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(1)Sections 50 to 69 of, and Schedule 6 to, the 2000 Act (donations to political parties) do not apply in relation to any Northern Ireland party during the final disapplication period.
(2)“The final disapplication period” means the period—
(a)starting with the day on which this section comes into force, and
(b)ending with 31st October 2007.
(3)Paragraphs 2 to 15 of Schedule 7 to the 2000 Act (donations to individuals and members associations) do not apply during the final disapplication period in relation to any regulated donee who is—
(a)an individual ordinarily resident in Northern Ireland, or
(b)a members association wholly or mainly consisting of members of a Northern Ireland party.
(4)Section 54(2)(c) of the 2000 Act has effect in relation to any donation received during the final disapplication period by—
(a)a Great Britain party, or
(b)a regulated donee who is resident or carries on activities in Great Britain,
as if it referred to a Great Britain party only.
(5)References in Schedule 2A to the 1983 Act to a permissible donor falling within section 54(2) are to be read, in relation to any donation received during the final disapplication period by a candidate at an election in Great Britain, as not including a Northern Ireland party.
(6)In this section—
“Great Britain party” means a party registered in the Great Britain register (as defined by section 23(2) of the 2000 Act),
“Northern Ireland party” means a party registered in the Northern Ireland register (as defined by that section), and
“regulated donee” and “members association” have the same meaning as in Schedule 7 to the 2000 Act.
(7)The reference in subsection (4)(b) to Great Britain includes the combined region (as defined by section 160(1) of the 2000 Act).
(8)The following provisions cease to have effect—
(a)in the 2000 Act—
(ii)Chapter 4 of Part 4,
(iv)in Schedule 7, paragraphs 1(10) and (11) and 16, and
(b)in Schedule 2A to the 1983 Act, paragraph 1(7).
(9)In section 159A(a) of the 2000 Act (functions that are not exercisable by Lord Chancellor as well as by Secretary of State), for “, 18(2) and (4) and 70” substitute “and 18(2) and (4)”.
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