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Committee of the whole House: 9 September 2013            

672

 

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning

 

and Trade Union Administration Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Fabian Hamilton

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Graham Stringer

 

Mark Durkan

 

Sarah Champion

 

Andrew George

 

Kate Hoey

 

John Mann

 

Charlotte Leslie

 

132

 

Schedule  3,  page  55,  line  23,  leave out sub-paragraph (3) and insert—

 

‘Any manifesto or other document setting out the third party’s view on the

 

policies of one or more registered parties or of any category of registered

 

parties or candidates.’.

 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Fabian Hamilton

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Graham Stringer

 

Mark Durkan

 

Sarah Champion

 

Andrew George

 

Chris White

 

Kate Hoey

 

John Mann

 

Charlotte Leslie

 

133

 

Schedule  3,  page  55,  line  32,  at end add ‘in connection with an election campaign’.

 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Fabian Hamilton

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Graham Stringer

 

Mark Durkan

 

Sarah Champion

 

Andrew George

 

Kate Hoey

 

John Mann

 

Charlotte Leslie

 

134

 

Schedule  3,  page  55,  leave out lines 40 to line 4 on page 56.

 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Chris White

 

Andrew George

 

Charlotte Leslie

 

Kate Hoey

 

John Mann

 

162

 

Schedule  3,  page  56,  line  15,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

in respect of staffing costs incurred for election purposes, as defined

 

in section 85(3).’.


 
 

Committee of the whole House: 9 September 2013            

673

 

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning

 

and Trade Union Administration Bill, continued

 
 

Wayne David

 

Angela Smith

 

167

 

Parliamentary Star    

Schedule  3,  page  56,  line  15,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

in respect of the remuneration or allowances payable to any member of

 

the staff (whether permanent or otherwise) of the third party.’.

 

Wayne David

 

Angela Smith

 

61

 

Page  54,  line  29,  leave out Schedule 3.

 


 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

101

 

Clause  27,  page  13,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

In section 94(1) of the Political Parties Elections and Referendums Act 2000,

 

after subsection (1) insert—

 

“(1A)    

During a regulated period no controlled expenditure is to be incurred by

 

any third party that is in receipt of public funds in the 12 month period

 

prior to the start of the regulated period.”.

 

( )    

In section 94(2) after “schedule 10” in line 3, insert “or by (1A) above.’.

 

Wayne David

 

Angela Smith

 

66

 

Clause  27,  page  13,  leave out lines 32 to 35.

 

Wayne David

 

Angela Smith

 

165

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  27,  page  14,  line  2,  at end insert—

 

‘(3)    

Subsections (1) and (2) may not come into force until such time as the Electoral

 

Commission has placed before Parliament a report on the impact of subsections

 

(1) and (2) on relative controlled expenditure by political parties and non-parties

 

in regulated periods.’.

 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Fabian Hamilton

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Graham Stringer

 

Mark Durkan

 

Sarah Champion

 

Chris White

 

John Mann

 

Charlotte Leslie

 

135

 

Page  13,  line  31,  leave out Clause 27.

 



 
 

Committee of the whole House: 9 September 2013            

674

 

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning

 

and Trade Union Administration Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Graham Allen

 

170

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  28,  page  15,  leave out lines 22 to 31 and insert—

 

‘(2A)    

The Secretary of State may by order set limits applying to controlled expenditure

 

which is incurred by or on behalf of a recognised third party in the relevant period

 

in any particular parliamentary constituency in England, Scotland, Wales and

 

Northern Ireland.

 

(2B)    

The Secretary of State may by order set limits applying to controlled expenditure

 

which is incurred by or on behalf of a recognised third party in the post-

 

dissolution part of the relevant period in any particular parliamentary

 

constituency in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

 

(2C)    

The Secretary of State may make an order under subsection (2A) or (2B) only if

 

it gives effect to a recommendation of the Commission.’.

 

Wayne David

 

Angela Smith

 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Caroline Lucas

 

69

 

Page  14,  line  3,  leave out Clause 28.

 


 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

86

 

Clause  29,  page  22,  line  5,  leave out ‘or the recognised third party’.

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

87

 

Clause  29,  page  22,  line  18,  leave out ‘or the recognised third party’.

 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Caroline Lucas

 

143

 

Page  18,  line  29,  leave out Clause 29.

 


 

Wayne David

 

Angela Smith

 

70

 

Clause  30,  page  23,  line  24,  leave out subsection (3) and insert—

 

‘(3)    

After subsection (4) insert—

 

“(5)    

If the Minister considers it appropriate to proceed with the making of an

 

order under section 155 of the Political Parties, Election and

 

Referendums Act 2000, the Minister must lay before Parliament—

 

(a)    

a draft of the Order, and

 

(b)    

an explanatory document explaining the proposals.


 
 

Committee of the whole House: 9 September 2013            

675

 

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning

 

and Trade Union Administration Bill, continued

 
 

(6)    

Sections 15 to 19 of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006

 

(choosing between negative, affirmative and super-affirmative

 

parliamentary procedure) are to apply in relation to an explanatory

 

document and draft order laid under section 155 but as if references to

 

section 14 of that Act were references to section 155.”.’.

