Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill - continued        House of Lords
PART IV, CONTROL OF DONATIONS TO REGISTERED PARTIES AND THEIR MEMBERS ETC. - continued

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  CHAPTER IV
  POWER TO MAKE SPECIAL PROVISION
 
Power to make special provision
Special provision for Northern Ireland parties.     70. - (1) The Secretary of State may by order make provision-
 
 
    (a) for extending-
 
      (i) in relation to a Northern Ireland party, and
 
      (ii) for such period as is specified,
 
    the categories of permissible donors specified in section 54(2);
 
    (b) for disapplying any specified provisions of this Part, for such period as is specified, in relation to a Northern Ireland party.
      (2) An order under subsection (1) may provide for any specified provisions of this Part to apply, in connection with any provision made by the order in pursuance of paragraph (a) or (b) of that subsection, with such modifications as may be specified.
 
      (3) Each order under subsection (1) shall be so made as to-
 
 
    (a) apply to every Northern Ireland party, and
 
    (b) make the same provision with respect to every such party.
      (4) Any period specified in an order under subsection (1)(a) or (b) must end not later than four years after the date on which the order comes into force, but this is without prejudice to the making (on one or more occasions) of a further such order which-
 
 
    (a) extends that period for a period ending not later than four years after the date on which the further order comes into force, or
 
    (b) specifies a fresh such period.
      (5) Where-
 
 
    (a) at a time when any order is in force under subsection (1) a donation is received by a registered party which is registered in the Great Britain register, and
 
    (b) the order provides for this subsection to apply to any such donation,
  section 54(2)(c) shall have effect in relation to the donation as if it referred only to a registered party which is registered in that register.
 
      (6) In this section-
 
  "Northern Ireland party" means a party registered in the Northern Ireland register;
 
  "specified" means specified in an order under subsection (1).
 
 
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