Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill -
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189A     Page 121, line 34, leave out ("£1,000.") and insert ("£5,000 (where the donee is a members association) or £1,000 (in any other case).") 
189B     Page 122, line 28, after ("9(3),") insert ("9(4),") 
189C     Page 122, line 33, leave out from ("shall") to second ("to") in line 34 and insert ("include power to make provision for disapplying any specified provisions of this Part, for such period as is specified, in relation") 
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
 
191A     Page 42, line 21, leave out ("either") 
191B     Page 42, line 23, leave out from ("purposes") to end of line 26 
191C     Page 42, line 29, leave out subsections (4) and (5) and insert--
        ("(4)  For election purposes", in relation to a registered party, means for the purpose of or in connection with--
      (a)  promoting or procuring electoral success for the party at any relevant election, that is to say, the return at any such election of candidates--
            (i)  standing in the name of the party, or
            (ii)  included in a list of candidates submitted by the party in connection with the election; or
      (b)  otherwise enhancing the standing--
            (i)  of the party, or
            (ii)  of any such candidates,
 
 
    with the electorate in connection with future relevant elections (whether imminent or otherwise).
 
 
        (5)  For the purposes of subsection (4)--
      (a)  the reference to doing any of the things mentioned in paragraph (a) or (as the case may be) paragraph (b) of that subsection includes doing so by prejudicing the electoral prospects at the election of other parties or candidates or (as the case may be) by prejudicing the standing with the electorate of other parties or candidates;
      (b)  a course of conduct may constitute the doing of one of those things even though it does not involve any express mention being made of the name of any party or candidate; and
      (c)  it is immaterial that any candidates standing in the name of the party also stand in the name of one or more other registered parties.")
 
191D     Page 43, leave out lines 7 to 12 and insert ("included in a return as to election expenses in respect of a candidate or candidates at a particular election.") 
191E     Page 43, line 13, leave out subsection (8) 
191F     Page 43, line 19, leave out subsection (9) and insert--
        ("(9)  Where a registered party is a party with accounting units--
      (a)  expenses incurred or to be incurred by or on behalf of any accounting unit of the party shall be regarded as expenses incurred or to be incurred by or on behalf of the party, and
      (b)  references to campaign expenditure incurred or to be incurred by or on behalf of a registered party accordingly extend, in relation to the party, to expenses which constitute such expenditure by virtue of paragraph (a).")
 
191G     Page 43, line 21, at end insert--
        ("(  )  In this section "candidates" includes future candidates, whether identifiable or not.")
 
192     Page 43, line 21, at end insert--
        ("(  )  Nothing in this Part applies in relation to expenses incurred or to be incurred by or on behalf of a minor party.")
 
  
Schedule 7
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
192A     Page 123, leave out lines 32 to 42 
192B     Page 123, line 43, leave out from beginning to end of line 3 on page 124 and insert--
        ("(11)  Transport (by any means) of persons to any place or places with a view to obtaining publicity in connection with an election campaign.
        Expenses in respect of the transport of such persons include the costs of hiring a particular means of transport for the whole or part of the period during which the election campaign is being conducted.")
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
193     Page 123, line 44, leave out from ("basis") to end of line 45 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
193A     Page 124, line 5, leave out ("attract national publicity") and insert ("obtain publicity in connection with an election campaign") 
193B     Page 124, line 8, leave out ("prominent") 
193C     Page 124, line 8, after ("events") insert (", the hire of premises for the purposes of such events") 
193D     Page 124, line 10, leave out sub-paragraphs (13) and (14) 
193E     Page 124, line 27, leave out ("permanent staff") and insert ("staff (whether permanent or otherwise)") 
193F     Page 124, line 28, leave out ("reasonable") 
193G     Page 124, line 30, at end insert ("to the extent that the expenses are paid by the individual from his own resources and are not reimbursed to him") 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
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")
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
195A     Page 124, line 31, leave out from beginning to end of line 28 on page 125 
195B     Page 125, leave out lines 34 to 39 and insert ("as to the kinds of expenses which do, or do not, fall within Part I of this Schedule") 
195C     Page 126, line 27, leave out ("or II") 
  
