Amendments proposed to the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill, As Amended - continued House of Commons

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Mr Secretary Straw

60

Page     63,     line     16     [Clause     100],     leave out subsection (3).

   

Mr Secretary Straw

61

Page     63,     line     19     [Clause     100],     after 'cause', insert—

      '(a)''.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

62

Page     63,     line     20     [Clause     100],     after 'register', insert ', or

      (b) in the case of a notification under section 99(4A), any change required as a consequence of the notification to be made in the register,'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

63

Page     63,     line     21     [Clause     100],     at end insert—

    '(5) The information to be entered in the register in respect of a permitted participant who is an individual shall, however, not include his home address.'.


   

Mr Secretary Straw

109

Page     144,     line     19     [Schedule     11],     leave out from 'organisations,' to end of line 21.


   

Mr Secretary Straw

64

Page     65,     line     13     [Clause     104],     after 'referendum', insert 'to which this Part applies'.


   

Mr Secretary Straw

110

Page     146     [Schedule     12],     leave out lines 5 to 11.

   

Sir George Young
Sir Patrick Cormack
Mr Nigel Evans
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Robert Walter

148

*Page     146,     line     18     [Schedule     12 ],     at end add—

      '(f) any legal or other professional expenses incurred in respect of, or in connection with, any requirement in this Act.'.


   

Mr Secretary Straw

65

Page     67,     line     1     [Clause     106],     after 'if', insert ', without reasonable excuse,'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

66

Page     67,     line     19     [Clause     107],     after 'if', insert ', without reasonable excuse,'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

67

Page     67,     line     21     [Clause     107],     leave out 'without reasonable excuse,'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

68

Page     67,     line     31     [Clause     108],     after 'if', insert ', without reasonable excuse,'.


   

Sir George Young
Sir Patrick Cormack
Mr Nigel Evans
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Robert Walter

151

*Page     148,     line     25,     leave out Schedule 13.


   

Mr Secretary Straw

111

Page     151     [Schedule     14],     leave out lines 34 to 37 and insert—

      '(b) any relevant donation received by a permitted participant from a trustee of any property (in his capacity as such) which does not constitute a donation transmitted by the trustee to the permitted participant—

          (i) on behalf of a person who, at the time of its receipt by the permitted participant, is a permissible donor falling within section 48(2), or

          (ii) in pursuance of a bequest made by such a person as is mentioned in section 48(3),

    shall be regarded as a relevant donation received by the permitted participant from a person who is not such a permissible donor.'.


   

Mr Secretary Straw

112

Page     152,     line     17     [Schedule     14],     at end insert 'permitted participant and any'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

113

Page     152,     line     18     [Schedule     14],     at end insert 'registered party and any'.


   

Mr Secretary Straw

69

Page     71,     line     24     [Clause     115],     after 'if', insert ', without reasonable excuse,'.


   

Mr Secretary Straw

70

Page     72,     line     21     [Clause     117],     at end insert—

    '(1A) If the return contains a statement of relevant donations in accordance with section 113(2)(d), the Commission shall secure that the copy of the statement made available for public inspection does not include, in the case of any donation by an individual, the donor's address.'.

   

Sir George Young
Sir Patrick Cormack
Mr Nigel Evans
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Robert Walter

154

*Page     72,     line     41     [Clause     118],     leave out 'relevant' and insert 'referendum'.


   

Sir George Young
Sir Patrick Cormack
Mr Nigel Evans
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Robert Walter

150

*Page     73     [Clause     118],     leave out line 11.

   

Sir George Young
Sir Patrick Cormack
Mr Nigel Evans
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Robert Walter

155

*Page     73     [Clause     118],     leave out lines 19 and 20.

   

Sir George Young
Sir Patrick Cormack
Mr Nigel Evans
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Robert Walter

149

*Page     73,     line     20     [Clause     118],     at end insert—

    '(5) (a) No civil servant shall advocate any argument for or against any particular answer to any question in a referendum, notwithstanding the fact that this would be incidental to the issue of a press notice under subsection 3(d).

      (b) In this subsection the term "civil servant" includes any person employed as a special adviser'.


   

Sir George Young
Sir Patrick Cormack
Mr Nigel Evans
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Robert Walter

146

*Page     75,     line     17,     leave out Clause 122.


   

Mr Secretary Straw

114

Page     155,     line     47     [Schedule     15],     leave out from 'agent' to end of line 50 and insert '("the donee") from a trustee of any property (in his capacity as such) which does not constitute a donation transmitted by the trustee to the donee—

      (a) on behalf of a person who, at the time of its receipt by the donee, is a permissible donor falling within section 48(2) of the 2000 Act, or

      (b) in pursuance of a bequest made by such a person as is mentioned in section 48(3) of that Act,

    shall be regarded as a relevant donation received by the donee from a person who is not such a permissible donor.'.


   

Mr Secretary Straw

115

Page     156,     line     35     [Schedule     15],     leave     out 'a relevant donation received by'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

116

Page     156,     line     36     [Schedule     15],     after 'agent' insert 'and any relevant donation received by him'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

117

Page     156,     line     36     [Schedule     15],     after first 'a' insert 'registered party and any'.


   

Mr Secretary Straw

71

Page     78,     line     24     [Clause     125],     leave out '£20' and insert '£50'.


   

Mr Secretary Straw

118

Page     158     [Schedule     16],     leave out lines 7 to 13.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

119

Page     158,     line     16     [Schedule     16],     leave out from 'trial)' to end of line 17 and insert ', in subsection (2)(b) (disqualification of persons to constitute election court) for the words from "area" onwards substitute "area in which he resides.".'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

120

Page     158     [Schedule     16],     leave out lines 18 and 19.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

121

Page     158,     line     21     [Schedule     16],     leave out '152' and insert '153'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

122

Page     158     [Schedule     16],     leave out lines 22 to 27.


   

Mr Secretary Straw

123

Page     160,     line     26     [Schedule     17],     at end insert—

    '(1A) If any such return contains a statement of donations in accordance with section 81(3)(e) above, the appropriate officer shall secure that the copy of the statement made available for public inspection under subsection (1)(a) above or (as the case may be) supplied under subsection (1)(b) above does not include, in the case of any donation by an individual, the donor's address.'.

   

Dr Julian Lewis

1

Page     160,     line     30     [Schedule     17],     at end insert—

    '7A.—(1) Section 106 (false statements as to candidates) shall be amended as follows.

    (2) In subsection (1) after the words "character or conduct" there shall be inserted the words "or fails to take reasonable steps to withdraw from circulation and public availability a false statement previously made or published".

    (3) After subsection (1) there shall be inserted—

    "(1A) 'For the avoidance of doubt, a person who makes or publishes a statement on the Internet or by other electronic means, or who causes a statement to be so made or published, makes or publishes a statement for the purposes of this subsection; and a person who fails to remove or cause the removal of a statement from the Internet shall be regarded as having failed, for the purposes of this subsection, to take reasonable steps to withdraw that statement from circulation and public availability".'.

   

Dr Julian Lewis

2

Page     160,     line     30     [Schedule     17],     at end insert—

    '7B.—(1) Section 106 (false statements as to candidates) shall be amended as follows.

    (2) In subsection (1), the words "(b) for the purpose of affecting the return of any candidate at the election" shall be omitted.'.

 
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