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211

 

House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 10 September 2013

 

Committee of the whole House

 

Proceedings

 

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and


 

Trade Union Administration Bill


 

[Second Day]


 

CLAUSE 26, SCHEDULE 3, CLAUSES 27 TO 32, SCHEDULE 4, CLAUSES 33 TO 35,

 

NEW CLAUSES RELATING TO PART 2, NEW SCHEDULES RELATING TO PART 2

 

John Thurso

 

Stephen Lloyd

 

Andrew George

 

Simon Hughes

 

Dr Julian Huppert

 

Tim Farron

 

Mr Michael Thornton

 

Greg Mulholland

 

Mr Alan Reid

 

Annette Brooke

 

John Pugh

 

Mr Mark Williams

 

Withdrawn  47

 

Clause  26,  page  12,  line  23,  leave out ‘subsections (2) to (4)’ and insert ‘subsection

 

(2)’.’.

 

Wayne David

 

Angela Smith

 

Not called  62

 

Clause  26,  page  12,  line  24,  leave out subsections (2) to (4).

 

John Thurso

 

Stephen Lloyd

 

Andrew George

 

Simon Hughes

 

Dr Julian Huppert

 

Paul Burstow

 

Tim Farron

 

Mr Michael Thornton

 

Greg Mulholland

 

Mr Alan Reid

 

Annette Brooke

 

John Pugh

 

Mr Mark Williams

 

Not called  46

 

Clause  26,  page  12,  line  28,  leave out subsections (3) and (4).


 
 

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Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning

 

and Trade Union Administration Bill, continued

 
 

Wayne David

 

Angela Smith

 

Not selected  60

 

Clause  26,  page  12,  leave out line 30.

 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Fabian Hamilton

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Graham Stringer

 

Mark Durkan

 

Sarah Champion

 

Andrew George

 

Chris White

 

Kate Hoey

 

John Mann

 

Charlotte Leslie

 

Graeme Morrice

 

John Cryer

 

Greg Mulholland

 

Mr David Davis

 

 

Not called  131

 

Clause  26,  page  12,  leave out lines 31 to line 3 on page 13 and insert—

 

 

“For election purposes” means activity which can reasonably be regarded as

 

intended for the primary purpose of—

 

(a)    

promoting or procuring electoral success at any relevant election

 

for—

 

(i)    

one or more particular registered parties;

 

(ii)    

one or more registered parties who advocate (or do not

 

advocate) particular policies or who otherwise fall

 

within a particular category of such parties; or

 

(iii)    

candidates who hold (or do not hold) particular opinions

 

or who advocate (or do not advocate) particular policies

 

or who otherwise fall within a particular category of

 

candidates; or

 

(b)    

otherwise enhancing the standing—

 

(i)    

of any such party or parties; or

 

(ii)    

of any such candidates,

 

with the electorate in connection with future relevant elections (whether

 

imminent or otherwise).’.

 

Wayne David

 

Angela Smith

 

Not called  64

 

Clause  26,  page  12,  line  31,  leave out ‘or in connection with’.

 

Pete Wishart

 

Not called  168

 

Clause  26,  page  13,  line  30,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

the amendments made by this Part shall not apply to elections to the

 

Scottish Parliament, unless the Scottish Parliament so resolves.’.

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Not called  169

 

Clause  26,  page  13,  line  30,  at end insert—


 
 

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and Trade Union Administration Bill, continued

 
 

‘( )    

the amendments made by this Part shall not apply to charities registered

 

in the Scottish Charity Register maintained under section 3 of the

 

Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 in relation to

 

Scotland.’.

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

Not selected  171

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  26,  page  13,  line  30,  at end insert ‘the amendments made by this Part shall

 

not apply to elections to the National Assembly for Wales, unless the National Assembly

 

for Wales consents.’.

 

Wayne David

 

Angela Smith

 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Not selected  59

 

Page  12,  line  20,  leave out Clause 26.

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Fabian Hamilton

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Graham Stringer

 

Mark Durkan

 

Sarah Champion

 

Andrew George

 

Kate Hoey

 

John Mann

 

Charlotte Leslie

 

Greg Mulholland

 

Not called  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

 

Greg Mulholland

 

 

Not called  133

 

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


 
 

Committee of the whole House Proceedings: 10 September 2013  

214

 

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

 

Greg Mulholland

 

Not called  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

 

Greg Mulholland

 

Not called  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).’.

 

Wayne David

 

Angela Smith

 

Not called  167

 

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

 

Not selected  61

 

Page  54,  line  29,  leave out Schedule 3.

 

Schedule Agreed to on division.

 


 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Martin Vickers

 

Withdrawn  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.’.


 
 

Committee of the whole House Proceedings: 10 September 2013  

215

 

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning

 

and Trade Union Administration Bill, continued

 
 

Wayne David

 

Angela Smith

 

Not called  66

 

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

 

Wayne David

 

Angela Smith

 

Not called  165

 

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

 

Andrew George

 

Naomi Long

 

Mr David Anderson

 

Gordon Henderson

 

John Robertson

 

Mr Douglas Carswell

 

Katy Clark

 

Paul Goggins

 

Mr David Davis

 

Not selected  135

 

Page  13,  line  31,  leave out Clause 27.

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Not called  170

 

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

 

Not selected  69

 

Page  14,  line  3,  leave out Clause 28.


 
 

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Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning

 

and Trade Union Administration Bill, continued

 
 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

Agreed to  86

 

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

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

Agreed to  87

 

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

 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Not selected  143

 

Page  18,  line  29,  leave out Clause 29.

 

Clause agreed to, as amended

 


 

Wayne David

 

Angela Smith

 

Not called  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.

 

(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

 

Not selected  144

 

Page  23,  line  20,  leave out Clause 30.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 



 
 

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Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning

 

and Trade Union Administration Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Kate Hoey

 

John Mann

 

Andrew George

 

Not selected  145

 

Page  23,  line  32,  leave out Clause 31.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Wayne David

 

Angela Smith

 

Not called  71

 

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

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

Agreed to  88

 

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

 

party’.

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

Agreed to  89

 

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

 

party’.

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

Agreed to  90

 

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

 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Kate Hoey

 

John Mann

 

Andrew George

 

Not selected  146

 

Page  24,  line  25,  leave out Clause 32.

 

Clause agreed to, as amended

 


 

Wayne David

 

Angela Smith

 

Not called  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).’.


 
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