Clause 68
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
195D     Page 43, line 22, leave out subsections (1) and (2) and insert--
        ("(1)  This section applies where, in the case of a registered party--
      (a)  either--
            (i)  property is transferred to the party free of charge or at a discount of more than 10 per cent. of its market value, or
            (ii)  property, services or facilities is or are provided for the use or benefit of the party free of charge or at a discount of more than 10 per cent. of the commercial rate for the use of the property or for the provision of the services or facilities, and
      (b)  the property, services or facilities is or are made use of by or on behalf of the party in circumstances such that, if any expenses were to be (or are) actually incurred by or on behalf of the party in respect of that use, they would be (or are) campaign expenditure incurred by or on behalf of the party.
        (1A)  Where this section applies, an amount of campaign expenditure determined in accordance with this section ("the appropriate amount") shall be treated, for the purposes of this Part, as incurred by the party during the period for which the property, services or facilities is or are made use of as mentioned in subsection (1)(b).
        This subsection has effect subject to subsection (6).
        (1B)  Where subsection (1)(a)(i) applies, the appropriate amount is such proportion of either--
      (a)  the market value of the property (where the property is transferred free of charge), or
      (b)  the difference between the market value of the property and the amount of expenses actually incurred by or on behalf of the party in respect of the property (where the property is transferred at a discount),
    as is reasonably attributable to the use made of the property as mentioned in subsection (1)(b).
        (1C)  Where subsection (1)(a)(ii) applies, the appropriate amount is such proportion of either--
      (a)  the commercial rate for the use of the property or the provision of the services or facilities (where the property, services or facilities is or are provided free of charge), or
      (b)  the difference between that commercial rate and the amount of expenses actually incurred by or on behalf of the party in respect of the use of the property or the provision of the services or facilities (where the property, services or facilities is or are provided at a discount),
    as is reasonably attributable to the use made of the property, services or facilities as mentioned in subsection (1)(b).")
 
  
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") 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
197A     Page 44, line 2, leave out ("and") and insert ("or") 
197B     Page 44, line 9, leave out subsection (4) and insert--
        ("(4)  Where an amount of campaign expenditure is treated, by virtue of subsection (1A), as incurred by or on behalf of a party during any period the whole or part of which falls within any period which is, in relation to the party, a relevant campaign period for the purposes of section 75, then--
      (a)  the amount mentioned in subsection (4A) shall be treated as incurred by or on behalf of the party during the relevant campaign period, and
      (b)  the treasurer or a deputy treasurer appointed under section 69 shall make a declaration of that amount,
    unless that amount is less than £200.
        (4A)  The amount mentioned in subsection (4) is such proportion of the appropriate amount (determined in accordance with subsection (1B) or (1C)) as reasonably represents the use made of the property, services or facilities as mentioned in subsection (1)(b) during the relevant campaign period.")
 
197C     Page 44, line 25, leave out subsection (7) and insert--
        ("(7)  In subsections (1), (1B), (1C) and (3) any reference to anything done by or in relation to a registered party includes a reference to anything done by or in relation to any accounting unit of the party; and section 46(4) and (6)(a) shall apply with any necessary modifications for the purpose of determining, for the purposes of subsection (1), whether property is transferred to a registered party or to any such unit.")
 
  
Clause 69
 
  
BY THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD RENNARD
 
197D     Page 44, line 29, leave out ("treasurers") and insert ("nominating officers") 
197E     Page 44, line 32, leave out ("treasurer") and insert ("nominating officer") 
197F     Page 44, line 39, leave out ("treasurer") and insert ("nominating officer") 
197G     Page 44, line 45, leave out ("treasurer") and insert ("nominating officer") 
  
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.")
 
