Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords
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Clause 112
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
19     Page 86, line 5, leave out ("less") and insert ("not more") 
  
Clause 114
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
20     Page 86, line 43, leave out ("less") and insert ("not more") 
  
Clause 125
 
  
BY THE LORD WILLOUGHBY DE BROKE
 
21     Page 93, line 19, at end insert ("; or
    (c)  any institution of the European Union")
 
  
BY THE LORD MARSH
 
22*     Page 93, line 29, 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.")
 
  
Clause 134
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
23     Page 101, line 49, leave out ("less") and insert ("not more") 
  
Clause 162
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
24     Page 125, line 23, leave out (", other than one falling within subsection (5)") 
25*     Page 125, line 27, leave out ("before 27th July 1999") and insert ("after the date on which this Act receives Royal Assent") 
26*     Page 125, line 27, leave out (before 27th July 1999) and insert ("after coming into force of this section") 
27     Page 125, line 28, leave out ("on or after that date") and insert ("after the date on which this Act receives Royal Assent") 
28     Page 125, line 28, leave out ("on or after that date") and insert ("after the coming into force of this section") 
  
Clause 162
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
29*     Page 125, line 28, after ("date") insert ("other than by a permissible donor falling within section 54(2) or under the will of a person falling within section 54(3)") 
  
Clause 162
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
30     Page 125, line 29, leave out ("on or after that date") and insert ("after the date on which this Act receives Royal Assent") 
31     Page 125, line 29, leave out ("on or after that date") and insert ("after the coming into force of this section") 
32     Page 126, line 4, leave out subsection (5) 
  
Schedule 1
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
33     Page 131, line 32, leave out sub-paragraph (2) and insert--
 
    ("(2)  A person may not be appointed--
    (a)  as chief executive of the Commission if he is a person who (by virtue of section 3(4)(a) to (d)) may not be appointed as an Electoral Commissioner; or
    (b)  as a member of the staff of the Commission if he is a person who (by virtue of section 3(4)(b) to (d)) may not be appointed as an Electoral Commissioner.")
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
34*     Page 131, line 32, leave out ("as chief executive or") and insert--
    ("(a)  as chief executive of the Commission if he is a person who (by virtue of section 3(4)(a) to (d)) may not be appointed as an Electoral Commissioner, or
    (b)  as any")
 
35*     Page 131, line 40, after ("terminate") insert--
    ("(a)  if he is their chief executive, on the occurrence of such an event as is mentioned in any of paragraphs (a) to (d) of paragraph 3(3), and
    (b)  in any other case,")
 
  
Schedule 7
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
36     Page 159, line 2, leave out ("less") and insert ("not more") 
37     Page 164, line 17, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
38     Page 164, line 45, leave out ("less") and insert ("not more") 
  
Schedule 9
 
  
BY THE LORD HODGSON OF ASTLEY ABBOTTS
 
39     Page 169, line 17, leave out ("£30,000") and insert ("£20,000") 
  
BY THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD RENNARD
 
40     Page 169, line 17, leave out ("£30,000") and insert ("£22,500") 
  
Schedule 11
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
41     Page 185, line 14, leave out ("less") and insert ("not more") 
42     Page 187, line 48, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
  
Schedule 15
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
43     Page 196, line 45, leave out ("less") and insert ("not more") 
  
BY THE LORD WILLOUGHBY DE BROKE
 
44     Page 197, 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
 
45     Page 198, line 22, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
46     Page 199, line 20, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
47     Page 199, line 23, leave out ("not less") and insert ("more") 
  
Schedule 16
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
48     Page 202, line 50, leave out ("less") and insert ("not more") 
  
Schedule 19
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
49     Page 218, line 44, at end insert--
 
    ("(8)  For the purposes of this Part--
    (a)  a company does not need to be authorised as mentioned in section 347C(1) or section 347D(2) or (3), and
    (b)  a subsidiary undertaking does not need to be authorised as mentioned in section 347E(2),
in connection with any EU political expenditure in relation to which an exemption is conferred on the company or (as the case may be) subsidiary undertaking by virtue of an order made by the Secretary of State by statutory instrument.
 
    (9)  The restrictions imposed by sections 347C(1), 347D(2) and (3) and 347E(2) accordingly have effect subject to subsection (8); and, where a resolution is passed for the purposes of any of those provisions, any amount of EU political expenditure in relation to which, by virtue of subsection (8), no authorisation is needed shall accordingly not count towards the sum specified in the resolution.
 
    (10)  An order under subsection (8) may confer an exemption for the purposes of that subsection in relation to--
    (a)  companies or subsidiary undertakings of any description or category specified in the order, or
    (b)  expenditure of any description or category so specified (whether framed by reference to goods, services or other matters in respect of which such expenditure is incurred or otherwise),
or both.
 
    (11)  An order shall not be made under subsection (8) unless a draft of the statutory instrument containing the order has been laid before and approved by each House of Parliament.")
 
 
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