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Notices of Amendments: 3 October 2013                  

744

 

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning

 

and Trade Union Administration Bill, continued

 
 

Wayne David

 

Angela Smith

 

59

 

Clause  27,  page  13,  line  38,  leave out subsection (1).

 

Wayne David

 

Angela Smith

 

60

 

Clause  27,  page  14,  line  10,  at end add—

 

‘(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 those

 

subsections on relative controlled expenditure by political parties and non-parties

 

in regulated periods’.’

 

Wayne David

 

Angela Smith

 

61

 

Page  14,  line  11,  leave out Clause 28.

 

Commencement of Part 2

 

Wayne David

 

Angela Smith

 

NC2

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘Part 2 of this Act shall not come into force until the Electoral Commission and

 

the Minister have laid 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.’.

 

Wayne David

 

Angela Smith

 

62

 

Clause  30,  page  23,  line  30,  leave out from beginning to end of line 35 and insert—

 

‘(5)    

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

 

under section 155 of the Political Parties, Elections 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.’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 3 October 2013                  

745

 

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning

 

and Trade Union Administration Bill, continued

 
 

Wayne David

 

Angela Smith

 

63

 

Clause  32,  page  26,  line  33,  leave out sections 95C and 95D.

 

Wayne David

 

Angela Smith

 

64

 

Clause  33,  page  33,  line  20,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

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 section 27 (1).’.

 

Cost and impact of Part 2

 

Wayne David

 

Angela Smith

 

NC3

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘Within one month of Royal Assent, the Electoral Commission must lay before

 

Parliament—

 

(a)    

full cost projections of the impact of Part 2 on their running costs;

 

(b)    

their assessment of the administrative impact on third parties.’.

 

Wayne David

 

Angela Smith

 

65

 

Clause  41,  page  47,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

‘(A1)    

None of Part 2 shall come into force until the report of any inquiry undertaken by

 

a Committee of either House of Parliament during the passage of the Act into the

 

impact of the Act has been published.’.

 

Wayne David

 

Angela Smith

 

66

 

Clause  41,  page  48,  line  2,  leave out subsection (1)(b).

 

Wayne David

 

Angela Smith

 

67

 

Clause  41,  page  48,  line  17,  leave out subsection (3)(b).


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 3 October 2013                  

746

 

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning

 

and Trade Union Administration Bill, continued

 
 

Duty to apply a code of conduct

 

Jon Trickett

 

Gareth Thomas

 

Chi Onwurah

 

NC4

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Registrar shall, after wide consultation with relevant stakeholders including

 

the Political and Constitutional Reform Select Committee, prepare a code of

 

conduct with which all registered persons will be required to comply, and may

 

produce revised codes from time to time.

 

(2)    

The Secretary of State must lay any professional lobbying code of conduct before

 

Parliament.

 

(3)    

Any code shall provide that any inappropriate financial relations between

 

registered persons and Parliamentarians are strictly forbidden.

 

(4)    

An organisation or person included on the register which contravenes the

 

provisions of the code of conduct shall be liable to civil penalties as set out in

 

section 14.’.

 

Penalty for bribery and corruption

 

Jon Trickett

 

Gareth Thomas

 

Chi Onwurah

 

NC5

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘If the Registrar determines that a person registered under section 4 has breached

 

the Bribery Act 2010, that person will be removed from the register.’.

 

Duty to report

 

Jon Trickett

 

Gareth Thomas

 

Chi Onwurah

 

NC6

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The Registrar will report annually to the Political and Constitutional Reform

 

Committee of the House of Commons on the operation of the Register.’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 3 October 2013                  

747

 

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning

 

and Trade Union Administration Bill, continued

 
 

Consultant lobbying

 

Jon Trickett

 

Gareth Thomas

 

Chi Onwurah

 

NC7

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘A person does not carry on the business of consultant lobbying if—

 

(a)    

the person is a constituent contacting or communicating with their

 

Member of Parliament;

 

(b)    

the person is making communications solely on his or her own behalf;

 

(c)    

the person is responding to a government consultation exercise;

 

(d)    

the person is responding to an invitation to submit information or

 

evidence to a Committee of either House of Parliament;

 

(e)    

the person is acting in an official capacity on behalf of a government

 

organisation;

 

(f)    

the person is making communications without remuneration; or

 

(g)    

the person is responding to or complying with a court order.’.

 

Disclosure

 

Jon Trickett

 

Gareth Thomas

 

Chi Onwurah

 

NC8

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The Government must disclose the names of all persons who are professional

 

lobbyists that work for them including—

 

(a)    

persons who are employed directly by the Government;

 

(b)    

persons who are formally employed by the political party or parties that

 

form the Government;

 

(c)    

persons who are employed by the Government on a temporary basis as

 

consultants; and

 

(d)    

contractors.’.