  
BY THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD RENNARD
 
199A     Page 45, line 3, leave out ("treasurers") and insert ("nominating officers") 
199B     Page 45, line 5, leave out ("treasurer") and insert ("nominating officer") 
199C     Page 45, line 7, leave out ("treasurer") and insert ("nominating officer") 
199D     Page 45, line 8, leave out ("treasurer") and insert ("nominating officer") 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
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.")
 
  
BY THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD RENNARD
 
201A     Page 45, line 14, leave out ("treasurer") and insert ("nominating officer") 
  
Clause 70
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
201B     Page 45, line 24, at end insert--
        ("(  )  Where any expenses are incurred in contravention of subsection (1), the expenses shall not count for the purposes of sections 74 to 78 or Schedule 8 as campaign expenditure incurred by or on behalf of the party.")
 
  
Clause 71
 
  
BY THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD RENNARD
 
201C     Page 45, line 33, leave out ("£100") and insert ("£500") 
  
Clause 72
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
201D     Page 46, line 3, after ("party") insert ("during any period which is, in relation to the party, a relevant campaign period (within the meaning of section 75)") 
201E     Page 46, leave out lines 8 and 9 and insert ("not later than 21 days after the end of the relevant campaign period.") 
201F     Page 46, line 10, leave out from ("paid") to end of line 11 and insert ("not later than 42 days after the end of the relevant campaign period") 
201G     Page 46, line 26, at end insert--
        ("(  )  Subsection (2) is without prejudice to any rights of a creditor of a registered party to obtain payment before the end of the period allowed under that subsection.")
 
  
Clause 73
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
201H     Page 47, line 12, after ("party") insert ("as mentioned in section 72(1)") 
201J     Page 47, line 16, leave out ("section 72(1)") and insert ("that provision") 
201K     Page 47, line 25, leave out subsection (3) 
201L     Page 47, line 32, after ("claim") insert ("(whether it is disputed or otherwise) which is") 
  
Clause 74
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
201M     Page 47, line 34, leave out subsection (1) 
201N     Page 47, line 40, leave out (", in connection with such elections,") 
201P     Page 48, line 1, leave out subsection (3) 
201Q     Page 48, line 8, leave out ("any limit imposed by Schedule 8") and insert ("that limit") 
201R     Page 48, line 11, leave out ("any campaign") and insert ("the") 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
202     Page 48, line 15, leave out paragraph (b) 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
202A     Page 48, line 23, at end insert--
        ("(6)  Where--
      (a)  at any time before the beginning of any relevant campaign period (within the meaning of section 75), any expenses within section 67(2)(a) are incurred by or on behalf of a registered party in respect of any property, services or facilities, but
      (b)  the property, services or facilities is or are made use of by or on behalf of the party during the relevant campaign period in circumstances such that, had any expenses been incurred in respect of that use during that period, they would by virtue of section 67(2)(a) have constituted campaign expenditure incurred by or on behalf of the party during that period,
    the appropriate proportion of the expenses mentioned in paragraph (a) shall be treated for the purposes of this section, sections 75 to 78 and Schedule 8 as campaign expenditure incurred by or on behalf of the party during that period.
        (7)  For the purposes of subsection (6) the appropriate proportion of the expenses mentioned in paragraph (a) of that subsection is such proportion of those expenses as is reasonably attributable to the use made of the property, services or facilities as mentioned in paragraph (b).")
 
  
Schedule 8
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
202B     Page 127, line 14, leave out ("registered party") and insert ("party registered in the Great Britain register") 
202C     Page 127, line 15, leave out (", Wales and Northern Ireland") and insert ("and Wales") 
202D     Page 127, line 17, leave out ("the United Kingdom") and insert ("Great Britain") 
202E     Page 127, line 17, at end insert ("; and
      (b)  campaign expenditure incurred by or on behalf of a party registered in the Northern Ireland register shall be attributed solely to Northern Ireland.")
 
