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Political Parties and Elections Act 2009

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20Increased thresholds in relation to donations etc

(1)In the following provisions of the 2000 Act, for “£200” there is substituted “£500”—

  • section 52(2)(b);

  • section 54(4)(b) and (6)(b);

  • section 71F(12)(b);

  • in Schedule 7, paragraphs 4(3)(b) and 6(2) and (4)(b);

  • in Schedule 7A, paragraph 2(4)(b);

  • in Schedule 11, paragraphs 4(2) and 6(4) and (6)(b);

  • in Schedule 15, paragraphs 4(2) and 6(5) and (7)(b).

(2)In the following provisions of the 2000 Act, for “£1,000” there is substituted “£1,500”—

  • section 62(6A)(a) and (b), (7)(b) and (11)(b);

  • section 71M(7)(a) and (b), (8)(b) and (11)(b);

  • in Schedule 7, paragraph 10(1A)(a) and (b) and (2)(b);

  • in Schedule 7A, paragraph 9(2)(a) and (b) and (7)(b).

(3)In the following provisions of the 2000 Act, for “£5,000” there is substituted “£7,500”—

  • section 62(4)(a) and (b), (5)(b) and (11)(b);

  • section 63(3);

  • section 71M(4)(a) and (b), (5)(b) and (11)(b);

  • section 71Q(3);

  • in Schedule 7, paragraph 10(1A)(a) and (b) and (2)(b);

  • in Schedule 7A, paragraph 9(2)(a) and (b) and (7)(b);

  • in Schedule 11, paragraph 10(2)(a);

  • in Schedule 15, paragraph 10(2)(a).

(4)In section 155 of the 2000 Act (power to vary specified sums), after subsection (2) there is inserted—

(3)Subsection (4) applies in relation to the sums specified in—

(a)Part 4;

(b)Part 4A;

(c)Schedule 11;

(d)Schedule 15;

(e)Schedule 19A.

(4)In each Parliament, other than a Parliament that is dissolved less than two years after the date of its first sitting, the Secretary of State must either—

(a)make an order in pursuance of subsection (2)(a), or

(b)lay before Parliament a statement setting out the Secretary of State’s reasons for not doing so.

(5)The amendment made by subsection (4) does not apply in relation to the Parliament during which this Act is passed.

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