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Political Parties and Elections Act 2009

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This sectionnoteType=Explanatory Notes has no associated

(1)For section 147 of the 2000 Act (civil penalty for failure to deliver documents etc) there is substituted—

147Civil sanctions

Schedule 19C makes provision for civil sanctions in relation to—

(a)the commission of offences under this Act;

(b)the contravention of restrictions or requirements imposed by or by virtue of this Act.

(2)After Schedule 19B to the 2000 Act (inserted by section 2 above) there is inserted, as Schedule 19C, the Schedule set out in Schedule 2 to this Act.

(3)In Schedule 20 to the 2000 Act the following entry is inserted at the appropriate place—

Paragraph 14 of Schedule 19C (failure to comply with stop notice)

On summary conviction in England and Wales or Scotland: £20,000 or 12 months

On summary conviction in Northern Ireland: £20,000 or 6 months

On indictment: fine or 2 years.

(4)In section 156 of the 2000 Act (orders and regulations), after subsection (4) there is inserted—

(4A)An order under paragraph 16 of Schedule 19C that contains—

(a)provision made by virtue of paragraph 1(1), (2), (3), (4) or (5), paragraph 5(1), (2), (3) or (4), paragraph 10(2)(b) or (3)(b) or paragraph 15(1)(a) of that Schedule, or

(b)provision amending an Act,

shall not be made unless a draft of the statutory instrument containing the order has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament; and subsection (2) does not apply to such an order.

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