202F     Page 127, line 18, leave out sub-paragraph (2) 
202G     Page 127, line 30, leave out ("the United Kingdom") and insert ("Great Britain") 
202H     Page 127, line 36, leave out ("the United Kingdom") and insert ("Great Britain") 
202J     Page 127, line 40, leave out ("the United Kingdom)") and insert ("Great Britain)") 
202K     Page 128, leave out lines 4 to 8 and insert--
        ("(1)  This paragraph imposes limits in relation to campaign expenditure incurred by or on behalf of a registered party which contests one or more constituencies at a parliamentary general election.
        (2)  Where a registered party contests one or more constituencies in England, Scotland or Wales, the limit applying to campaign expenditure which is incurred by or on behalf of the party in the relevant period in that part of Great Britain is--")
 
  
BY THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD RENNARD
 
203     Page 128, line 9, leave out ("£30,000") and insert ("£22,500") 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
203A     Page 128, line 10, leave out ("the United Kingdom") and insert ("Great Britain") 
203B     Page 128, line 16, leave out from beginning to ("party") in line 17 and insert ("Where a registered party contests one or more constituencies in Northern Ireland, the limit applying to campaign expenditure which is incurred by or on behalf of the") 
  
BY THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD RENNARD
 
204     Page 128, line 17, leave out ("£30,000") and insert ("£22,500") 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
204A     Page 128, line 18, at end insert--
        ("(4A)  Sub-paragraph (4B) applies to a registered party in a case where at the election a candidate stands for election in any constituency in the name of that party and one or more other registered parties.
        (4B)  In such a case, the amount applying to the party in respect of the constituency under sub-paragraph (2)(a) or (4) (as the case may be) shall, instead of being the amount specified in that provision, be that amount divided by the number of registered parties in whose name the candidate stands for election as mentioned in sub-paragraph (4A).")
 
  
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)") 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
205A     Page 128, line 29, leave out sub-paragraph (1) and insert--
        ("(1)  This paragraph imposes limits in relation to campaign expenditure incurred by or on behalf of a registered party which stands for election or (as the case may be) in whose name candidates stand for election at a general election to the European Parliament.")
 
205B     Page 129, line 2, leave out sub-paragraph (1) and insert--
        ("(1)  This paragraph imposes limits in relation to campaign expenditure incurred by or on behalf of a registered party which contests one or more constituencies or regions at an ordinary or extraordinary general election to the Scottish Parliament.")
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
206     Page 129, line 11, leave out from second ("the") to ("where") in line 12 and insert ("first day of the relevant election period") 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
206A     Page 129, line 30, leave out sub-paragraph (1) and insert--
        ("(1)  This paragraph imposes limits in relation to campaign expenditure incurred by or on behalf of a registered party which contests one or more constituencies or regions at an ordinary election to the Welsh Assembly.")
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
207     Page 129, line 39, leave out from second ("the") to ("where") in line 40 and insert ("first day of the relevant election period") 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
207A     Page 130, line 2, leave out sub-paragraph (1) and insert--
        ("(1)  This paragraph imposes limits in relation to campaign expenditure incurred by or on behalf of a registered party which contests one or more constituencies at an ordinary or extraordinary general election to the Northern Ireland Assembly.")
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
208     Page 130, line 29, leave out paragraphs 8 to 11 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
208A     Page 130, leave out lines 32 to 35 and insert--
        ("(1)  This paragraph applies where (apart from this paragraph)--
      (a)  separate limits would apply as follows to campaign expenditure incurred by or on behalf of a registered party in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland (as the case may be), namely--
            (i)  under paragraph 4 in relation to a general election to the European Parliament; and
            (ii)  under paragraph 5, 6 or 7 in relation to an election within that paragraph; and
      (b)  any part of the period which would be the relevant period for the purposes of paragraph 4 falls within any part of the period which would be the relevant period for the purposes of paragraph 5, 6 or 7.
        (1A)  In such a case--")
 
