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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Monday 23 February 2009

 

For other Amendment(s) see the following page(s) of Supplement to Votes:

 

95-110

 

Consideration of Bill


 

Political Parties and Elections Bill, As Amended

 

Increased thresholds in relation to donations etc

 

Secretary Jack Straw

 

NC19

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

In the following provisions of the 2000 Act, for “£200” there is substituted

 

“£500”—

 

section 52(2)(b);

 

section 54(4)(b) and (6)(b);

 

section 71F(12)(b);

 

in Schedule 7, paragraphs 4(3)(b) and 6(2) and (4)(b);

 

in Schedule 7A, paragraph 2(4)(b);

 

in Schedule 11, paragraphs 4(2) and 6(4) and (6)(b);

 

in Schedule 15, paragraphs 4(2) and 6(5) and (7)(b).

 

(2)    

In the following provisions of the 2000 Act, for “£1,000” there is substituted

 

“£1,500”—

 

section 62(6A)(a) and (b), (7)(b) and (11)(b);

 

section 71M(7)(a) and (b), (8)(b) and (11)(b);

 

in Schedule 7, paragraph 10(1A)(a) and (b) and (2)(b);

 

in Schedule 7A, paragraph 9(2)(a) and (b) and (7)(b).

 

(3)    

In the following provisions of the 2000 Act, for “£5,000” there is substituted

 

“£7,500”—

 

section 62(4)(a) and (b), (5)(b) and (11)(b);

 

section 63(3);

 

section 71M(4)(a) and (b), (5)(b) and (11)(b);

 

section 71Q(3);

 

in Schedule 7, paragraph 10(1A)(a) and (b) and (2)(b);

 

in Schedule 7A, paragraph 9(2)(a) and (b) and (7)(b);


 
 

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Political Parties and Elections Bill, continued

 
 

in Schedule 11, paragraph 10(2)(a);

 

in Schedule 15, paragraph 10(2)(a).’.

 

Secretary Jack Straw

 

94

 

Page  6,  line  2  [Clause  8],  leave out ‘£5,000’ and insert ‘£7,500’.

 

Secretary Jack Straw

 

95

 

Page  6,  line  3  [Clause  8],  leave out ‘£1,000’ and insert ‘£1,500’.

 

Secretary Jack Straw

 

96

 

Page  6,  line  7  [Clause  8],  leave out ‘£5,000’ and insert ‘£7,500’.

 

Secretary Jack Straw

 

97

 

Page  6,  line  18  [Clause  8],  leave out ‘£5,000’ and insert ‘£7,500’.

 

Secretary Jack Straw

 

98

 

Page  6,  line  35  [Clause  8],  leave out ‘£1,000’ and insert ‘£1,500’.

 

Secretary Jack Straw

 

99

 

Page  6,  line  35  [Clause  8],  leave out ‘£5,000’ and insert ‘£7,500’.

 

Secretary Jack Straw

 

100

 

Page  38,  line  24  [Schedule  3],  leave out ‘£5,000’ and insert ‘£7,500’.

 

Secretary Jack Straw

 

101

 

Page  38,  line  26  [Schedule  3],  leave out ‘£1,000’ and insert ‘£1,500’.

 

Secretary Jack Straw

 

102

 

Page  38,  line  30  [Schedule  3],  leave out ‘£5,000’ and insert ‘£7,500’.

 

Secretary Jack Straw

 

103

 

Page  38,  line  32  [Schedule  3],  leave out ‘£1,000’ and insert ‘£1,500’.

 

Secretary Jack Straw

 

104

 

Page  39,  line  3  [Schedule  3],  leave out ‘£5,000’ and insert ‘£7,500’.

 

Secretary Jack Straw

 

105

 

Page  39,  line  5  [Schedule  3],  leave out ‘£1,000’ and insert ‘£1,500’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 23 February 2009                  

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Political Parties and Elections Bill, continued

 
 

Secretary Jack Straw

 

106

 

Page  40,  line  18  [Schedule  3],  leave out ‘£5,000’ and insert ‘£7,500’.

