Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill (HC Bill 108)

Contents

  1. Part 1

    Registration of consultant lobbyists

    1. Requirement to register

      1. 1. Prohibition on consultant lobbying unless registered

      2. 2. Meaning of consultant lobbying

    2. Keeping the register

      1. 3. The Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists

      2. 4. The register

      3. 5. Notification of client information and changes

      4. 6. Duty to update register

      5. 7. Duty to publish register

    3. Compliance

      1. 8. Duty to monitor

      2. 9. Notice to supply information

      3. 10. Limitations on duty to supply information and use of information supplied

      4. 11. Right to appeal against information notice

    4. Offences

      1. 12. Offences

      2. 13. Bodies corporate and Scottish partnerships

    5. Civil penalties

      1. 14. Civil penalties

      2. 15. Notice of intention to impose civil penalty

      3. 16. Imposition of penalty

      4. 17. Right to appeal against imposition of civil penalty

      5. 18. Civil penalties and criminal proceedings

      6. 19. Enforcement

      7. 20. Further provision about civil penalties

    6. Supplementary

      1. 21. Guidance

      2. 22. Charges

      3. 23. Power to make further provision

      4. 24. Regulations

      5. 25. Interpretation

  2. Part 2

    Non-party campaigning etc

    1. Controlled expenditure

      1. 26. Meaning of “controlled expenditure”

      2. 27. Changes to existing limits

      3. 28. Constituency limits

      4. 29. Targeted expenditure limits

      5. 30. Extension of power to vary specified sums

    2. Information and reports

      1. 31. Notification requirements for recognised third parties

      2. 32. Reporting of donations to recognised third parties

      3. 33. Statements of accounts by recognised third parties

    3. Miscellaneous

      1. 34. Third party expenditure in respect of candidates

      2. 35. Functions of Electoral Commission with respect to compliance

  3. Part 3

    Trade unions’ registers of members

    1. 36. Duty to provide membership audit certificate

    2. 37. Duty to appoint an assurer etc

    3. 38. Investigatory powers

    4. 39. Enforcement

  4. Part 4

    Supplementary

    1. 40. Financial provision

    2. 41. Commencement

    3. 42. Transitional provision

    4. 43. Extent

    5. 44. Short title

    1. Schedule 1

      Carrying on the business of consultant lobbying

      1. Part 1

        Exceptions

      2. Part 2

        Meaning of terms used in section 2(1)

      3. Part 3

        Positions equivalent to permanent secretary

    2. Schedule 2

      The Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists

    3. Schedule 3

      Controlled expenditure: qualifying expenses

    4. Schedule 4

      Requirements of quarterly and weekly donation reports