Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000

Draft scheme for purposes of section 26E+W+S+N.I.

3(1)This paragraph applies to any party registered under the 1998 Act on the initial date.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)The party must within the compliance period send to the Commission—

(a)a copy of the party’s constitution (within the meaning of section 26); and

(b)a draft of the scheme which the party proposes to adopt for the purposes of section 26 if approved by the Commission under that section;

and subsections (2) to (6) of that section shall apply in connection with any such scheme and its approval by the Commission.

(3)The party must also within the compliance period give a notification to the Commission under this sub-paragraph.

(4)A notification under sub-paragraph (3) must—

(a)give the name and home address—

(i)of a person to be registered under Part II of this Act as the party’s treasurer; and

(ii)(if the party is seeking to be so registered as a party with a campaigns officer) of a person to be registered as that officer; and

(b)be signed by the person registered under the 1998 Act as leader or nominating officer of the party and by the proposed registered treasurer mentioned in paragraph (a) and (if paragraph (a)(ii) applies) by the proposed campaigns officer.

(5)Where the party would on registration under Part II of this Act be a party with accounting units, a notification under sub-paragraph (3) must also give in relation to each accounting unit—

(a)the name of the accounting unit and of its treasurer and of an officer of the unit to be registered for the purposes of section 27(3), and

(b)the address of its headquarters or, if it has no headquarters, an address to which communications to the accounting unit may be sent.

(6)A notification under sub-paragraph (3) may be signed by the same person in his capacity as registered leader or nominating officer and in his capacity as proposed registered treasurer, but in that case it must be apparent from the notification that he is signing it in both of those capacities.

(7)Where the party sends the Commission a declaration falling within section 28(2)(a), the provisions of sub-paragraphs (2) to (6) shall be read as applying separately in relation to—

(a)the party to be registered in the Great Britain register, and

(b)the party to be registered in the Northern Ireland register.