 

Secretary Jack Straw

 

107

 

Page  40,  line  23  [Schedule  3],  leave out ‘£5,000’ and insert ‘£7,500’.

 

Secretary Jack Straw

 

108

 

Page  40,  line  36  [Schedule  3],  leave out ‘£5,000’ and insert ‘£7,500’.

 

Secretary Jack Straw

 

109

 

Page  42,  line  2  [Schedule  3],  leave out ‘£5,000’ and insert ‘£7,500’.

 

Secretary Jack Straw

 

110

 

Page  42,  line  7  [Schedule  3],  leave out ‘£5,000’ and insert ‘£7,500’.

 

Secretary Jack Straw

 

111

 

Page  42,  line  20  [Schedule  3],  leave out ‘£5,000’ and insert ‘£7,500’.

 

Reports of gifts received by unincorporated associations making donations

 

Secretary Jack Straw

 

NC20

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

After section 140 of the 2000 Act there is inserted—

 

“Reports to Commission by unincorporated associations making political donations

 

“140A

   Reports of gifts received by unincorporated associations

 

Schedule 19ZA, which requires unincorporated associations making

 

political donations to report gifts received by them to the Commission,

 

has effect.”

 

(2)    

Before Schedule 19A to the 2000 Act (inserted by section 2 above) there is

 

inserted, as Schedule 19ZA, the Schedule set out in Schedule [Reports of gifts

 

received by unincorporated associations making donations: Schedule to be

 

inserted into the 2000 Act] to this Act.

 

(3)    

In Schedule 20 to the 2000 Act the following entries are inserted at the

 

appropriate place—

 

“Paragraph 6(1) of Schedule 19ZA

On summary conviction: Level 5.

 
 

(failure to give notification or report

  
 

within specified period)

  
 

Paragraph 6(2) of Schedule 19ZA

On summary conviction in England

 
 

(giving notification or report that fails

and Wales or Scotland: statutory

 
 

to comply with requirements of that

maximum or 12 months.

 
 

Schedule)

  
  

On summary conviction in Northern

 
  

Ireland: statutory maximum or 6

 
  

months.

 
  

On indictment: fine or 1 year.

 
 

Paragraph 6(3) of Schedule 19ZA

On summary conviction in England

 
 

(making false declaration in

and Wales or Scotland: statutory

 
 

notification or report)

maximum or 12 months.

 
  

On summary conviction in Northern

 
  

Ireland: statutory maximum or 6

 
  

months.

 
  

On indictment: fine or 1 year.”

 

 
 

Notices of Amendments: 23 February 2009                  

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(4)    

The Secretary of State, after consulting the Electoral Commission, may make an

 

order that—

 

(a)    

amends or modifies the Schedule inserted into the 2000 Act by Schedule

 

[Reports of gifts received by unincorporated associations making

 

donations: Schedule to be inserted into the 2000 Act] so far as it applies

 

in relation to Northern Ireland;

 

(b)    

makes provision that is consequential on or supplemental to that made by

 

virtue of paragraph (a) (including provision amending or modifying any

 

provision of the 2000 Act).

 

(5)    

The power to make an order under subsection (4) is exercisable by statutory

 

instrument.

 

(6)    

No order may be made under subsection (4) unless a draft of the instrument

 

containing the order has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each

 

House of Parliament.

 

(7)    

In the Schedule inserted into the 2000 Act by Schedule [Reports of gifts received

 

by unincorporated associations making donations: Schedule to be inserted into

 

the 2000 Act] to this Act—

 

(a)    

the reference in paragraph 1(1) to a calendar year does not include any

 

year before 2010;

 

(b)    

a reference in paragraph 2 to a gift does not include any gift received

 

before the day on which this Act is passed.’.

 

Secretary Jack Straw

 

NS1

 

To move the following Schedule:—


 
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