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European Union Referendum Act 2015

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Permissible donors: donations to registered parties other than minor parties

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26(1)This paragraph applies in relation to a donation received by a permitted participant if—

(a)the permitted participant is a registered party that is not a minor party,

(b)the donation is received from a person (“the donor”) who in relation to that donation is not a permissible donor for the purposes of Part 4 of the 2000 Act by virtue of section 54 of that Act,

(c)the donor is a person within sub-paragraph (3), and

(d)the donation is received by the party within the referendum period.

(2)In relation to that donation, the donor is to be regarded for the purposes of Part 4 of the 2000 Act as a permissible donor.

(3)The persons within this sub-paragraph are—

(a)a Gibraltar elector;

(b)a body falling within any of paragraphs (b) to (g) of section 54(2A) of the 2000 Act;

(c)a body incorporated by Royal Charter which does not fall within section 54(2) of that Act;

(d)a charitable incorporated organisation within the meaning of Part 11 of the Charities Act 2011 or Part 11 of the Charities Act (Northern Ireland) 2008;

(e)a Scottish charitable incorporated organisation within the meaning of Chapter 7 of Part 1 of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 (asp 10);

(f)a partnership constituted under the law of Scotland which carries on business in the United Kingdom.

(4)In relation to a donation in the form of a bequest sub-paragraph (3)(a) is to be read as referring to an individual who was, at any time within the period of 5 years ending with the date of the individual’s death, a Gibraltar elector.

(5)In this paragraph—

(a)“donation” has the same meaning as in section 54 of the 2000 Act (see section 50 of that Act);

(b)“Gibraltar elector” has the same meaning as in the 2000 Act (see section 160(1) of that Act).

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