Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill -
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Clause 137
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
 
281D     Page 89, line 9, at end insert ("without reasonable excuse") 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
282     Page 89, line 9, at end insert--
    ("(za)  the requirements of section (Notification of changes in party's officers etc.)(4) or (Registration of minor parties)(3) are not complied with in relation to any notification required to be given by the treasurer or (as the case may be) registered leader of a registered party;")
 
283     Page 89, leave out lines 17 and 18 and insert ("any notification required to be given by the treasurer of a registered party;") 
284     Page 89, leave out lines 34 to 38 and insert--
    ("(a)  the end of the period within which--
          (i)  the notification mentioned in subsection (1)(za) or (c) was required to be given to the Commission, or
          (ii)  the document mentioned in subsection (1)(a), (b), (d), (e) or (f) was required to be delivered to them,")
 
285     Page 90, line 7, leave out from ("subsection") to ("a") in line 9 and insert ("(3)(a)") 
286     [Withdrawn] 
286A     Page 90, line 21, leave out ("(3)(a)(i) shall be read as referring to") and insert ("(3)(a) shall be read as referring to the end of") 
287     Page 90, line 32, leave out ("(1)(a)") and insert ("(1)(za) or (a)") 
  
Clause 138
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
287A     Page 90, line 43, after ("individual") insert ("which is or is liable to be required to be produced for inspection under section 136(1), and does so") 
287B     Page 91, line 15, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In subsections (1) to (3) any reference to a supervised organisation or individual includes a reference to a former supervised organisation or individual.")
 
287C     Page 91, line 15, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Subsections (1) and (3) shall apply in relation to a person who is (or has been)--
    (a)  a candidate at an election (other than a local government election in Scotland), or
    (b)  the election agent for such a candidate,
as they apply in relation to a supervised individual (or a former supervised individual), except that in their application in relation to any such person any reference to any of the provisions of this Act includes a reference to any other enactment imposing any restriction or other requirement falling within section 135(1)(b).")
 
287D     Page 91, line 17, after ("is") insert ("a regulated donee,") 
287E     Page 91, leave out line 21 and insert ("or (in the case of such a party with accounting units) the central organisation of the party or any of its accounting units;") 
287F     Page 91, line 21, at end insert--
          ("(  )  a regulated donee which is a members association,")
 
287G     Page 91, line 24, at end insert ("a person who is (or has been)") 
287H     Page 91, line 25, after ("party") insert ("(other than a minor party)") 
287J     Page 91, line 25, leave out from ("or") to end of line 26 and insert ("the central organisation of such a party, the treasurer of the party,
          (  )  in relation to any accounting unit of such a party, the registered treasurer of the unit,")
 
287K     Page 91, line 26, at end insert--
          ("(  )  in relation to a regulated donee which is a members association, the responsible person for the purposes of Schedule 6,")
 
287L     Page 91, line 30, at end insert--
    ("(  )  regulated donee" and "members association" have the same meaning as in Schedule 6;")
 
  
Clause 139
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
288     Page 91, line 36, leave out ("21") and insert ("(The new registers)") 
288A     Page 92, line 14, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Where any register falling within subsection (1) or any document falling within subsection (6) is held by the Commission in electronic form, any copy--
    (a)  made available for public inspection under subsection (2), or
    (b)  supplied under subsection (4),
must be made available, or (as the case may be) supplied, in a legible form.")
 
  
Schedule 19
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
289     Page 172, line 14, column 2, leave out ("or 6 months") 
290     Page 172, line 15, column 2, leave out ("or 1 year") 
291     Page 172, line 17, column 2, leave out ("or 6 months") 
292     Page 172, line 18, column 2, leave out ("or 1 year") 
293     Page 172, line 20, column 2, leave out ("or 6 months") 
294     Page 172, line 21, column 2, leave out ("or 1 year") 
295     Page 172, line 23, column 2, leave out ("or 6 months") 
296     Page 172, line 24, column 2, leave out ("or 1 year") 
297     Page 172, line 26, column 2, leave out ("or 6 months") 
298     Page 172, line 27, column 2, leave out ("or 1 year") 
299     Page 172, line 37, column 1, leave out ("63(5)") and insert ("63(5)(a) and (b)") 
300     Page 172, line 38, column 1, leave out ("; false declaration about such donations") 
301     Page 172, line 38, column 2, leave out ("or 6 months") 
302     Page 172, line 39, column 2, leave out ("or 1 year") 
303     Page 172, line 39, at end insert-- 
 ("Section 63(5)(c) (making a false declaration about multiple small donations)On summary conviction: statutory maximum or 6 months

On indictment: fine or 1 year")

 
304     Page 174, line 10, column 2, leave out ("or 6 months") 
305     Page 174, line 11, column 2, leave out ("or 1 year") 
306     Page 174, line 16, column 2, leave out ("or 6 months") 
307     Page 174, line 17, column 2, leave out ("or 1 year") 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
307A     Page 174, leave out lines 21 to 24 
307B     Page 175, line 20, column 1, leave out from ("Section") to ("without") in line 21 and insert ("(Details to appear on referendum material) (8) or (9) (printing or publishing referendum material") 
307C     Page 175, line 22, at end insert-- 
 
