Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill -
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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135     [Withdrawn] 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141     [Withdrawn] 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.
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
 
146B*     Insert the following new Clause--
 
    ("  .--(1)  The Commission shall keep and make available in electronic form to all registered parties a national register (in this Act referred to as "the national register") of all individuals for the time being registered in an electoral register.
 
    (2)  Any donation received by a registered party shall be regarded as being received from a permissible donor if it was received from an individual appearing in the national register at the time of its receipt by the party, whether or not that individual was registered in an electoral register at the time the donation was received by the party.
 
    (3)  Any donation received by a registered party shall be regarded as being received from a permissible donor if it was received from an individual registered in an electoral register at the time of its receipt by the party, whether or not that individual appeared in the national register at the time the donation was received by the party.
 
    (4)  In this section, the term "electoral register" has the same meaning as in Section 49.")
Commission to keep a national electoral register.
  
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) 
153A*     Page 33, line 12, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  It shall be a defence that the registered party received the donation in good faith and without knowledge that it was an impermissible donation and has changed its position in reliance on receipt of the donation such that it would be inequitable to make an order under subsection (2).")
 
  
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.")
1986 c. 53.
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. 
 
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