Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill -
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Clause 135
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
     Page 87, leave out lines 10 to 12 and insert--
    ("(b)  the restrictions and other requirements imposed by other enactments in relation to--
          (i)  election expenses incurred by or on behalf of candidates at elections, or
          (ii)  donations to such candidates or their election agents.")
 
     Page 87, line 14, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In this section and sections 136 and 138--
    election" means a relevant election for the purposes of Part II;
    election agent" includes a sub-agent.")
 
  
Clause 136
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
     Page 88, line 34, leave out from ("to") to ("as") in line 35 and insert ("the income and expenditure of candidates within paragraph (b) of that subsection and their election agents") 
     Page 88, line 37, leave out from ("with") to end of line 39 and insert ("restrictions and other requirements falling within section 135(1)(b),") 
  
Clause 137
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
     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") 
  
Clause 138
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
     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") 
     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.")
 
     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).")
 
     Page 91, line 17, after ("is") insert ("a regulated donee,") 
     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;") 
     Page 91, line 21, at end insert--
          ("(  )  a regulated donee which is a members association,")
 
     Page 91, line 24, at end insert ("a person who is (or has been)") 
     Page 91, line 25, after ("party") insert ("(other than a minor party)") 
     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,")
 
     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,")
 
     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
 
     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 BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
     Page 174, leave out lines 21 to 24 
     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") 
     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")
 
  
Clause 148
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
     Page 95, line 37, after ("elections)") insert (", or
    (b)  of provisions amending any of those provisions,")
 
  
Clause 150
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
     Page 96, line 12, at end insert--
    (""body", without more, means a body corporate or any combination of persons or other unincorporated association;")
 
     Page 96, line 13, at end insert--
    (""business" includes every trade, profession and occupation;")
 
     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;") 
     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.")
 
  
Schedule 20
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
     Page 177, line 24, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In section 201 (regulations)--
    (a)  in subsection (2), after "section 29(8)" insert "or 110(7)"; and
    (b)  after subsection (2) insert--
        (3)  Any regulations under section 110(7) above shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament."  ")
 
     Page 180, line 23, leave out from beginning to ("at") in line 24 and insert ("--(1) Section 11 of that Act (revision of procedures in the light of pilot schemes) is amended as follows.
 
    (2)")
 
     Page 180, line 26, at end insert--
 
    ("(3)  In subsection (4), for the words from "the report" onwards substitute "every report under section 10 which relates to a scheme making provision similar to that made by the order."  ")
 
  
Schedule 21
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
     Page 180, line 45, column 3, at end insert-- 
 ("In section 73, subsection (4), and in subsection (6) the words from ", or pays" to "as mentioned above,".")  
     Page 180, line 45, column 3, at end insert-- 
 ("Section 75(1B) and (1C).")  
     Page 181, column 3, leave out lines 2 to 4 
     Page 181, line 4, column 3, at end insert-- 
  ("In section 81, subsection (4), in subsection (7) the words from "; and" onwards, and subsection (11).")  
     Page 181, column 3, leave out lines 10 and 11 
     Page 181, line 25, column 3, at end insert-- 
  (", and

(b) in the form of declarations, the words in paragraph 3 "in relation to my [the candidate's] personal expenses" and paragraph 4.")
 
     Page 181, line 26, column 3, leave out ("and (4)") and insert ("to (5)") 
     Page 181, line 26, column 3, at end insert-- 
  ("In Schedule 3, paragraphs 6 and 7.") 
  
In the Title
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
     Line 8, after ("1985;") insert ("to make pre-consolidation amendments relating to European Parliamentary elections;") 
   
 
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