Amendment 196

Elections Bill - Committee (6th Day) – in the House of Lords at 7:45 pm on 28 March 2022.

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Earl Howe:

Moved by Earl Howe

196: Clause 48, page 55, line 32, after “(referendums)” insert “where the referendum in question is a referendum to which Part 7 of PPERA applies and the electronic material is published during the referendum period (within the meaning of that Part) for that referendum”Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment provides that the Electoral Commission is able to enforce the offence in clause 46(1) in relation to the publication of electronic material which can reasonably be regarded as intended to achieve a purpose within clause 41(9)(referendums) only in relation to a referendum to which Part 7 of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 applies and where the material is published during the relevant referendum period.

Amendment 196 agreed.

Clause 48, as amended, agreed.

Clauses 49 to 51 agreed.

Schedule 12 agreed.

Amendment 196A not moved.

Amendment 196B had been withdrawn from the Marshalled List.

Clauses 52 to 59 agreed.

House resumed. Committee to begin again not before 8.45 pm.