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Lord Bassam of Brighton: The answer to the noble Lord's question is yes.

Lord Mackay of Ardbrecknish: I shall have to consider whether that is entirely right and proper, given the limitations we put on the said American when it comes to British general elections. However, with that clarification raising another little problem for me to try to resolve between now and Report stage, I shall sit down.

On Question, amendment agreed to.

[Amendment No. 231 not moved.]

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The Deputy Chairman of Committees (Lord Geddes): Before calling Amendment No. 231A, I must advise the Committee that if it is agreed to I cannot call Amendment No. 231B.

Lord Bach moved Amendment No. 231A:


    Page 64, leave out lines 1 to 3 and insert ("or


("(ii) any body falling within any of paragraphs (b) and (d) to (f) of section 49(2).").

The noble Lord said: This amendment has already been spoken to. I beg to move.

On Question, amendment agreed to.

[Amendment No. 231B not moved.]

[Amendment No. 232 had been withdrawn from the Marshalled List.]

Lord Bach moved Amendments Nos. 232A and 232B:


    Page 64, line 6, at end insert (", or


(ii) in the case of a minor party, the person for the time being notified to the Commission by the party in accordance with section 101(2)(b)").


    Page 64, leave out lines 8 to 10 and insert--


("(c) otherwise, the person or officer for the time being notified to the Commission by the permitted participant in accordance with section 101(4)(b)(ii).").

The noble Lord said: These amendments have already been spoken to. I beg to move.

On Question, amendments agreed to.

Clause 100, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 101 [Declarations and notifications for purposes of section 100]:

Lord Bach moved Amendments Nos. 232C to 232H:


    Page 64, line 17, at end insert ("; and

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(b) if made by a minor party, must be accompanied by a notification which states the name of the person who will be responsible for compliance on the part of the party with the provisions of Chapter II").


    Page 64, line 18, leave out (", company or unincorporated association") and insert ("or body").


    Page 64, line 27, at end insert ("or (if he has no such address in the United Kingdom) his home address elsewhere").


    Page 64, leave out lines 29 to 45 and insert--


("(b) if given by a body falling within any of paragraphs (b) and (d) to (f) of section 49(2), state--
(i) all such details in respect of the body as are required by virtue of any of sub-paragraphs (4) and (6) to (8) of paragraph 2 of Schedule 5 to be given in respect of such a body as the donor of a recordable donation, and
(ii) the name of the person or officer who will be responsible for compliance on the part of the body with the provisions of Chapter II,
and be signed by the body's secretary or a person who acts in a similar capacity in relation to the body.").


    Page 65, line 12, at end insert ("; and


(b) any reference to subsection (4) shall be read, in relation to a notification under subsection (2), as a reference to subsection (2).").


    Page 65, line 13, leave out subsection (7) and insert--


("( ) In this section and sections 103 and 104 "outcome", in the case of a referendum, means a particular outcome in relation to any question asked in the referendum.").

The noble Lord said: These amendments have already been spoken to. I beg to move.

On Question, amendments agreed to.

Clause 101, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 102 agreed to.

Lord Bach: I beg to move that the House do now resume.

Moved accordingly, and, on Question, Motion agreed to.

House resumed.

        House adjourned at two minutes before midnight.


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