Schedule 4

Political Parties and Elections Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:45 pm on 20 November 2008.

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Minor and consequential amendments

Amendments made: No. 172, in page 40, line 29, at end insert—

‘In section 54 (permissible donors), in subsection (1)(b), for “that person” there is substituted “the person offering the donation”.’.

No. 173, in page 40, line 29, at end insert—

‘In section 55 (payments etc which are (or are not) to be treated as donations by permissible donors), at the end of subsection (2) there is inserted—

“But such a payment shall not be regarded as a donation for the purposes of section 54A or paragraph 6A of Schedule 7.”’.

No. 174, in page 40, line 29, at end insert—

‘In section 56 (acceptance or return of donations: general), in subsection (5)—

(a) in paragraph (a), for “paragraph (a) or (b)” there is substituted “paragraph (a), (aa) or (b)”;

(b) in paragraph (b)(i), for “subsection (2)(a)” there is substituted “subsection (2)(a) or (aa)”.’.

No. 175, in page 41, line 43, leave out from beginning to ‘sub-paragraph’ in line 44 and insert—

‘(1) Schedule 7 (control of donations to individuals and members associations) is amended as follows.

(2) In sub-paragraph (1)(b) of paragraph 6 (prohibition on accepting donations from impermissible donors), for “that person” there is substituted “the person offering the donation”.

(3) In’.

No. 176, in page 42, line 1, leave out from beginning to ‘sub-paragraph’ and insert—

‘(1) Schedule 11 (control of donations to recognised third parties) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph 4 (payments etc not to be regarded as donations), at the end there is inserted—

“(3) Any payment out of public funds shall not be regarded as a donation for the purposes of paragraph 6A.”

(3) In’.

No. 177, in page 42, line 4, leave of from beginning to ‘sub-paragraph’ and insert—

‘(1) Schedule 15 (control of donations to permitted participants) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph 4 (payments etc not to be regarded as donations)—

(a) sub-paragraph (1)(a) is omitted;

(b) at the end there is inserted—

“(3) Any payment out of public funds shall not be regarded as a donation for the purposes of paragraph 6A.

(4) For all other purposes of this Schedule, such a payment shall not be regarded as a donation unless it is a grant provided to a designated organisation by virtue of section 110(2).”

(3) In’.—[Mr. Wills.]

Schedule 4, as amended, agreed to.