208B     Page 130, line 38, leave out from first ("of") to ("(as") in line 39 and insert ("the party in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland") 
208C     Page 130, line 43, leave out ("a registered") and insert ("the") 
208D     Page 130, line 43, after ("period") insert ("for the purposes of this paragraph") 
208E     Page 131, line 1, leave out ("(except in the context of a period mentioned in sub-paragraph (1))") 
208F     Page 131, leave out lines 6 to 11 
208G     Page 131, line 13, leave out sub-paragraph (1) and insert--
        ("(1)  This paragraph applies where--
      (a)  separate limits would (apart from this paragraph) apply as follows to campaign expenditure incurred by or on behalf of a registered party in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland (as the case may be), namely--
            (i)  under paragraph 3 in relation to a parliamentary general election; and
            (ii)  under paragraph 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 in relation to an election or elections within that paragraph; and
      (b)  the parliamentary general election is pending during any part of the period in relation to which the limit imposed by paragraph 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 would (apart from this paragraph) apply.
        (1A)  In such a case--
      (a)  neither paragraph 3, nor paragraph 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 (as the case may be) shall apply to the expenditure mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)(a); and
      (b)  the limit or limits imposed by this paragraph shall apply to it instead.")
 
208H     Page 131, line 23, after ("period") insert ("for the purposes of this sub-paragraph") 
208J     Page 131, line 46, leave out from ("Where") to ("the") in line 48 and insert ("sub-paragraph (1)(a)(i) is applicable in the case of each of two parliamentary general elections which are pending during different parts of any such period as is mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)(b),") 
208K     Page 132, leave out lines 31 to 43 
208L     Page 132, line 45, leave out from beginning to end of line 5 on page 133 and insert--
        ("(1)  This paragraph applies where--
      (a)  a limit under paragraph 9 would (apart from this paragraph) apply to campaign expenditure incurred by or on behalf of a registered party in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland (as the case may be) in relation to a period that would either be--
            (i)  a relevant period for the purposes of paragraph 9(2), or
            (ii)  a first relevant period for the purposes of paragraph 9(4); and
      (b)  another limit under paragraph 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 applies to campaign expenditure incurred by or on behalf of the party in that part of the United Kingdom in relation to a period ("the other campaign period") which is not a period during which the parliamentary general election is pending but which either--
 
 
    (i) falls wholly within, or

    (ii) ends at any time falling within,

    the period mentioned in paragraph (a).

 
 
        (2)  In such a case--")
 
208M     Page 133, line 11, leave out ("a registered") and insert ("the") 
208N     Page 133, leave out lines 28 to 33 
208P     Page 133, leave out lines 36 to 45 and insert--
        ("(1)  This paragraph applies where--
      (a)  a limit under paragraph 3 would (apart from this paragraph) apply to campaign expenditure incurred by or on behalf of a registered party in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland (as the case may be);
      (b)  another limit under paragraph 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 applies to campaign expenditure incurred by or on behalf of the party in that part of the United Kingdom in relation to any period ("the other campaign period") which either--
            (i)  falls wholly within, or
            (ii)  ends at any time falling within,
 
 
    the period which would (apart from this paragraph) be the relevant period for the purposes of paragraph 3 in relation to the parliamentary general election; and
 
 
      (c)  paragraph 9 does not apply in connection with that expenditure.
        (2)  In such a case--")
 
208Q     Page 134, line 2, leave out ("a registered") and insert ("the") 
208R     Page 134, leave out lines 34 to 42 
208S     Page 134, leave out lines 43 to 49 
  
Clause 75
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
208T     Page 48, line 41, leave out from second ("the") to second ("that") in line 43 and insert ("relevant election (or, as the case may be, the polls for the relevant elections)") 
208U     Page 49, line 10, leave out (" 68(1)") and insert (" 68") 
  
