Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords
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Clause 34
 
  
BY THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
83     Page 26, line 15, leave out ("initially") and insert (", in the first five years after this Act comes into force,") 
84     Page 26, line 28, leave out ("total") 
85     Page 26, line 30, at end insert ("initially, and £200,000 over the subsequent four years") 
  
Clause 40
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
86     Page 29, line 45, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Any special provision made by regulations under subsection (2)(a) in respect of parties registered in the Northern Ireland register shall, however, only have effect in relation to any financial year of a party so registered during any part of which there is an order in force under section 68(1); and, in the case of any other financial year of a party so registered, any provision made by such regulations in respect of parties registered in the Great Britain register shall have effect in relation to that financial year of the party as if it were registered in that register.")
 
  
Schedule 5
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
87*     Page 144, line 21, at end insert--
 
    ("  .  A statement of accounts from an accounting unit which is not received by the Commission by virtue of the fact that the provisions of paragraph 6 do not apply shall be made available on request to any person by the registered treasurer of the accounting unit on payment of a fee which shall be specified in regulations made by the Secretary of State on the recommendation of the Commission.")
 
  
Clause 50
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
88     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
 
89     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);")
 
  
BY THE LORD SHORE OF STEPNEY
THE VISCOUNT CRANBORNE
 
90     Page 38, leave out lines 23 and 24 
  
BY THE LORD WEDDERBURN OF CHARLTON
THE LORD McCARTHY
 
91     Page 38, line 24, leave out ("member") 
92     Page 38, line 25, after ("business") insert ("wholly or mainly") 
93     Page 38, line 25, at end insert ("and which before the date of any donation undertakes by written notice to the Secretary of State to fulfil the conditions set out in sections 136 and 137 of, and Schedule 19 to, this Act; and any written notices given under this paragraph shall be kept on a public register by the Secretary of State") 
94     Page 38, line 29, at end insert (", or
          (  )  an international federation or organisation falling within section 1(b) of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 ("the 1992 Act") wherever resident to which an independent British trade union falling within paragraph (a) of that section is directly or indirectly affiliated")
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
95*     Page 38, line 40, after ("association") insert ("or partnership") 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
96     Page 38, line 45, after ("at") insert ("any time within the period of five years ending with the date of") 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
97*     Page 39, line 7, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
98*     Page 39, line 23, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
  
After Clause 52
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
99     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.")
 
100*     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  The Commission shall keep and make available in electronic form to all registered parties a national register of all individuals for the time being registered in an electoral register.
 
    (2)  In this section, "electoral register" has the same meaning as in section 52.")
 
  
Clause 53
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
101     Page 40, line 9, leave out subsection (5) and insert--
 
    ("(5)  Any exempt trust donation received by a registered party shall be regarded as a donation received by the party from a permissible donor.
 
    (6)  But any donation received by a registered party from a trustee of any property (in his capacity as such) which is not--
    (a)  an exempt trust donation, or
    (b)  a donation transmitted by the trustee to the party on behalf of beneficiaries under the trust who are--
          (i)  persons who at the time of its receipt by the party are permissible donors, or
          (ii)  the members of an unincorporated association which at that time is a permissible donor,
shall be regarded as a donation received by the party from a person who is not a permissible donor.")
 
  
After Clause 55
 
  
BY THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD RENNARD
 
102     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  Section 55 does not apply to a donation received by a registered party in right of--
    (a)  any income or capital interest in a trust, or
    (b)  the exercise of any power, trust or right of nomination,
if the interest, power, trust or right of nomination was created or came into existence (whether in possession or reversion) by, or by virtue of, a settlement or other disposition made at least five years before this Part comes into force by or on behalf of a person then domiciled, incorporated or established in the United Kingdom, or under a will where the testator domiciled in the United Kingdom died at least five years before this Part comes into force.")
 
  
Clause 60
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
103*     Page 44, line 6, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
104*     Page 44, line 8, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
105*     Page 44, line 15, leave out ("not less) and ("more") 
106*     Page 44, line 25, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
107*     Page 44, line 33, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
  
Clause 61
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
108*     Page 45, line 44, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
109*     Page 45, line 44, leave out ("received") and insert ("accepted") 
110*     Page 46, line 4, leave out ("received") and insert ("accepted") 
  
Schedule 6
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
111     Page 145, line 16, leave out ("and (12)") and insert (", (12) and (13)") 
112     Page 145, line 27, leave out sub-paragraph (3) and insert--
 
    ("(3)  Sub-paragraph (2) does not apply in the case of a donation in the form of a bequest, and in such a case the report must state that the donation was received in pursuance of a bequest and give--
    (a)  the full name of the person who made the bequest; and
    (b)  his address at the time of his death or, if he was not then registered in an electoral register (within the meaning of section 52) at that address, the last address at which he was so registered during the period of five years ending with the date of his death.")
 
113     Page 146, line 16, at end insert--
 
    ("(13)  In the case of a donation to which section 53(5) applies, the report must state that the donation was received from a trustee, and--
    (a)  in the case of a donation falling within section (Interpretation: exempt trust donations)(2), give--
          (i)  the date on which the trust was created, and
          (ii)  the full name of the person who created the trust and of every other person by whom, or under whose will, property was transferred to the trust before 27th July 1999, and
    (b)  in the case of a donation falling within section (Interpretation: exempt trust donations)(3), give in respect of--
          (i)  the person who created the trust and,
          (ii)  every other person by whom, or under whose will, property has been transferred to the trust,
 
 the information which is required by any of sub-paragraphs (2) to (10) to be given in respect of the donor of a recordable donation. 
     (14)  In this Act or the Representation of the People Act 1983 any reference (however expressed) to information about the donor of a donation which is framed by reference to this paragraph is, in relation to such a donation as is mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b) of sub-paragraph (13), a reference to information about every person specified in paragraph (a) or (b) of that sub-paragraph.") 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
114*     Page 147, line 1, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
  
Clause 65
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
115*     Page 49, line 2, after ("Commission") insert ("and all registered parties") 
116*     Page 49, line 2, after ("Commission") insert (", and having regard to the Commission's views,") 
  
After Clause 65
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
117*     Insert the following new Clause-- 
 ("DELIBERATE EVASION OF REPORTING REQUIREMENTS> 
     .  Where any person, knowingly and with the intent of evading the reporting requirements in this Part, makes multiple donations of not less than £200 to a registered party whose aggregate value is not less than £5,000 in any one year, that person is guilty of an offence.") 
  
Clause 66
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
118*     Page 49, line 21, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
119     Page 49, line 29, leave out ("(4) to (10)") 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
120*     Page 49, line 41, after ("he") insert ("knowingly") 
121*     Page 49, line 43, after ("he") insert ("knowingly") 
122*     Page 49, line 44, after ("is") insert ("intentionally") 
123*     Leave out Clause 66 
  
Clause 67
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
124     Page 50, line 15, after ("2,") insert ("3,") 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
125     Page 50, line 29, at end insert--
 
    ("(6)  The Secretary of State may by order make provision for exempting from 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 an order under subsection (6).")
 
 
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