     Page 28, line 39, at end insert--
 
    ("(3)  Nothing in section 46 or (Sponsorship) shall have the result that a payment made in respect of the hire of a stand at a party conference organised by or on behalf of a registered party is to constitute a donation to the party for the purposes of this Part if or to the extent that the payment does not exceed such of the maximum rates which the Commission determine to be reasonable for the hire of stands at party conferences as is applicable to the hire of the stand in question.")
 
  
Clause 48
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
133C     Page 29, line 1, at beginning insert ("the total value in monetary terms of") 
133D     Page 29, line 1, at end insert--
 
    ("(2A)  The value of any donation falling within section 46(2)(aa) shall be taken to be the value of the money, or (as the case may be) the market value of the property, transferred as mentioned in section (Sponsorship)(1); and accordingly any value in monetary terms of any benefit conferred on the person providing the sponsorship in question shall be disregarded.")
 
133E     Page 29, line 4, leave out paragraphs (a) and (b) and insert--
    ("(a)  the total value in monetary terms of the consideration that would have had to be provided by or on behalf of the party in respect of the loan or the provision of the property, services or facilities if--
          (i)  the loan had been made, or
          (ii)  the property, services or facilities had been provided,
 
 
    on commercial terms, and
 
 
    (b)  the total value in monetary terms of the consideration (if any) actually so provided by or on behalf of the party.")
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
134     Page 29, line 8, leave out subsection (4) 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
134A     Page 29, line 13, leave out ("or (4)") 
134B     Page 29, line 19, leave out ("or (4)") 
  
Clause 49
 
  
BY THE LORD LAMONT OF LERWICK
 
134C     Page 29, line 30, at end insert (", or
    (c)  the donation would be made by or on behalf of any institution of the European Union")
 
135     [Withdrawn] 
  
BY THE LORD NORTON OF LOUTH
 
135A     Page 29, line 32, leave out ("registered in an electoral register") and insert ("wheresoever resident") 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
136     Page 29, line 32, at end insert ("or eligible to be registered in an electoral register") 
137     Page 29, line 36, leave out sub-paragraph (ii) 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
137A     Page 29, line 36, leave out ("European Union") and insert ("United Kingdom or another member State") 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
138     Page 29, line 38, leave out paragraph (c) 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
138A     Page 29, line 41, at end insert-- 
 
    ("(da)  a building society (within the meaning of the Building Societies Act 1986);
    (db)  a limited liability partnership registered under the Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2000, or any corresponding enactment in force in Northern Ireland, which carries on business in the United Kingdom;")
1986 c. 53.
138B     Page 30, line 3, leave out ("other unincorporated association of two or more persons") and insert ("unincorporated association of two or more persons which does not fall within any of the preceding paragraphs but") 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
139     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
 
140     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 NORTON OF LOUTH
 
140A     Page 30, line 6, leave out subsection (3) 
141     [Withdrawn] 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
142     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") 
143     Page 30, line 9, leave out subsections (4) to (7) 
144     Page 30, line 15, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
145     Page 30, line 31, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
  
BY THE LORD NORTON OF LOUTH
 
146     Page 30, line 38, leave out subsection (8) 
  
After Clause 49
 
  
BY THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD RENNARD
 
146A     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  Section 49 does not apply to a donation received by a registered party in right of--
    (a)  any income or capital interest in a trust; or
    (b)  the exercise of any power, trust or right of nomination;
if the interest power, trust or right of nomination was created or came into existence (whether in possession or reversion) before this Part comes into force.")
Donations received by a registered party: exemption.
  
Clause 50
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
147     Page 31, line 25, after ("made") insert ("after the coming into force of this section") 
148     Page 31, line 26, at end insert ("or
    (c)  in pursuance of a bequest made before the coming into force of this section,")
 
149     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.")
 
150     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.")
 
  
BY THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD RENNARD
 
151     Page 31, line 28, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Any donation received by a registered party which exceeds £50,000 or makes the cumulative donations of an individual or organisation exceed £50,000 in a financial year 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
 
152     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") 
  
Clause 53
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
153     Page 33, line 9, leave out subsection (3) 
  
Clause 57
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
154     Page 34, line 41, leave out from ("subsection") to end of line 3 on page 35 
155     Page 35, leave out lines 6 to 8 
156     Page 35, line 18, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
157     Page 35, line 20, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
158     Page 35, line 27, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
159     Page 35, line 37, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
160     Page 35, line 45, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
160A     Page 35, line 45, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  For the purposes of subsections (4) to (7) as they apply in relation to any year--
    (a)  each payment to which section 50(2) applies and which is accepted by the party during that year shall be treated as a relevant donation in relation to that year, and
    (a)  each payment to which section 50(3) applies and which is received from a particular donor and accepted by the party during that year shall be treated as a relevant donation in relation to the donor and that year;
and the donation reports for the year shall accordingly comply with subsections (4) to (7) so far as they operate, by virtue of paragraph (a) or (b) above, to require any relevant donation falling within that paragraph to be recorded in a donation report.")
 