Clause 76
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
208V     Page 49, line 32, leave out ("an auditor appointed") and insert ("the appointment of an auditor") 
  
Clause 78
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
208W     Page 50, line 24, leave out from ("71") to end of line 27 
  
Clause 80
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
208X     Page 51, line 8, leave out subsections (2) and (3) and insert--
        ("(2)  Controlled expenditure", in relation to a third party, means (subject to section 82) expenses incurred by or on behalf of the third party in connection with the production or publication of election material which is made available to the public at large or any section of the public (in whatever form and by whatever means).
        (2A)  Election material" is material which can reasonably be regarded as intended to--
      (a)  promote or procure electoral success at any relevant election for--
            (i)  one or more particular registered parties,
            (ii)  one or more registered parties who advocate (or do not advocate) particular policies or who otherwise fall within a particular category of such parties, or
            (iii)  candidates who hold (or do not hold) particular opinions or who advocate (or do not advocate) particular policies or who otherwise fall within a particular category of candidates, or
      (b)  otherwise enhance the standing--
            (i)  of any such party or parties, or
            (ii)  of any such candidates,
 
 
    with the electorate in connection with future relevant elections (whether imminent or otherwise);
 
 
    and any such material is election material even though it can reasonably be regarded as intended to achieve any other purpose as well.
        (2B)  For the purposes of subsection (2A)--
      (a)  the reference to electoral success at any relevant election is a reference--
            (i)  in relation to a registered party, to the return at any such election of candidates standing in the name of the party or included in a list of candidates submitted by the party in connection with the election, and
            (ii)  in relation to candidates, to their return at any such election; and
      (b)  the reference to doing any of the things mentioned in paragraph (a) or (as the case may be) paragraph (b) of that subsection includes doing so by prejudicing the electoral prospects at the election of other parties or candidates or (as the case may be) by prejudicing the standing with the electorate of other parties or candidates;
    and, for the purpose of determining whether any material is election material, it is immaterial that it does not expressly mention the name of any party or candidate.")
 
208Y     Page 51, leave out lines 40 to 43 and insert--
      ("(a)  if the third party is an individual, that individual;
      (b)  if the third party is a registered party--
            (i)  the treasurer of the party, or
            (ii)  in the case of a minor party, the person for the time being notified to the Commission by the party in accordance with section 83(3)(b)(iii); and
      (c)  otherwise, the person or officer for the time being notified to the Commission by the third party in accordance with section 83(3)(c)(ii).")
 
208YA     Page 52, leave out lines 1 and 2 and insert--
      ("(b)  subject to subsection (7A), any registered party.
        (7A)  In connection with the application of subsection (2) in relation to expenses incurred by or on behalf of a third party which is a registered party, any reference in subsection (2A) to a registered party or registered parties or to any candidates does not include--
      (a)  the party itself, or
      (b)  any candidates standing in the name of the party at any relevant election or included in any list submitted by the party in connection with any such election,
    as the case may be.")
 
208YB     Page 52, line 2, at end insert--
        ("(  )  In this section "candidates" includes future candidates, whether identifiable or not.")
 
