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Operation of Schedule and meaning of “accredited campaigner” and “relevant donation” etc

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1(1)This Schedule has effect for controlling relevant donations to accredited campaigners who—

(a)are not registered parties, or

(b)are registered parties but are minor parties.

(2)In this Schedule, “accredited campaigner” has the same meaning as in Schedule 3 (see Part 5 of that Schedule) but does not include an accredited campaigner that is a registered party unless it is a minor party.

(3)In this Schedule, “relevant donation”, in relation to an accredited campaigner, means a donation to the accredited campaigner for—

(a)the purpose of meeting petition expenses incurred by or on behalf of the accredited campaigner, or

(b)the purpose of securing that petition expenses are not so incurred.

(4)A donation is to be taken to be for the purpose mentioned in sub-paragraph (3)(a) or (b) if, having regard to all the circumstances, it must reasonably be assumed to be for that purpose.

(5)For the meaning of “donation” see paragraphs 2 to 4.

(6)In this Schedule—

  • “minor party” and “registered party” have the same meaning as in PPERA 2000 (see section 160(1) of that Act);

  • “petition expense” has the same meaning as in Schedule 3 (see Part 4 of that Schedule);

  • “responsible person” means the person determined in accordance with paragraph 21 of that Schedule.

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