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Amendments to the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill

Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Amendments to the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill to be moved on Report in the House of Lords.

  
After Clause 9
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  It shall be a defence for a person charged with--
    (a)  an offence under this Act, or
    (b)  an offence committed in connection with a relevant election (within the meaning of Part II),
to prove that he acted in accordance with advice given to him by the Commission.")
Defence for a person charged with an offence under this Act.
  
Clause 12
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Page 9, line 15, leave out paragraph (c) 
     Page 9, line 24, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Nothing in this section shall be interpreted as allowing the Commission (or any body to which a grant is made by the Commission under subsection (4) to use such a grant) to promote public awareness in any part of the United Kingdom of a system of local or national government that is not in force or pending (as defined in subsection (2)) in that part of the United Kingdom, even if such a system of local or national government is in force or pending in another part of the United Kingdom.")
 
     Page 9, line 29, leave out from beginning to end of line 33 
     Page 9, line 35, leave out ("(whether by making grants or otherwise)") 
  
Clause 16
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Page 11, line 41, leave out ("(Boundary Commissions: transfer of functions)") and insert ("15") 
  
Clause 32
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Page 25, line 2, leave out paragraph (c) and insert--
    ("(c)  Schedule 23 and section 34;")
 
 
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