  
Clause 58
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
161     Page 36, line 41, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
THE LORD NORTON OF LOUTH
 
     The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 58 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Schedule 5
 
  
BY THE LORD NORTON OF LOUTH
 
162     Page 112, line 7, leave out paragraph (b) 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
163     Page 112, line 7, leave out from beginning to (""recordable") in line 8 
164     Page 112, line 8, leave out ("or weekly") 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
165     Page 112, line 14, leave out ("or weekly") 
166     [Withdrawn] 
167     [Withdrawn] 
168     [Withdrawn] 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
168A     Page 112, line 30, after ("company") insert ("falling within section 49(2)(b)") 
168B     Page 112, line 42, at end insert-- 
     ("(  )  In the case of a building society within the meaning of the Building Societies Act 1986, the report must give--
    (a)  the name of the society; and
    (b)  the address of its principal office.
    (  )  In the case of a limited liability partnership falling within section 49(2)(db), the report must give--
    (a)  the partnership's registered name; and
    (b)  the address of its registered office.")
 
168C     Page 113, line 5, at end insert-- 
 ("Identity of donors: weekly reports 
     2A.  In relation to each recordable donation a weekly report must give all such details of the name and address of the donor as are for the time being known to the party.") 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
169     Page 113, line 7, leave out ("or weekly") 
170     Page 113, line 14, leave out ("or weekly") 
171     Page 113, line 34, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
172     Page 113, line 37, leave out sub-paragraph (4) 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
172A     Page 113, line 44, leave out from beginning to ("and") in line 45 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
173     Page 114, line 11, leave out ("or weekly") 
  
Clause 62
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
174     Page 40, line 2, leave out ("after consulting") and insert ("on the recommendation of") 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
174A     Page 40, line 4, leave out ("section 57(3) to (12) and") 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
175     Page 40, line 17, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Secretary of State shall not make any order under subsection (1) above unless a draft of the order has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.")
 
  
Clause 63
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
176     Page 40, line 21, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
THE LORD NORTON OF LOUTH
 
     The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 63 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Clause 64
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
176A     Page 41, line 27, leave out ("(2)(b)") and insert (2) 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 64 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Clause 65
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
177     Page 41, line 36, leave out ("each") and insert ("a") 
177A     Page 41, line 39, leave out from ("for") to second ("to") in line 42 and insert ("disapplying any specified provisions of this Part, for such period as is specified, in relation") 
178     Page 41, line 43, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  An order under subsection (1) may provide for any specified provisions of this Part to apply, in connection with any provision made by the order in pursuance of paragraph (a) or (b) of that subsection, with such modifications as may be specified.")
 
179     Page 41, line 43, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Each order under subsection (1) shall be so made as to--
    (a)  apply to every Northern Ireland party, and
    (b)  make the same provision with respect to every such party.")
 
180     Page 41, line 43, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Where--
    (a)  at a time when any order is in force under subsection (1) a donation is received by a registered party which is registered in the Great Britain register, and
    (b)  the order provides for this subsection 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 that register.")
 
181     Page 42, line 1, leave out subsections (2) and (3) and insert--
 
    ("(2)  In this section--
    Northern Ireland party" means a party registered in the Northern Ireland register;
    specified" means specified in an order under subsection (1).")
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 65 stand part of the Bill. 
  
After Clause 66
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
182     Insert the following new Clause-- 
 ("PART IVA
Tax relief on political donations
 
     .  After section 379 of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 (interpretation of sections 369 to 378) there shall be inserted-- 
 <~et>Tax relief on political donations.     379A.--(1)  Tax relief shall be available to an individual (the donor) in accordance with this section on qualifying political donations made by him of up to £500 in any year of assessment.
 
