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Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000

Section 119 and Schedule 15 : Control of donations to permitted participants

219.Section 119 gives effect to Schedule 15 which provides for controls on donations to permitted participants in referendum campaigns. Part I of Schedule 15 defines donations to permitted participants in a referendum in terms equivalent to those in sections 50 to 52 in respect of donations to registered parties. Part II of Schedule 15 applies restrictions on the acceptance of donations equivalent to those in section 54 to 61. Part III of Schedule 15 provides that the return as to referendum expenses, required under section 120, must include a statement giving details of the source and amount of donations of more than £5,000 (including aggregate sums). The statement must also detail donations received, but rejected, from impermissible or unidentifiable donors. The requirements of section 119 and Schedule 15 do not apply to registered parties (other than a minor party) given that they will be subject to the ongoing controls on donations set out in Part IV.

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