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Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2006

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12Extension of categories of permissible donors

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In Part 4 of the 2000 Act, after Chapter 5 insert—

Chapter 6Special Provision in connection with Northern Ireland

71AIntroduction

(1)The following provisions have effect for the interpretation of this Chapter.

(2)“Northern Ireland recipient” means—

(a)a party registered in the Northern Ireland register, or

(b)a regulated donee who is—

(i)an individual ordinarily resident in Northern Ireland, or

(ii)a members association wholly or mainly consisting of members of a Northern Ireland party.

(3)“Regulated donee” and “members association” have the same meaning as in Schedule 7.

(4)“Prescribed” means prescribed by an order made by the Secretary of State after consulting the Commission.

71BExtension of categories of permissible donors in relation to Northern Ireland recipients

(1)In relation to a donation to a Northern Ireland recipient, section 54(2) has effect as if the following were also permissible donors—

(a)an Irish citizen in relation to whom any prescribed conditions are met;

(b)a body which is of a prescribed description or category and in relation to which any prescribed conditions are met.

(2)A description or category of body must not be prescribed for the purposes of subsection (1)(b) unless the Secretary of State is satisfied that a body of that description or category would be entitled under Irish law to donate to an Irish political party.

(3)In relation to a donation in the form of a bequest subsection (1)(a) is to be read as referring to an individual—

(a)who at any time within the period of five years ending with the date of his death was an Irish citizen, and

(b)in relation to whom, at the time of his death, any prescribed conditions were met.

71CNorthern Ireland recipients not permissible donors in relation to Great Britain

(1)In relation to a donation received by—

(a)a registered party which is registered in the Great Britain register, or

(b)a regulated donee resident or carrying on activities in Great Britain,

section 54(2) has effect as if it did not include a party registered in the Northern Ireland register.

(2)The reference in subsection (1)(b) to Great Britain includes the combined region.

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