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The Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (Commencement No. 1 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2001

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PART IITRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

1.  The coming into force of section 11(1) and (2) of the Act shall not affect the validity of any rules made under section 36 or 107 of the Broadcasting Act 1990(1) before 16th February 2001.

2.  Nothing in Part IV of the Act shall apply to a donation which is received by a registered party or regulated donee (within the meaning of paragraph 1(7) of Schedule 7 to the Act) before 16th February 2001 even though it is accepted (within the meaning of section 56(5), including that section as applied by paragraph 8 of Schedule 7) after that date.

3.  As respects the period ending on 31st March 2001, section 62(1)(a) of the Act shall have effect as if “16th February” were substituted for “January”.

4.  As respects the year ending on 31st December 2001, any reference in section 68 of, and paragraph 14 of Schedule 7 to, the Act to a calendar year shall have effect as if it referred to the period from 16th February 2001 to 31st December 2001.

5.—(1) This paragraph applies if the date of the poll for the next parliamentary general election after the date on which this Order is made is before 16th February 2002.

(2) If this paragraph applies, for the words “of 365 days” in paragraph 3(7)(a) of Schedule 9 and paragraph 3(3)(a) of Schedule 10, to the Act substitute “beginning with 16th February 2001 and”.

(3) For the sum in paragraph 3(2)(a) and (4) of Schedule 9 to the Act, substitute the sum of—

(a)£22,500 if the date of the poll at the general election is between 16th February and 15th May 2001;

(b)£24,000 if that date is between 16th May and 15th June 2001;

(c)£25,500 if that date is between 16th June and 15th July 2001;

(d)£27,000 if that date is between 16th July and 15th August 2001; and

(e)£28,500 if that date is between 16th August and 15th November 2001.

(4) For the sums in paragraphs (a), (b), (c) and (d) of paragraph 3(2) of Schedule 10 to the Act, substitute (respectively) the sums of:

(a)£595,125, £81,000, £45,000 and £20,250 if the date of the poll at the general election is between 16th February and 15th May 2001;

(b)£634,800, £86,400, £48,000 and £21,600 if that date is between 16th May and 15th June 2001;

(c)£674,475, £91,800, £51,000 and £22,950 if that date is between 16th June and 15th July 2001;

(d)£714,150, £97,200, £54,000 and £24,300 if that date is between 16th July and 15th August 2001; and

(e)£753,825, £102,600, £57,000 and £25,650 if that date is between 16th August and 15th November 2001.

6.  The coming into force of—

(a)section 136 of,

(b)paragraphs 7 and 8 of Schedule 17 to,

the Act shall not affect any incapacities arising from a conviction or, as the case may be, a report by an election court where the conviction took place or the report was made before 16th February 2001.

7.  The coming into force of paragraph 6(7)(b) of Schedule 21 to the Act shall not affect the reference in section 201(2) of the Representation of the People Act 1983 to section 29(8) of that Act until such time as paragraph 6(3) of that Schedule is brought into force.

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