Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords
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Schedule 7
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
135     Page 149, line 32, leave out ("(2)(d)") and insert ("(1)(d)") 
136     Page 149, line 34, leave out ("(2)(e)") and insert ("(1)(e)") 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
137     Page 152, line 3, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
138     Page 152, line 19, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
139     Page 153, line 1, leave out sub-paragraph (5) and insert--
 
    ("(5)  Any controlled donation received by a regulated donee which is an exempt trust donation shall be regarded as a controlled donation received by the donee from a permissible donor.
 
    (6)  But any controlled donation received by a regulated donee from a trustee of any property (in his capacity as such) which is not&#M205;--
    (a)  an exempt trust donation, or
    (b)  a controlled donation transmitted by the trustee to the donee on behalf of beneficiaries under the trust who are--
          (i)  persons who at the time of its receipt by the donee are permissible donors falling within section 52(2), or
          (ii)  the members of an unincorporated association which at that time is a permissible donor,
shall be regarded as a controlled donation received by the donee from a person who is not a permissible donor.")
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
140     Page 153, line 38, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
141     Page 153, line 46, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
142     Page 156, line 25, leave out ("(4) to (10)") 
  
Clause 70
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
143     Page 52, line 24, leave out subsection (9) 
  
Clause 72
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
144     Page 54, line 37, leave out ("(1)") and insert ("(2)") 
  
Clause 74
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD RENNARD
THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
145     Page 55, line 36, leave out ("and") and insert ("or") 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD RENNARD
 
146     Page 55, line 36, leave out ("£100") and insert ("£200") 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
147     Page 55, line 41, at end insert ("or receipt") 
148     Page 55, line 42, leave out from ("payment") to end of line 2 on page 56 
  
Clause 75
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
149     Page 56, line 9, leave out (", together with the relevant invoice,") 
  
Schedule 9
 
  
BY THE LORD HODGSON OF ASTLEY ABBOTTS
 
149A     Page 161, line 13, leave out ("£30,000") and insert ("£20,000") 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
150     Page 161, line 15, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Any limit applying to campaign expenditure under paragraph 3(2)(a) which is incurred by or on behalf of a registered party in the relevant period in that part of Great Britain shall be no greater than fifteen million pounds.")
 
151     Page 161, line 33, leave out from ("(b))") to end of line 34 and insert ("any period of one year") 
  
Clause 78
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD RENNARD
THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
152     Page 59, line 21, leave out ("and") and insert ("or") 
  
Clause 89
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD RENNARD
THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
153     Page 67, line 14, leave out ("and") and insert ("or") 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD RENNARD
 
154     Page 67, line 14, leave out ("£100") and insert ("£200") 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
155     Page 67, line 19, at end insert ("or receipt") 
156     Page 67, line 20, leave out from ("payment") to end of line 22 
  
Clause 90
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
157     Page 67, line 29, leave out (", together with the relevant invoice,") 
  
Clause 92
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
158     Page 69, line 37, at end insert--
 
    ("(5A)  Where--
    (a)  during a regulated period any controlled expenditure is incurred in a particular part of the United Kingdom by or on behalf of a third party, and
    (b)  the expenditure is so incurred in pursuance of a plan or other arrangement whereby controlled expenditure is to be incurred by or on behalf of--
          (i)  that third party, and
          (ii)  one or more other third parties,
 
 respectively in connection with the production or publication of election material which can reasonably be regarded as intended to achieve a common purpose falling within section 83(3), 
  the expenditure mentioned in paragraph (a) shall be treated for the purposes of this section and Schedule 10 as having also been incurred, during the period and in the part of the United Kingdom concerned, by or on behalf of the other third party (or, as the case may be, each of the other third parties) mentioned in paragraph (b)(ii).
 
    (5B)  Subsection (5A) applies whether or not any of the third parties in question is a recognised third party.")
 
  
Schedule 10
 
  
BY THE LORD WILLOUGHBY DE BROKE
 
159*     Page 169, line 13, leave out from ("period") to end of line 21 and insert ("means the general election period, as defined in section 61(6)") 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
160     Page 169, line 14, leave out from ("(b))") to end of line 15 and insert ("any period of one year") 
  
Schedule 11
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
161     Page 175, line 48, leave out ("(2)(d)") and insert ("(1)(d)") 
162     Page 176, line 1, leave out ("(2)(e)") and insert ("(1)(e)") 
163     Page 178, line 12, leave out sub-paragraph (2) and insert--
 
    ("(2)  For the purposes of this Schedule, any relevant donation received by a recognised third party which is an exempt trust donation shall be regarded as a relevant donation received by the recognised third party from a permissible donor.
 