 

Revolving door

 

Jon Trickett

 

Gareth Thomas

 

Chi Onwurah

 

NC9

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Any professional lobbyist registered under section 1 of the Act taking up a senior

 

position in Government will—

 

(a)    

have their appointment scrutinised by a Committee;

 

(b)    

have restrictions placed on their activities set out in subsection (3).

 

(2)    

“Senior position in Government” means a senior civil servant or their equivalent.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 3 October 2013                  

748

 

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning

 

and Trade Union Administration Bill, continued

 
 

(3)    

The Minister, after consultation with relevant stakeholders, may make

 

regulations about the activities set out in (1)(a).’.

 

Jon Trickett

 

Gareth Thomas

 

Chi Onwurah

 

68

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  1,  leave out ‘a business’ and insert ‘their lobbying activity’.

 

Jon Trickett

 

Gareth Thomas

 

Chi Onwurah

 

69

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  3,  after ‘persons’, insert ‘or employer’.

 

Jon Trickett

 

Gareth Thomas

 

Chi Onwurah

 

70

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  4,  leave out paragraph (b) and insert—

 

‘(ba)    

the person concerned is trading as a sole trader or company, or is an

 

employee of such a person’.

 

Jon Trickett

 

Gareth Thomas

 

Chi Onwurah

 

71

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  8,  after ‘written’, insert ‘, including electronic,’.

 

Jon Trickett

 

Gareth Thomas

 

Chi Onwurah

 

72

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  12,  after ‘subordinate’, insert ‘or European’.

 

Jon Trickett

 

Gareth Thomas

 

Chi Onwurah

 

73

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  8,  leave out from ‘communications’ to ‘relating’ in line 10

 

and insert ‘are made to government or parliament’.

 

Jon Trickett

 

Gareth Thomas

 

Chi Onwurah

 

74

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  20,  at end insert ‘or parliament’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 3 October 2013                  

749

 

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning

 

and Trade Union Administration Bill, continued

 
 

Jon Trickett

 

Gareth Thomas

 

Chi Onwurah

 

75

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  21,  leave out ‘Minister or permanent secretary’ and insert

 

‘person being lobbied’.

 

Jon Trickett

 

Gareth Thomas

 

Chi Onwurah

 

76

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  25,  leave out from beginning of line 25 to end of subsection

 

(5) and insert—

 

 

“government and parliament” includes within the United Kingdom—

 

(c)    

Ministers or officials of government departments;

 

(d)    

Members and staff of either House of Parliament;

 

(e)    

Special Advisers and senior civil servants;

 

(f)    

Non-Ministerial Departments, Non-departmental public bodies

 

and executive agencies and their senior staff; and

 

(g)    

Advisers and consultants to government and parliament within

 

the meaning of this subsection, who are not employed by, or

 

seconded to government or parliament but have an official, if

 

temporary, role.’.

 

Jon Trickett

 

Gareth Thomas

 

Chi Onwurah

 

77

 

Schedule  1,  page  51,  line  10,  after ‘Parliament’, insert—

 

‘(c)    

will affect Members of Parliament and members of the House of Lords

 

and their parliamentary privilege.’.

 

Jon Trickett

 

Gareth Thomas

 

Chi Onwurah

 

78

 

Schedule  1,  page  51,  line  15,  leave out sub-paragraph 2.

 

Jon Trickett

 

Gareth Thomas

 

Chi Onwurah

 

79

 

Schedule  1,  page  51,  line  18,  leave out paragraph 3.

 

Jon Trickett

 

Gareth Thomas

 

Chi Onwurah

 

80

 

Schedule  1,  page  52,  line  7,  leave out paragraph 4.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 3 October 2013                  

750

 

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning

 

and Trade Union Administration Bill, continued

 
 

Jon Trickett

 

Gareth Thomas

 

Chi Onwurah

 

81

 

Schedule  1,  page  53,  line  6,  leave out paragraph 8.

 

Jon Trickett

 

Gareth Thomas

 

Chi Onwurah

 

82

 

Schedule  1,  page  53,  line  22,  leave out paragraph 11.

 

Jon Trickett

 

Gareth Thomas

 

Chi Onwurah

 

83

 

Schedule  1,  page  53,  line  26,  leave out paragraph 12.

 

Jon Trickett

 

Gareth Thomas

 

Chi Onwurah

 

84

 

Schedule  2,  page  54,  line  15,  after ‘satisfied’, insert ‘after consultation with the

 

Political and Constitutional Reform Committee of the House of Commons’.

 

Jon Trickett

 

Gareth Thomas

 

Chi Onwurah

 

85

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  7,  leave out from ‘business’ to end of line 8.

 

Jon Trickett

 

Gareth Thomas

 

Chi Onwurah

 

86

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  15,  at end insert—

 

‘(h)    

the name of the employer and the address of employer‘s business; and

 

(i)    

the names of members of staff employed by the person registered.’.

 

Jon Trickett

 

Gareth Thomas

 

Chi Onwurah

 

87

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  21,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

the approximate value of the registered person’s spending on their

 

lobbying activities for each quarter.’.


 
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