    (2)  A donation is a qualifying political donation for the purposes of this section if it is made to an eligible political party and--
 
  
    (a)  it takes the form of the payment of a sum of money,
 
  
    (b)  it is not subject to a condition as to repayment,
 
  
    (c)  it is not conditional on or associated with, or part of an arrangement involving, the acquisition of property by the political party, otherwise than by way of gift, from the donor or a person connected with him, and
 
  
    (d)  the donor is resident in the United Kingdom at the time the donation is made.
    (3)  For the purposes of this section a political party is an eligible political party if, at the last general election preceding the donation in question--
 
  
    (a)  two members of that party were elected to the House of Commons, or
 
  
    (b)  one member of that party was elected to the House of Commons and not less than 150,000 votes were given to candidates who were members of that party.
    (4)  If an individual makes a qualifying donation he shall be entitled, on making the payment, to deduct and retain out of it a sum equal to basic rate tax thereon.
 
    (5)  Where a sum is deducted under subsection (4) above the sum deducted shall be treated as income tax paid by the person to whom the payment is made.
 
    (6)  Any person by whom a qualifying donation is received shall be entitled to recover from the Board, in accordance with regulations, an amount which by virtue of subsection (5) above is treated as income tax paid by him; and any amount so recovered shall be treated for the purposes of the Tax Acts in like manner as the qualifying political donation to which it relates.
 
    (7)  The following provisions of the Management Act, namely--
 
  
    (a)  section 29(1)(c) (excessive relief) as it has effect apart from section 29(2) to (10) of that Act,
 
  
    (b)  section 30 (tax repaid in error, etc) apart from subsection (1B),
 
  
    (c)  section 86 (interest), and
 
  
    (d)  section 95 (incorrect return or accounts),
 
 
    shall apply in relation to an amount which is paid to any person by the Board as an amount recoverable in accordance with regulations made by virtue of subsection (6) above but to which that person is not entitled as if it were income tax which ought not to have been repaid and, where that amount was claimed by that person, as if it had been repaid as respects a chargeable period as a relief which was not due.
 
     (8)  In the application of section 86 of the Management Act by virtue of section (7) above in relation to sums due and payable by virtue of an assessment made for the whole or part of a year of assessment ("the relevant year of assessment") under section 29(1)(c) or 30 of that Act, as applied by that subsection, the relevant date-- 
  
    (a)  is 1 January in the relevant year of assessment in a case where the person falling within subsection (5) above has made a relevant interim claim; and
 
  
    (b)  in any other case is the later of the following dates, that is to say--
 
 
    (i)  1 January in the relevant year of assessment; or
    (ii)  the date of the making of the payment by the Board which gives rise to the assessment.
 
     (9)  The Board may by regulations make provision-- 
  
    (a)  for the purposes of any provision of this section which relates to any matter or thing to be specified by or done in accordance with regulations;
 
  
    (b)  with respect to the furnishing of information by donors or recipients, including, in the case of recipients, the inspection of books, documents and other records on behalf of the Board; and
 
  
    (c)  generally for giving effect to this section.
    (10)  In this section--
 
  
    financial year" in relation to any person, means a financial year of that person for the purposes of the relevant regulations;
 
  
    interim claim" means an interim claim within the meaning of the relevant regulations;
 
  
    relevant interim claim" means, in relation to an assessment made for a period coterminous with, or falling wholly within, a person's financial year, an interim claim made for a period falling wholly or partly within that financial year; and
 
  
    the relevant regulations" means regulations made under subsection (9) above.
    (11)  Section 839 of this Act shall apply for the purposes of this section to determine whether one person is connected with another."")
Tax relief on political donations.
  
Schedule 6
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
182A     Page 114, line 28, leave out ("and") and insert ("or") 
182B     Page 114, line 34, leave out ("and") and insert ("or") 
182C     Page 114, line 39, leave out ("and") and insert ("or") 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
 
182D     Page 114, line 40, at end insert ("(but not in connection with the discharge of his official functions as the holder of such an office)") 
182E     Page 115, line 4, at end insert--
        ("(  )  The Electoral Commission shall from time to time publish guidance for--
      (a)  members of registered parties;
      (b)  members' associations; and
      (c)  holders of relevant elective offices;
    as to what are, and what are not, "political activities" for the purposes of this Schedule.")
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
182F     Page 115, line 5, after ("2") insert (", 2A") 
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.")
 
