Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill - continued        House of Lords

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SCHEDULE 20
 
  PENALTIES
 
Provision creating offencePenalty
Section 24(8) (registration as treasurer where convicted of certain offences)On summary conviction: Level 5
Section 39 (false statements)On summary conviction: Level 5
Section 43(7) (failure to deliver statement relating to auditor's resignation etc)On summary conviction: statutory maximum or 6 months
  On indictment : fine or 1 year
Section 44(4) (making false statement to auditor)On summary conviction: statutory maximum or 6 months
  On indictment : fine or 1 year
Section 47(1)(a) (failure to deliver proper statement of accounts)On summary conviction: Level 5
Section 47(1)(b) (failure to deliver accounts within time limits)On summary conviction: Level 5
Section 54(7) (failure to provide information about donors)On summary conviction: statutory maximum or 6 months
  On indictment : fine or 1 year
Section 56(3) or (4) (failure to return donations)On summary conviction: statutory maximum or 6 months
  On indictment : fine or 1 year
Section 61(1) (facilitating the making of donations by impermissible donors)On summary conviction: statutory maximum or 6 months
  On indictment : fine or 1 year
Section 61(2)(a) (knowingly giving treasurer false information about donations)On summary conviction: statutory maximum or 6 months
  On indictment : fine or 1 year
Section 61(2)(b) (withholding information about donations from treasurer with intent to deceive)On summary conviction: statutory maximum or 6 months
  On indictment : fine or 1 year
Section 65(3) (failure to deliver donation reports to Commission within time limits)On summary conviction: Level 5
Section 65(4) (failure to comply with requirements for recording donations in donation report)On summary conviction: statutory maximum or 6 months
  On indictment : fine or one year
Section 66(5) (making a false declaration about donation report)On summary conviction: statutory maximum or 6 months
  On indictment : fine or 1 year
Section 68(8) (failure to report multiple small donations; false declaration about such donations)On summary conviction: statutory maximum or 6 months
  On indictment : fine or 1 year
Section 73(5) (making a false declaration about value of property etc.)On summary conviction: statutory maximum or 6 months
  On indictment : fine or 1 year
Section 74(4) (acceptance by ineligible person of office of deputy treasurer)On summary conviction: Level 5
Section 75(2) (incurring campaign expenditure without authority)On summary conviction: Level 5
Section 76(4)(a) (making payments in respect of campaign expenditure without authority)On summary conviction: Level 5
Section 76(4)(b) (failure to notify treasurer of payments in respect of campaign expenditure)On summary conviction: Level 5
Section 77(3)(a) (paying claim in respect of campaign expenditure where failure to comply with procedure)On summary conviction: Level 5
Section 77(3)(b) (paying claim in respect of campaign expenditure outside specified time period)On summary conviction: Level 5
Section 79(2) (exceeding limits on campaign expenditure)On summary conviction: statutory maximum
  On indictment : fine
Section 82(4)(a) (failure of treasurer to deliver return and auditor's report to Commission)On summary conviction: Level 5
Section 82(4)(b) (failure to comply with requirements for returns)On summary conviction: statutory maximum or 6 months
  On indictment : fine or 1 year
Section 82(4)(c) (failure of treasurer to deliver return and court order to Commission)On summary conviction: Level 5
Section 83(3)(a) (making a false declaration to Commission when delivering return)On summary conviction: statutory maximum or 6 months
  On indictment : fine or 1 year
Section 83(3)(b) (failure to deliver signed declaration with return to Commission)On summary conviction: statutory maximum or 6 months
  On indictment : fine or 1 year
Section 86(8) (making false declaration about value of property etc)On summary conviction: statutory maximum or 6 months
  On indictment : fine or 1 year
Section 90(2) (incurring controlled expenditure without authority)On summary conviction: level 5
Section 91(4)(a) (making payments in respect of controlled expenditure without authority)On summary conviction: Level 5
Section 91(4)(b) (failure to notify responsible person of payments in respect of controlled expenditure)On summary conviction: Level 5
Section 92(3)(a) (paying claim in respect of controlled expenditure where failure to comply with procedure)On summary conviction: Level 5
Section 92(3)(b) (paying claim in respect of controlled expenditure outside specified time period)On summary conviction: Level 5
Section 94(2) or (4) (exceeding limits on controlled expenditure)On summary conviction: statutory maximum
  On indictment : fine