("Section (Details to appear on election material) (8) or (9) (printing or publishing election material without details of printer or publisher) On summary conviction: Level 5")
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
308     Page 175, line 40, column 2, leave out ("or 6 months") 
309     Page 175, line 41, column 2, leave out ("or 1 year") 
310     Page 175, line 46, column 2, leave out ("or 6 months") 
311     Page 175, line 47, column 2, leave out ("or one year") 
312     Page 176, line 13, column 2, leave out ("or 6 months") 
313     Page 176, line 14, column 2, leave out ("or 1 year") 
  
Clause 146
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
313A     Page 95, line 4, leave out ("15(6)") and insert ("(Transfer of functions of Boundary Commissions)(3)") 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
314     Page 95, line 4, leave out ("or 151(2)") 
315     Page 95, line 6, at end insert ("; or
    (c)  any order under section 151(2) that does not contain any provision of the type specified in section 151(5)")
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
315A     Page 95, line 7, at end insert--
    ("(  )  section (Sponsorship)(4),")
 
316     Page 95, line 8, at end insert--
    ("(  )  section 65(1),")
 
316A     Page 95, line 12, at end insert--
    ("(  )  paragraph 2A(4) of Schedule 6,")
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
317     Page 95, line 12, at end insert--
    ("(  )  section 151(2) that contains any provision of the type specified in section 151(5);")
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
317A     Page 95, line 13, leave out ("or paragraph 7 of Schedule 12,") and insert--
    ("(  )  paragraph 2A(4) of Schedule 10,
    (  )  paragraph 7 of Schedule 12,")
 
317B     Page 95, line 14, at end insert ("; or
    (  (  )  paragraph 2A(4) of Schedule 14;")
 
  
Clause 148
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
317C     Page 95, line 37, after ("elections)") insert (", or
    (b)  of provisions amending any of those provisions,")
 
317D     Page 95, line 39, leave out subsection (4) 
  
Clause 150
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
317E     Page 96, line 12, at end insert--
    (""body", without more, means a body corporate or any combination of persons or other unincorporated association;")
 
317F     Page 96, line 13, at end insert--
    (""business" includes every trade, profession and occupation;")
 
318     Page 96, line 24, at end insert--
    (""the Great Britain register" and "the Northern Ireland register" mean the registers of political parties referred to in section (The new registers)(2)(a) and (b) respectively;")
 
318A     Page 96, line 30, at end insert ("or an election under Part II of the Local Government Act 2000 for the return of an elected mayor") 
319     Page 96, line 33, at end insert--
    (""minor party" means (in accordance with section (Registration of minor parties)(1)) a party registered in the Great Britain register in pursuance of a declaration falling within section 25(1A)(d);")
 
319A     Page 97, line 7, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  References in this Act (in whatever terms) to payments out of public funds are references to any of the following, namely--
    (a)  payments out of--
          (i)  the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom, the Scottish Consolidated Fund or the Consolidated Fund of Northern Ireland, or
          (ii)  money provided by Parliament or appropriated by Act of the Northern Ireland Assembly;
    (b)  payments by--
          (i)  any Minister of the Crown, the Scottish Ministers or any Minister within the meaning of the Northern Ireland Act 1998,
          (ii)  any government department (including a Northern Ireland department) or any part of the Scottish Administration, or
          (iii)  the National Assembly for Wales;
    (c)  payments by the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body or the Northern Ireland Assembly Commission; and
    (d)  payments by the Electoral Commission;
and references in this Act (in whatever terms) to expenses met, or things provided, out of public funds are references to expenses met, or things provided, by means of any such payments.")
 
  
After Clause 150
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
319B     Insert the following new Clause--
 
    ("  .--(1) This section has effect for the purposes of the provisions of this Act relating to donations.
 
    (2)  Where any provision of this Act refers to a donation for the purpose of meeting a particular kind of expenses incurred by or on behalf of a person of a particular description--
    (a)  the reference includes a reference to a donation for the purpose of securing that any such expenses are not so incurred; and
    (b)  a donation shall be taken to be a donation for either of those purposes if, having regard to all the circumstances, it must be reasonably assumed to be such a donation.
    (3)  Subsections (4) and (5) apply to any provision of this Act which provides, in relation to a person of a particular description ("the donee"), that money spent (otherwise than by or on behalf of the donee) in paying any expenses incurred directly or indirectly by the donee is to constitute a donation to the donee.
 
    (4)  The reference in any such provision to money so spent is a reference to money so spent by a person, other than the donee, out of his own resources (with no right to reimbursement out of the resources of the donee).
 
    (5)  Where by virtue of any such provision any amount of money so spent constitutes a donation to the donee, the donee shall be treated as receiving an equivalent amount on the date on which the money is paid to the creditor in respect of the expenses in question.")
Interpretation: donations.
 
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