    (2A)  But, for the purposes of this Schedule, any relevant donation received by a recognised third party 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 recognised third party on behalf of beneficiaries under the trust who are--
          (i)  persons who at the time of its receipt by the recognised third party 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 recognised third party from a person who is not such a permissible donor.")
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
164     Page 178, line 27, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
165     Page 178, line 42, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
166     Page 179, line 41, leave out ("(2) to (10)") 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
167     Page 179, line 43, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
  
Clause 94
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD RENNARD
THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
168     Page 71, line 4, leave out ("and") and insert ("or") 
  
Clause 99
 
  
BY THE LORD CAMPBELL OF ALLOWAY
THE LORD DEAN OF HARPTREE
 
169     Page 73, line 43, after ("Parliament") insert ("or pursuant to resolutions of both Houses of Parliament on the advice of the constitutional committee of the House of Lords that certain provisions of the Bill substantially effect the constitution") 
  
After Clause 99
 
  
BY THE LORD CAMPBELL OF ALLOWAY
THE LORD DEAN OF HARPTREE
THE LORD CHALFONT
 
170     Insert the following new Clause-- 
      ("  .--(  )  The conduct of a referendum under section 99(2)(a) above, pursuant to the resolutions of both Houses which shall not be subject to the provisions of sections 100, 125(2), and 126 of this Act, shall be referred by the Secretary of State to an independent body which shall appoint a counting officer to perform the function as provided in section 125(3) to (9) of this Act.
 
    (  )  Until the result of the referendum held under subsection (1) above is known, the Bill shall not receive Royal Assent.
 
    (  )  The Secretary of State may make financial provision for expenditure on the referendum held under subsection (1) above.")
Provisions for referendums on constitutional matters.
  
After Clause 101
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
171     Insert the following new Clause-- 
      ("  .--(1)  Subsection (2) applies where a Bill is introduced into Parliament which--
    (a)  provides for the holding of a poll that would be a referendum to which this Part applies, and
    (b)  specifies the wording of the referendum question.
    (2)  The Commission shall consider the wording of the referendum question, and shall publish a statement of any views of the Commission as to the intelligibility of that question--
    (a)  as soon as reasonably practicable after the Bill is introduced, and
    (b)  in such manner as they may determine.
Referendum questions.
      (3)  Subsections (4) and (5) apply where the wording of the referendum question in the case of any poll that would be a referendum to which this Part applies falls to be specified in subordinate legislation within the meaning of the Interpretation Act 1978.
 
    (4)  If a draft of the instrument in question is to be laid before Parliament for approval by each House, the Secretary of State--
    (a)  shall consult the Commission on the wording of the referendum question before any such draft is so laid, and
    (b)  shall, at the time when any such draft is so laid, lay before each House a report stating any views as to the intelligibility of that question which the Commission have expressed in response to that consultation.
    (5)  If the instrument in question is to be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament, the Secretary of State--
    (a)  shall consult the Commission on the wording of the referendum question before making the instrument; and
    (b)  shall, at the time when the instrument is laid before Parliament, lay before each House a report stating any views as to the intelligibility of that question which the Commission have expressed in response to that consultation.
    (6)  Where any Bill, draft instrument or instrument to which subsection (2), (4) or (5) applies specifies not only the referendum question but also any statement which is to precede that question on the ballot paper at the referendum, any reference in that subsection to the referendum question shall be read as a reference to that question and that statement taken together.
 
    (7)  In this section "the referendum question" means the question or questions to be included in the ballot paper at the referendum.")
1978 c. 30.
  
BY THE LORD NORTON OF LOUTH
 
171A     Insert the following new Clause-- 
      ("  .  Any proposition contained in a referendum to which section 99(1) applies shall be considered to have been carried only if--
    (a)  an absolute majority of those voting cast their ballots in favour of the proposition; and
    (b)  those voting in favour of the proposition constitute at least 40 per cent. of those eligible to vote.")
Validity of
referendum:
threshold of
votes cast.
 
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