Section 98(4)(a) (failure of responsible person to deliver return and auditor's report to Commission)On summary conviction: Level 5
Section 98(4)(b) (failure to comply with requirements for returns)On summary conviction: statutory maximum or 6 months
  On indictment : fine or 1 year
Section 98(4)(c) (failure to deliver return and court order to Commission)On summary conviction: Level 5
Section 99(4)(a) (making a false declaration to Commission when delivering return)On summary conviction: statutory maximum or 6 months
  On indictment : fine or 1 year
Section 99(4)(b) (failure to deliver signed declaration with return to Commission)On summary conviction: statutory maximum or 6 months
  On indictment : fine or 1 year
Section 112(8) (making a false declaration about value of property etc)On summary conviction: statutory maximum or 6 months
  On indictment : fine or 1 year
Section 113(2) (incurring referendum expenses without authority)On summary conviction: Level 5
Section 114(4)(a) (making payments in respect of referendum expenses without authority)On summary conviction: Level 5
Section 114(4)(b) (failure to notify responsible person of payments in respect of referendum expenses)On summary conviction: Level 5
Section 115(3)(a) (paying claim in respect of referendum expenses where failure to comply with procedure)On summary conviction: Level 5
Section 115(3)(b) (paying claim in respect of referendum expenses outside specified time period)On summary conviction: Level 5
Section 117(2) (individual (other than permitted participant) exceeding limits on referendum expenses)On summary conviction: statutory maximum or 6 months
  On indictment : fine or 1 year
Section 117(3) or (4) (body (other than permitted participant) exceeding limits on referendum expenses)On summary conviction: statutory maximum or 6 months
  On indictment : fine or 1 year
Section 118(2) (permitted participant exceeding limits on referendum expenses)On summary conviction: statutory maximum
  On indictment : fine
Section 122(4)(a) (failure to deliver return and auditor's report to Commission)On summary conviction: level 5
Section 122(4)(b) (failure to comply with requirements for returns)On summary conviction: statutory maximum or 6 months
  On indictment : fine or 1 year
Section 122(4)(c) (failure to deliver return and court order to Commission)On summary conviction: level 5
Section 123(4)(a) (making a false declaration to Commission when delivering return)On summary conviction: statutory maximum or 6 months
  On indictment : fine or 1 year
Section 123(4)(b) (failure to deliver signed declaration with return to Commission)On summary conviction: statutory maximum or 6 months
  On indictment : fine or 1 year
Section 126(8) or (9) (printing or publishing referendum material without details of printer or publisher)On summary conviction: Level 5
Section 143(8) or (9) (printing or publishing election material without details of printer or publisher)On summary conviction: Level 5
Section 146(5) (failure to comply with supervision requirement)On summary conviction: Level 5
Section 146(6) (intentional obstruction of person exercising right of entry etc.)On summary conviction: Level 5
Section 148(1) (alteration of documents etc.)On summary conviction: statutory maximum or 6 months
  On indictment : fine or 1 year
Section 148(2)(a) (failure to supply treasurer with information)On summary conviction: Level 5
Section 148(2)(b) (supplying treasurer with false information)On summary conviction: statutory maximum or 6 months
  On indictment : fine or 1 year
Section 148(3) (withholding information from treasurer with intent to deceive)On summary conviction: statutory maximum or 6 months
  On indictment : fine or 1 year
Paragraph 6(5) of Schedule 7 (failure to provide information about donors)On summary conviction: statutory maximum or 6 months
  On indictment : fine or 1 year
Paragraph 12(1) of Schedule 7 (failure to deliver donation report to Commission within time limit)On summary conviction: Level 5
Paragraph 12(2) of Schedule 7 (failure to comply with requirements for recording donations in donation reports)On summary conviction: statutory maximum or 6 months
  On indictment : fine or one year
Paragraph 13(4) of Schedule 7 (making a false declaration about donation report)On summary conviction: statutory maximum or 6 months
  On indictment : fine or 1 year
Paragraph 14(5) of Schedule 7 (failure to report multiple small donations; false declaration about such donations)On summary conviction: statutory maximum or 6 months
  On indictment : fine or 1 year
Paragraph 6(7) of Schedule 11 (failure to provide information about donors)On summary conviction: statutory maximum or 6 months
  On indictment : fine or 1 year
Paragraph 6(8) of Schedule 15 (failure to provide information about donors)On summary conviction: statutory maximum or 6 months
  On indictment : fine or 1 year
 
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