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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.

  
Clause 3
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Page 3, line 4, after ("officer") insert ("or employee") 
     Page 3, line 9, after ("officer") insert ("or employee") 
  
Clause 7
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
 
     Page 5, line 46, at end insert--
    ("(  )  an order under section 17A(3) of the Greater London Authority Act 1999 (free delivery of election addresses at elections to the Greater London Authority);")
 
  
Clause 21
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Page 15, line 11, at end insert ("; or
    (c)  the description of the candidate given in his nomination paper includes the word `Independent' and no more than five other words which do not contravene the restrictions laid down in section 26 (4) (a), (c), (d), (e) and (f)")
 
  
Clause 23
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Page 17, line 4, after ("expenditure") insert ("(including any campaign expenditure and referendum expenses incurred by constituent or affiliated organisations to which section 24(8) applies)") 
  
Clause 24
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Page 18, line 37, leave out ("For the purposes of this section") and insert ("Except for the purposes of Parts V and VII,") 
  
Clause 25
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Page 19, line 37, at end insert ("or to such other person as may be specified to the Commission in writing by the treasurer of the party") 
  
Clause 27
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Page 22, line 2, at end insert--
 
    ("(5)  The Secretary of State may by order, made on the recommendation of the Commission, vary the maximum number of emblems that may be included in a request for registration under subsection (1).
 
    (6)  An order made under subsection (5) may not provide for the maximum number of registered emblems that may be included in a request for registration under subsection (1) to be less than three.")
 
  
Clause 29
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Page 23, line 21, leave out ("14") and insert ("21") 
     Page 23, line 25, leave out ("28") and insert ("42") 
  
Clause 32
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Page 25, line 29, leave out subsections (7) and (8) 
  
Clause 50
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Page 37, line 7, at end insert--
          ("(i)  the provision of any money, services or facilities to a registered party for the purpose of educating members of the party")
 
  
Clause 52
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Page 38, line 19, at end insert--
    ("(  )  an individual registered in the register maintained by the Commission under section (Commission to maintain register of eligible voters for the purpose of donations);")
 
  
After Clause 52
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  The Commission shall maintain a register of individuals eligible to be registered in an electoral register (as defined in section 52) who have given to the Commission a notification in accordance with subsection (2).
 
    (2)  A notification under this subsection must include such evidence as is necessary to prove to the satisfaction of the Commission that the individual giving the notification is eligible to be registered in an electoral register and must state that the individual wishes to be registered under this section for the purpose of donating to a registered party.
 
    (3)  A notification under subsection (2) shall cease to have effect twelve months after it is made.")
Commission to maintain register of eligible voters for the purpose of donations.
  
Clause 67
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Page 50, line 29, at end insert--
 
    ("(6)  The Secretary of State may by order make provision for exempting for inclusion in the register maintained by the Commission under this section any specified details in respect of donations to parties registered in the Northern Ireland register.
 
    (7)  An order made under subsection (6) shall be so made as to--
    (a)  apply to the specified details in respect of donations to every Northern Ireland party, and
    (b)  make the same provision with respect to each party.
    (8)  In this section--
    Northern Ireland party" means a party registered in the Northern Ireland register; "specified" means specified in order under subsection (6).")
 
  
Clause 68
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Page 50, line 35, at end insert ("to include citizens of the Republic of Ireland resident in the Republic (subject to compliance with the Republic's Electoral Act 1997) only") 
     Page 50, line 36, leave out paragraph (b) 
     Page 51, line 1, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  An order under subsection (1) shall have effect for such period (not exceeding one year) as shall be specified in the order.")
 
     Page 51, line 12, at end insert--
 
    ("(6)  The provisions of this section shall expire four years after they come into force unless continued in force by an order under subsection (7) below.
 
    (7)  The Secretary of State may by order provide that the provisions of this section shall continue in force for a period not exceeding four years from the coming into operation of the order.
 
    (8)  No order shall be made under subsection (7) unless a draft of the order has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.")
 
     Leave out Clause 68 
  
Clause 129
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
 
     Page 93, line 5, leave out ("at") and insert ("whether before, during or after an election on account of, or in respect of, the conduct or management of") 
  
Clause 131
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
 
     Page 94, line 13, after ("incurred") insert ("whether before, during or after an election on account of, or in respect of, the conduct or management of an election") 
  
After Clause 137
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  In section 2 of the Representation of the People Act 1985 (registration of British citizens overseas), at the begining of subsection (1) there is inserted "Subject to subsections (1A) and (1B),".
 
    (2)  After subsection (1) there is inserted--
        (1A)  A person may not be registered in a register of parliamentary electors for any constituency or part of a constituency in pursuance of an overseas elector's declaration unless he has been so registered within the previous 12 months.
        (1B)  Subsection (1A) does not apply to a person who qualified as an overseas elector in relation to parliamentary election within the previous 5 year period, and such a person may be registered in accordance with subsection (1) above if--
      (a)  during that 5 year period they have been registered at least once in a register of parliamentary electors for any constituency or part of a constituency in pursuance of an overseas elector's declaration (whether or not that registration has subsequently lapsed), and
      (b)  they register within 12 months of the end of that 5 year period."")
Registration of overseas electors.
 
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