 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Kate Hoey

 

John Mann

 

144

 

Page  23,  line  20,  leave out Clause 30.

 


 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Kate Hoey

 

John Mann

 

145

 

Page  23,  line  32,  leave out Clause 31.

 


 

Wayne David

 

Angela Smith

 

71

 

Clause  32,  page  26,  leave out from line 27 to line 20 on page 28.

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

88

 

Clause  32,  page  29,  line  11,  after ‘section’ insert ‘in relation to a recognised third

 

party’.

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

89

 

Clause  32,  page  29,  line  12,  after ‘section 58’ insert ‘in relation to a registered

 

party’.

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

90

 

Clause  32,  page  30,  line  39,  leave out ‘3(3)’ and insert ‘3(3)(c)’.


 
 

Committee of the whole House: 9 September 2013            

676

 

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning

 

and Trade Union Administration Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Kate Hoey

 

John Mann

 

146

 

Page  24,  line  25,  leave out Clause 32.

 


 

Wayne David

 

Angela Smith

 

72

 

Clause  33,  page  33,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

that the Commission are satisfied that controlled expenditure incurred by

 

or on behalf of a recognised third party in any relevant part or parts of the

 

United Kingdom does not exceed the limits in Clause 27, subsection

 

(1).’.

 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Kate Hoey

 

John Mann

 

147

 

Page  32,  line  6,  leave out Clause 33.

 


 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Kate Hoey

 

John Mann

 

148

 

Page  35,  line  31,  leave out Clause 34.

 


 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Kate Hoey

 

John Mann

 

149

 

Page  37,  line  10,  leave out Clause 35.

 



 
 

Committee of the whole House: 9 September 2013            

677

 

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning

 

and Trade Union Administration Bill, continued

 
 

Charity or non-party campaigning

 

John Thurso

 

Stephen Lloyd

 

Mark Durkan

 

NC4

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘Nothing in Part 2 of this Act shall limit the capacity of a charity or non-party

 

campaigning organisation to comment on public policy in so far as it does not

 

seek to influence the outcome of an election in so doing.’.

 


 

Expenditure within third party groups

 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Chris White

 

Andrew George

 

Charlotte Leslie

 

Kate Hoey

 

John Mann

 

NC6

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Part 6 of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (controls

 

relating to third party national election campaigns) is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

After section 87 insert—

 

“87A  

Expenditure within third party groups

 

(1)    

For the purposes of this Part, third parties which have formed part of a

 

group of third parties (“a group”), for the purposes of undertaking

 

activities to influence the outcome of an election, have only a duty to

 

account to the regulator for expenditure that the third party has incurred

 

for election purposes, as defined in section 85(3), and not for expenditure

 

by the group or groups of which they have formed part.

 

(2)    

Each group shall designate a person or persons responsible for reporting

 

to the regulator expenditure by the group incurred for election purposes.

 

(3)    

A donation by a third party to a group for the purposes of undertaking

 

activities to influence the outcome of an election shall count towards the

 

expenditure limits established in section 94 and Schedule 10.”.’.

 



 
 

Committee of the whole House: 9 September 2013            

678

 

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning

 

and Trade Union Administration Bill, continued

 
 

Impact of Part 2 on elections and referendums in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

 

Wayne David

 

Angela Smith

 

NC9

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘Within two months of the day on which this Act receives Royal Asssent, the

 

Electoral Commission and the Minister shall lay a report before both Houses of

 

Parliament containing—

 

(a)    

an assessment of the separate and specific impacts of Part 2 of this Act

 

on third-party engagement in elections to the Scottish Parliament, the

 

National Assembly for Wales and the Northern Ireland Assembly, and to

 

the House of Commons in respect of constituencies in Scotland, Wales

 

and Northern Ireland; and

 

(b)    

an assessment of the impact of Part 2 of the Act on referendums held or

 

to be held in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.’.

 


 

Assessment of effect of third party campaigning on UK elections

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Mr Graham Allen

 

NC10

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Within 12 months of the passing of this Act, the Secretary of State must set out a

 

report that includes his assessment of the effect that the actions of third party

 

campaigning has had at elections in the UK, which shall include—

 

(a)    

an assessment of the impact of third party national election campaigns as

 

regulated by Part IV of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums

 

Act 2000,

 

(b)    

the impact of any other third party campaigns which in his opinion have

 

had an impact on elections,

 

(c)    

evidence of public opinion on the benefits and adverse impacts of third

 

party activity at election time, and

 

(d)    

an assessment of the exisiting controls on third party campaigning at

 

elections in the UK, and how these compare to other countries.

 

(2)    

In drawing up the report under subsection (1), the Secretary of State must

 

consult—

 

(a)    

the Electoral Commission,

 

(b)    

the Charities Commission,

 

(c)    

the Governments of the devolved nations,

 

(d)    

political parties,

 

(e)    

such persons or organisations who campaign to affect policies or politics,

 

(f)    

such persons who may publish opinions, whether on paper or

 

electronically, that may be intended to influence policies or politics, and


 
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