4(1)In paragraph 6 of Schedule 11 to the 2000 Act (prohibition on accepting donations from impermissible donors), after paragraph (a) of sub-paragraph (1) there is inserted—E+W+S+N.I.
“(aa)in the case of a donation of an amount exceeding £7,500, the recognised third party has not been given a declaration as required by paragraph 6A; or”.
(2)After paragraph 6 of that Schedule there is inserted—
“Declaration as to source of donationE+W+S+N.I.
6A(1)Where a person (P) causes an amount exceeding £7,500 to be received by a recognised third party by way of a donation, a written declaration must be given to the recognised third party—
(a)by P, if P is an individual, or
(b)if not, by an individual authorised by P to make the declaration,
stating, to the best of the individual's knowledge and belief, whether or not sub-paragraph (2) applies to the donation.
(2)This sub-paragraph applies to the donation if—
(a)a person other than P has provided, or is expected to provide, money or any other benefit to P with a view to, or otherwise in connection with, the making of the donation, and
(b)the money, or the value of the benefit, is more than £7,500.
(3)Where a declaration under this paragraph contains a statement to the effect that sub-paragraph (2) applies to the donation, it must also—
(a)state whether or not, in the opinion of the person making the declaration—
(i)sub-paragraph (4) of paragraph 6 applies to the donation;
(ii)sub-paragraph (6) of that paragraph applies to it;
(b)if the person's opinion is that neither of those sub-paragraphs applies to the donation, give the person's reasons for that opinion.
(4)The declaration must also state the full name and address of the person by whom it is made and, where sub-paragraph (1)(b) applies—
(a)state that the person is authorised by P to make the declaration;
(b)describe the person's role or position in relation to P.
(5)A person who knowingly or recklessly makes a false declaration under this paragraph commits an offence.
(6)Regulations made by the Secretary of State may make provision as to how the value of a benefit is to be calculated for the purposes of sub-paragraph (2).”