Political Parties: Finance

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 24th June 2019.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Shadow Lord President of the Council

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reason the Government has not issued a commencement order for Section 10 of the Political Parties Act 2009, in relation to non-resident donors.

Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales, The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

Successive Governments have considered section 10 of the Political Parties and Elections Act 2009 to be unworkable

There is already a robust legal framework in place to ensure only individuals that are registered on the electoral register and organisations that carry out business in the UK can

make donations to political organisations in the UK

In May this year, the Government announced it will consult on strengthening the current provisions which protect UK politics from foreign influence. The consultation may consider

recommendations on foreign spending in elections and donations from shell companies.

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