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52 Payments, services etc. not to be regarded as donations.U.K.

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(1)For the purposes of this Part none of the following shall be regarded as a donation—

(a)F1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(b)any grant under section 170 of the M1Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (security costs at party conferences);

F2(c). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(d)the transmission by a broadcaster, free of charge, of a party political broadcast or a referendum campaign broadcast (within the meaning of section 127);

(e)any other facilities provided in pursuance of any right conferred on candidates or a party at an election or a referendum by any enactment;

(f)the provision of assistance by a person appointed under section 9 of the M2Local Government and Housing Act 1989;

(g)the provision by any individual of his own services which he provides voluntarily in his own time and free of charge;

(h)any interest accruing to a registered party in respect of any donation which is dealt with by the party in accordance with section 56(2)(a) or (b).

(2)For the purposes of this Part there shall be disregarded—

(a)any donation which (in accordance with any enactment) falls to be included in a return as to election expenses in respect of a candidate or candidates at a particular election; and

(b)F3. . . any donation whose value (as determined in accordance with section 53) is not more than [F4£500].

(3)Nothing in section 50 or 51 shall have the result that a payment made in respect of the hire of a stand at a party conference organised by or on behalf of a registered party is to constitute a donation to the party for the purposes of this Part if or to the extent that the payment does not exceed such of the maximum rates which the Commission determine to be reasonable for the hire of stands at party conferences as is applicable to the hire of the stand in question.

F5(4). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F1S. 52(1)(a) omitted (11.9.2006) and repealed (prosp.) by virtue of Electoral Administration Act 2006 (c. 22), ss. 55(2)(a), 74(2), 77(2), Sch. 2; S.I. 2006/1972, art. 3, Sch. para. 16 (subject to art. 4, Sch. 2)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1Ss. 50-69 excluded (temp. from 25.9.2006 until 31.10.2007) by Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2006 (c. 33), ss. 10(2)(a), 11(1)(2), 31(2)

Commencement Information

I1S. 52 wholly in force at 16.2.2001; s. 52 not in force at Royal Assent, see s. 163(2); s. 52 in force at 16.2.2001 by S.I. 2001/222, art. 2, Sch. 1 Pt. I (with Sch. 1 Pt. II para. 2)

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