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

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

     The amendments have been marshalled in accordance with the Order of 7th November 2000, as follows-- 
 Clauses 109 to 115
Schedule 14
Clause 116
Schedule 15
Clauses 117 to 127
Schedule 16
Clauses 128 to 134
Schedule 17
Clause 135
Schedule 18
Clause 136
Schedule 19
Clauses 137 to 147
Schedule 20
Clauses 148 to 155
Schedules 21 and 22
Clauses 156 to 159
Schedule 23
 
 [Amendments marked * are new or have been altered] 
Amendment
No.
 
  
Clause 114
 
  
BY THE LORD LAMONT OF LERWICK
 
180     Page 82, line 42, at beginning insert ("Subject to subsection (1A),") 
181     Page 82, line 45, at end insert--
 
    ("(1A)  In a referendum to which this Part applies, no expense may be incurred by or on behalf of any institution of the European Union during the referendum period.")
 
  
Clause 115
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
182     Leave out Clause 115 
  
After Clause 115
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
183     Insert the following new Clause-- 
      
     ("  .  Nothing which would involve incurring referendum expenses if it was done by a permitted participant may be done by any person not resident in the United Kingdom who is not a permitted participant; and no person shall facilitate such an action.")Referendum expenses: non-United Kingdom residents.
  
Schedule 14
 
  
BY THE LORD LAMONT OF LERWICK
THE LORD WILLOUGHBY DE BROKE
 
184     Page 185, line 23, leave out sub-paragraphs (2) to (5) and insert--
 
    ("(2)  The limit on the aggregate expenditure incurred during the referendum period by or on behalf of all permitted participants campaigning for an outcome in any referendum to which Part VII applies shall be £12 million.
 
    (3)  In sub-paragraph (2) above, "outcome" has the same meaning as in section 101.")
 
185     Page 185, line 23, leave out sub-paragraphs (2) to (5) and insert--
 
    ("(2)  The Electoral Commission shall, in advance of any referendum to which Part VII applies, set a limit on the aggregate expenditure to be incurred during the referendum period by or on behalf of all permitted participants campaigning for an outcome in that referendum.
 
    (3)  In sub-paragraph (2) above, "outcome" has the same meaning as in section 101.")
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
186     Leave out Schedule 14 
  
Clause 116
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
187     Page 84, line 33, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Notwithstanding anything in Part IV, a Northern Ireland party which is a permitted participant shall be prohibited from accepting during a referendum period any donation from a donor who is a permissible donor only by virtue of an order made under section 68.")
 
188     Page 84, line 33, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Notwithstanding anything in Schedule 15 or Part IV, a permitted participant shall be prohibited from accepting during a referendum period any donation from a permissible donor of the type specified in section 52(2)(c).")
 
  
BY THE LORD LAMONT OF LERWICK
 
189     Leave out Clause 116 
  
Schedule 15
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
190     Page 187, line 25, leave out ("(2)(d)") and insert ("(1)(d)") 
191     Page 187, line 27, leave out ("(2)(e)") and insert ("(1)(e)") 
  
BY THE LORD LAMONT OF LERWICK
THE LORD WILLOUGHBY DE BROKE
 
192     Page 189, line 33, at end insert (", or
    (c)  the donation would be made by or on behalf of any institution of the European Union")
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
193     Page 189, leave out lines 38 to 47 
194     Page 189, line 47, at end insert--
 
    ("(2A)  For the purposes of this Schedule, any relevant donation received by a permitted participant which is an exempt trust donation shall be regarded as a relevant donation received by the permitted participant from a permissible donor.
 
    (2B)  But, for the purposes of this Schedule, any relevant donation received by a permitted participant from a trustee of any property (in his capacity as such) which is not--
    (a)  an exempt trust donation, or
    (b)  a relevant donation transmitted by the trustee to the permitted participant on behalf of beneficiaries under the trust who are--
          (i)  persons who at the time of its receipt by the permitted participant are permissible donors falling within section 52(2), or
          (ii)  the members of an unincorporated association which at that time is such a permissible donor,
shall be regarded as a relevant donation received by the permitted participant from a person who is not such a permissible donor.")
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
195     Page 190, line 6, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
196     Page 191, line 16, leave out ("(2) to (10)") 
  
BY THE LORD LAMONT OF LERWICK
 
197     Leave out Schedule 15 
  
Clause 117
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD RENNARD
THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
198     Page 85, line 16, leave out ("and") and insert ("or") 
  