  
Clause 81
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
208YC     Page 52, line 3, leave out subsections (1) and (2) and insert--
        ("(1)  This section applies where, in the case of a third party--
      (a)  either--
            (i)  property is transferred to the third party free of charge or at a discount of more than 10 per cent. of its market value, or
            (ii)  property, services or facilities is or are provided for the use or benefit of the third party free of charge or at a discount of more than 10 per cent. of the commercial rate for the use of the property or for the provision of the services or facilities, and
      (b)  the property, services or facilities is or are made use of by or on behalf of the third party in circumstances such that, if any expenses were to be (or are) actually incurred by or on behalf of the third party in respect of that use, they would be (or are) controlled expenditure incurred by or on behalf of the third party.
        (1A)  Where this section applies, an amount of controlled expenditure determined in accordance with this section ("the appropriate amount") shall be treated, for the purposes of this Part, as incurred by the third party during the period for which the property, services or facilities is or are made use of as mentioned in subsection (1)(b).
        This subsection has effect subject to section 82.
        (1B)  Where subsection (1)(a)(i) applies, the appropriate amount is such proportion of either--
      (a)  the market value of the property (where the property is transferred free of charge), or
      (b)  the difference between the market value of the property and the amount of expenses actually incurred by or on behalf of the third party in respect of the property (where the property is transferred at a discount),
    as is reasonably attributable to the use made of the property as mentioned in subsection (1)(b).
        (1C)  Where subsection (1)(a)(ii) applies, the appropriate amount is such proportion of either--
      (a)  the commercial rate for the use of the property or the provision of the services or facilities (where the property, services or facilities is or are provided free of charge), or
      (b)  the difference between that commercial rate and the amount of expenses actually incurred by or on behalf of the third party in respect of the use of the property or the provision of the services or facilities (where the property, services or facilities is or are provided at a discount),
    as is reasonably attributable to the use made of the property, services or facilities as mentioned in subsection (1)(b).")
 
208YD     Page 52, line 30, leave out ("and") and insert ("or") 
208YE     Page 52, line 37, leave out subsection (4) and insert--
        ("(4)  Where an amount of controlled expenditure is treated, by virtue of subsection (1A), as incurred by or on behalf of a third party during any period the whole or part of which falls within any period which is a regulated period (as defined by section 89(6)(a)), then--
      (a)  the amount mentioned in subsection (4A) shall be treated as incurred by or on behalf of the third party during the regulated period, and
      (b)  if a return falls to be prepared under section 91 in respect of controlled expenditure incurred by or on behalf of the third party during that period, the responsible person shall make a declaration of that amount,
    unless that amount is less than £200.
        (4A)  The amount mentioned in subsection (4) is such proportion of the appropriate amount (determined in accordance with subsection (1B) or (1C)) as reasonably represents the use made of the property, services or facilities as mentioned in subsection (1)(b) during the regulated period.")
 
208YF     Page 52, line 45, at end insert--
        ("(  )  Paragraph 2(3) and (4)(a) of Schedule 10 shall apply with any necessary modifications for the purpose of determining, for the purposes of subsection (1), whether property is transferred to a third party.")
 
  
Clause 82
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
208YG     Page 53, line 5, leave out ("(otherwise than by the third party)") 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
209     Page 53, line 7, leave out sub-paragraph (i) 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
209A     Page 53, line 10, leave out from ("of") to end of line 12 and insert ("expenses falls (in accordance with any enactment) to be included in a return as to election expenses in respect of a candidate or candidates at a particular election,") 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
210     Page 53, line 15, leave out paragraph (a) 
  
Clause 83
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
210A     Page 53, line 34, leave out paragraphs (a) to (c) and insert ("the third party is--
      (a)  an individual resident in the United Kingdom or registered in an electoral register (as defined by section 49(8)),
      (b)  a registered party, or
      (c)  a body falling within any of paragraphs (b) and (d) to (f) of section 49(2).")
 
210B     Page 53, line 41, at end insert ("or (if he has no such address in the United Kingdom) his home address elsewhere") 
210C     Page 53, line 43, leave out from beginning to end of line 15 on page 54 and insert--
      ("(b)  if given by a registered party, state--
            (i)  the party's registered name,
            (ii)  the address of its registered headquarters, and
            (iii)  (in the case of a minor party) the name of the person who will be responsible for compliance on the part of the party with the provisions of Chapter II,
 
 
    and be signed by the responsible officers of the party (within the meaning of section 59); and
 
 
      (c)  if given by a body falling within any of paragraphs (b) and (d) to (f) of section 49(2), state--
            (i)  all such details in respect of the body as are required by virtue of any of sub-paragraphs (4) and (6) to (8) of paragraph 2 of Schedule 5 to be given in respect of such a body as the donor of a recordable donation, and
            (ii)  the name of the person or officer who will be responsible for compliance on the part of the body with the provisions of Chapter II,
 
 
    and be signed by the body's secretary or a person who acts in a similar capacity in relation to the body.")
 
