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Clause 27 — Changes to existing limits

Part of Access to Mental Health Services – in the House of Commons at 5:30 pm on 10th September 2013.

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Photo of Alan Whitehead Alan Whitehead Labour, Southampton, Test 5:30 pm, 10th September 2013

Does my hon. Friend think that there is even a modicum of reason behind the proposal to reduce thresholds based on the fear among those on the Government Benches that an individual might decide to campaign on a third party basis and put large amounts of money into such a campaign? The legislation might catch the organisations that she has described, but does she agree that it would be very easy for an individual to be vague about such arrangements, as has happened in America with third party political action committees and related individual-funded organisations? In such circumstances, the provisions would not work.