Clause 122
 
  
BY THE LORD WILLOUGHBY DE BROKE
THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
199     Page 87, line 30, leave out ("relevant") and insert ("referendum") 
  
BY THE LORD LAMONT OF LERWICK
THE LORD WILLOUGHBY DE BROKE
 
200     Page 87, line 34, at end insert ("; or
    (c)  any institution of the European Union")
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
THE LORD NORTON OF LOUTH
 
201     Page 87, line 42, leave out paragraph (d) 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
202     Page 87, line 42, at end insert ("which do not put any arguments for or against any particular answer to any question on which a referendum is being held") 
  
BY THE LORD MARSH
THE LORD PHILLIPS OF SUDBURY
 
203     Page 87, line 44, at end insert--
 
    ("(3A)  Subject to subsection (3B), no material to which this section applies shall be distributed or displayed to the public free of charge during the referendum period by or on behalf of--
    (a)  any Minister of the Crown, government department or local authority;
    (b)  any other person or body whose expenses are defrayed wholly or mainly out of public funds or by any local authority; or
    (c)  the Post Office;
unless such material--
    (d)  is factual and impartial; and
    (e)  has been circulated to permitted participants at least seven days before it is published.
    (3B)  Subsection (3A) does not apply to--
    (a)  material made available to persons in response to specific requests for information or to persons seeking access to it; or
    (b)  material published on web-sites.")
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
204     Page 88, line 5, leave out paragraph (b) 
205     Page 88, line 6, at end insert (", or the period ending with the date of the poll which is equal to half the referendum period, whichever is the longer") 
  
Clause 126
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
206     Leave out Clause 126 
  
Schedule 16
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
207     Page 193, line 18, leave out ("(2)(d)") and insert ("(1)(d)") 
208     Page 193, line 21, leave out ("(2)(e)") and insert ("(1)(e)") 
209     Page 193, line 43, leave out ("bequest") and insert ("a bequest or any other form of testamentary disposition") 
210     Page 195, line 36, leave out sub-paragraph (2) and insert--
 
    ("(2)  For the purposes of this Schedule any relevant donation received by a candidate or his election agent which is an exempt trust donation shall be regarded as a relevant donation received by the candidate or his election agent from a permissible donor; and section (Interpretation: exempt trust donations) of the 2000 Act (Interpretation: exempt trust donations) shall apply for the purposes of this Schedule as it applies for the purposes of that Act.
 
    (2A)  But, for the purposes of this Schedule, any relevant donation received by a candidate or his election agent from a trustee of any property (in his capacity as such) which is not--
    (a)  an exempt trust donation, or
    (b)  a relevant donation transmitted by the trustee to the candidate or his election agent on behalf of beneficiaries under the trust who are--
          (i)  persons who at the time of its receipt by the candidate or his election agent are permissible donors falling within section 52(2) of the 2000 Act, or
          (ii)  the members of an unincorporated association which at that time is such a permissible donor,
shall be regarded as a relevant donation received by the candidate or his election agent from a person who is not such a permissible donor.")
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
211     Page 196, line 3, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
212     Page 196, line 17, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
213     Page 196, line 24, leave out second ("(7)") and insert ("(6)") 
214     Page 198, line 43, leave out ("(2) to (10)") 
  
Clause 129
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
 
215     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
 
216     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") 
  
Clause 133
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
217     Page 98, line 38, at beginning insert ("Subject to subsection (1A) below,") 
218     Page 99, line 7, at end insert--
 
    ("(1A)  The incapacity imposed by subsection (1)(a)(i) above applies only to a person convicted of a corrupt practice under section 60 above or of an illegal practice under section 61 above.")
 
  
Schedule 17
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
219     Page 200, line 31, after ("of") insert ("subsection (4A) and")) 
220     Page 200, line 43, at end insert--
 
    ("(4A)  The incapacity imposed by subsection (4)(a)(i) above applies only to a candidate or other person reported personally guilty of a corrupt practice under section 60 above or of an illegal practice under section 61 above.")
 
  
Schedule 18
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
221     Page 201, line 35, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In subsection (2), for "and by a receipt" there shall be substituted "or by a receipt".")
 
222     Page 202, line 48, leave out ("and") and insert ("or") 
223     Page 203, line 15, leave out ("and") and insert ("or") 
224     Page 207, line 1, after ("3,") insert ("the form of return and") 
225     Page 207, line 5, at end insert--
 
    ("  . In Schedule 4 (election expenses in connection with certain local elections), in paragraph 3, for "and receipts" there shall be substituted "or by receipts".")
 
 
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