210D     Page 54, line 18, leave out ("relevant notification date") and insert ("date on which it is received by the Commission") 
210E     Page 55, line 4, leave out subsection (9) 
  
Clause 85
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
210F     Page 55, line 28, at end insert--
        ("(  )  Where, in the case of a recognised third party that is a registered party, any expenses are incurred in contravention of subsection (1), the expenses shall not count for the purposes of sections 89 to 94 or Schedule 9 as controlled expenditure incurred by or on behalf of the recognised third party.")
 
  
Clause 87
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
210G     Page 56, line 9, after ("party") insert ("during any period which is a regulated period (as defined by section 89(6)(a))") 
210H     Page 56, leave out lines 14 and 15 and insert ("not later than 21 days after the end of the regulated period") 
210J     Page 56, line 16, leave out from ("paid") to end of line 17 and insert ("not later than 42 days after the end of the regulated period") 
210K     Page 56, line 32, at end insert--
        ("(  )  Subsection (2) is without prejudice to any rights of a creditor of a recognised third party to obtain payment before the end of the period allowed under that subsection.")
 
210L     Page 56, line 38, at end insert ("; and
      (  )  any reference to the treasurer or deputy treasurer of the registered party were a reference to the responsible person in relation to the recognised third party.")
 
  
Clause 88
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
210M     Page 56, line 41, after ("party") insert ("as mentioned in section 87(1)") 
210N     Page 57, line 3, leave out ("section 87(1)") and insert ("that provision") 
210P     Page 57, line 12, leave out subsection (3) 
210Q     Page 57, line 16, leave out ("Subsections (4) to (7) of section 72") and insert ("For the purposes of this section--
      (a)  subsections (4) and (5) of section 87")
 
210R     Page 57, line 19, after ("claim") insert ("(whether it is disputed or otherwise) which is") 
210S     Page 57, line 19, leave out (" 72(1)") and insert (" 87(1); and
      (b)  subsections (6) and (7) of section 72 shall apply as if any reference to subsection (4) of that section were a reference to section 87(4) as applied by paragraph (a) above.")
 
  
Clause 89
 
  
BY THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD RENNARD
 
210T     Page 58, line 8, leave out ("£10,000") and insert ("£2,000") 
210U     Page 58, line 9, leave out ("£5,000") and insert ("£1,000") 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
210V     Page 58, line 9, at end insert--
        ("(5A)  Where--
      (a)  at any time before the beginning of any regulated period any expenses within section 80(2) are incurred by or on behalf of a third party in respect of any property, services or facilities, but
      (b)  the property, services or facilities is or are made use of by or on behalf of the third party during the regulated period in circumstances such that, had any expenses been incurred in respect of that use during that period, they would by virtue of section 80(2) have constituted controlled expenditure incurred by or on behalf of the third party during that period,
    the appropriate proportion of the expenses mentioned in paragraph (a) shall be treated for the purposes of this section, sections 91 to 94 and Schedule 9 as controlled expenditure incurred by or on behalf of the third party during that period.
        (5B)  For the purposes of subsection (5A) the appropriate proportion of the expenses mentioned in paragraph (a) of that subsection is such proportion of those expenses as is reasonably attributable to the use made of the property, services or facilities as mentioned in paragraph (b).")
 
210W     Page 58, line 10, leave out ("Chapter") and insert ("this section, sections 91 to 94 and Schedule 9") 
  
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") 
 
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