183A     Page 115, line 40, at end insert--
      ("(aa)  any sponsorship provided in relation to the donee (as defined by paragraph 2A);")
 
183B     Page 115, line 41, leave out ("the donee or a person acting on his or its behalf)") and insert ("or on behalf of the donee)") 
183C     Page 115, leave out line 48 
183D     Page 116, line 1, leave out sub-paragraph (2) and insert--
        ("(2)  Where--
      (a)  any money or other property is transferred to a regulated donee pursuant to any transaction or arrangement involving the provision by or on behalf of the donee of any property, services or facilities or other consideration of monetary value, and
      (b)  the total value in monetary terms of the consideration so provided by or on behalf of the donee is less than the value of the money or (as the case may be) the market value of the property transferred,
    the transfer of the money or property shall (subject to sub-paragraph (2B)) constitute a gift to the donee for the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)(a).
        (2A)  In determining--
      (a)  for the purposes of sub-paragraph (2)(c), whether any money lent to a regulated donee is so lent otherwise than on commercial terms, or
      (b)  for the purposes of sub-paragraph (2)(d), whether any property, services or facilities provided for the use or benefit of a regulated donee is or are so provided otherwise than on such terms,
    regard shall be had to the total value in monetary terms of the consideration provided by or on behalf of the donee in respect of the loan or the provision of the property, services or facilities.
        (2B)  Where (apart from this sub-paragraph) anything would be a donation both by virtue of sub-paragraph (1)(aa) and by virtue of any other provision of this paragraph, sub-paragraph (1)(aa) (together with paragraph 2A) shall apply in relation to it to the exclusion of the other provision of this paragraph.")
 
183E     Page 116, line 4, after ("member") insert (", trustee") 
183F     Page 116, line 13, at end insert-- 
 ("Sponsorship 
 
        2A.--(1) For the purposes of this Schedule sponsorship is provided in relation to a regulated donee if--
      (a)  any money or other property is transferred to the donee or to any person for the benefit of the donee, and
      (b)  the purpose (or one of the purposes) of the transfer is (or must, having regard to all the circumstances, reasonably be assumed to be)--
            (i)  to help the donee with meeting, or to meet, to any extent any defined expenses incurred or to be incurred by or on behalf of the donee, or
            (ii)  to secure that to any extent any such expenses are not so incurred.
        (2)  In sub-paragraph (1) "defined expenses" means expenses in connection with--
      (a)  any conference, meeting or other event organised by or on behalf of the donee,
      (b)  the preparation, production or dissemination of any publication by or on behalf of the donee, or
      (c)  any study or research organised by or on behalf of the donee.
        (3)  The following do not, however, constitute sponsorship by virtue of sub-paragraph (1)--
      (a)  the making of any payment in respect of--
            (i)  any charge for admission to any conference, meeting or other event, or
            (ii)  the purchase price of, or any other charge for access to, any publication;
      (b)  the making of any payment in respect of the inclusion of an advertisement in any publication where the payment is made at the commercial rate payable for the inclusion of such an advertisement in any such publication.
        (4)  The Secretary of State may by order made on the recommendation of the Commission amend sub-paragraph (2) or (3).
        (5)  In this paragraph "publication" means a publication made available in whatever form and by whatever means (whether or not to the public at large or any section of the public).")
 
183G     Page 116, line 17, leave out ("or a referendum") 
183H     Page 116, line 17, at end insert-- 
 
      ("(  )  the provision of assistance by a person appointed under section 9 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989;")
1989 c. 42.
183J     Page 116, line 29, leave out from ("which") to ("and") in line 31 and insert ("(in accordance with any enactment) falls to be included in a return as to election expenses in respect of a candidate or candidates at a particular election;") 
183K     Page 116, line 40, at beginning insert ("the total value in monetary terms of") 
183L     Page 116, line 40, at end insert--
        ("(2A)  The value of any donation falling within paragraph 2(1)(aa) shall be taken to be the value of the money, or (as the case may be) the market value of the property, transferred as mentioned in paragraph 2A(1); and accordingly any value in monetary terms of any benefit conferred on the person providing the sponsorship in question shall be disregarded.")
 
183M     Page 116, leave out lines 43 to 46 and insert--
      ("(a)  the total value in monetary terms of the consideration that would have had to be provided by or on behalf of the donee in respect of the loan or the provision of the property, services or facilities if--
            (i)  the loan had been made, or
            (ii)  the property, services or facilities had been provided,
 
 
    on commercial terms, and
 
 
      (b)  the total value in monetary terms of the consideration (if any) actually so provided by or on behalf of the donee")
 
183N     Page 116, line 47, leave out sub-paragraph (4) 
183P     Page 117, line 1, leave out ("or (4)") 
  
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") 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
186A     Page 119, line 11, leave out ("£1,000;") and insert ("£5,000 (where the donee is a members association) or £1,000 (in any other case);") 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
187     Page 119, line 18, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
187A     Page 119, line 18, leave out ("£1,000.") and insert ("£5,000 (where the donee is a members association) or £1,000 (in any other case).") 
187B     Page 119, line 25, leave out ("58") and insert (" 57") 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
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
 
 
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