Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill -
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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.")
 
 
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