Political Parties and Elections Bill — Report (2nd Day) — 17 Jun 2009 at 17:15

Lord Harries of Pentregarth voted in the minority (Content).

Amendment 39 not moved.

Schedule 4 : Reports of gifts received by unincorporated associations making donations: Schedule to be inserted into the 2000 Act

Amendments 40 to 63

Moved by Lord Tunnicliffe

40: Schedule 4, page 66, line 20, leave out "donations" and insert "contributions"

41: Schedule 4, page 66, line 21, leave out "donations" and insert "political contributions"

42: Schedule 4, page 66, line 24, leave out "donation" and insert "contribution"

43: Schedule 4, page 66, line 25, leave out "donations" and insert "contributions"

44: Schedule 4, page 66, line 27, leave out "donation" and insert "contribution"

45: Schedule 4, page 66, line 28, leave out "donations" and insert "contributions"

46: Schedule 4, page 66, line 31, leave out "donation" and insert "contribution"

47: Schedule 4, page 66, leave out lines 32 to 36 and insert-

"(2) An unincorporated association makes a "political contribution" in any of the following cases-

(a) it makes a donation (within the meaning of Part 4) to a registered party;

(b) it makes a loan of money to a registered party, or discharges (to any extent) a liability of a registered party, in pursuance of a regulated transaction (within the meaning of Part 4A);

(c) it makes a donation (within the meaning of Schedule 7) to a regulated donee;

(d) it makes a loan of money to a regulated donee, or discharges (to any extent) a liability of a regulated donee, in pursuance of a controlled transaction (within the meaning of Schedule 7A);

(e) it makes a donation (within the meaning of Schedule 11) to a recognised third party;

(f) it makes a donation (within the meaning of Schedule 15) to a permitted participant."

48: Schedule 4, page 67, line 1, leave out "donation" and insert "contribution"

49: Schedule 4, page 67, line 2, leave out "donation" and insert "contribution"

50: Schedule 4, page 67, leave out lines 4 to 12

51: Schedule 4, page 67, line 29, at end insert-

"(e) the value of a contribution within sub-paragraph (2)(b) or (d) is the amount of money lent or liability discharged."

52: Schedule 4, page 67, line 30, after "donation" insert ", or a sum of money lent,"

53: Schedule 4, page 67, line 30, leave out "it" and insert "the donation or loan"

54: Schedule 4, page 67, line 34, leave out "donation" and insert "political contribution"

55: Schedule 4, page 67, line 38, leave out first "donation" and insert "contribution"

56: Schedule 4, page 67, line 38, leave out second "donation" and insert "contribution"

57: Schedule 4, page 67, line 42, leave out "donation" and insert "contribution"

58: Schedule 4, page 68, line 2, leave out "donation" and insert "contribution"

59: Schedule 4, page 68, line 4, leave out "donation" and insert "contribution"

60: Schedule 4, page 68, line 9, leave out "donation" and insert "contribution"

61: Schedule 4, page 68, line 13, leave out "donation" and insert "contribution"

62: Schedule 4, page 68, line 19, leave out "donation" and insert "contribution"

63: Schedule 4, page 72, line 10, at end insert-

"( ) lends money to another otherwise than on commercial terms;"

Amendments 40 to 63 agreed.

Amendment 64

Moved by Lord Goodhart

64: After Schedule 4, insert the following new Schedule-

"SCHEDULETax relief on donations

1 To obtain tax relief under section (Tax relief on donations), the conditions set out in paragraph 2 must be satisfied.

2 (1) The individual who made the donation is a permissible donor.

(2) The registered political party to which the donation is made is a party which, at the last general election preceding the donation, had at least two members elected to the House of Commons.

(3) Conditions A to F in section 416 of the Income Tax Act 2007 (c. 3) (meaning of "qualifying donation") would have been met if the donations had been made to a charity.

(4) The donor has given a declaration in the manner specified by regulations made by the Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs and containing any information and any statements required by regulations.

3 Regulations made under paragraph 2(4) may provide for declarations-

(a) to have effect;

(b) to cease to have effect;

(c) to be treated as never having had effect,

in any circumstances and for any purposes specified by the regulations.

4 Regulations made under paragraph 2(4) are subject to annulment pursuant to a resolution of the House of Commons.

5 Tax relief in relation to donations given by an individual in any fiscal year may be given only on whichever is the lesser of-

(a) the amount of donations given by the individual in that year to which section (Tax relief on donations) applies;

(b) £500.

6 Tax relief shall not be given on higher rate income tax.

7 The amount of tax relief (subject to paragraphs 5 and 6) shall be computed and allocated to the political party to which the donation was given as if that party was a charity to which Chapter 2 of Part 8 of the Income Tax Act 2007 applies."

Debate in Parliament | Source |

Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Not-Content)Minority (Content)Turnout
Con0 199.7%
Crossbench16 1014.1%
DUP0 133.3%
Independent Labour0 1100.0%
Lab106 (+2 tell) 050.2%
LDem0 50 (+2 tell)70.3%
UUP1 0100.0%
Total:123 8130.9%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

Lords for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible lord who could have voted in this division

Sort by: Name | Party | Vote

NamePartyVote
Lord Alton of LiverpoolCrossbenchaye
Lord Bridges Crossbenchaye
Lord Harries of PentregarthCrossbench (front bench)aye
Baroness Masham of IltonCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord May of OxfordCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Neill of BladenCrossbenchaye
Lord Pannick Crossbench (front bench)aye
The Earl of SandwichCrossbenchaye
Viscount Tenby Crossbenchaye
Lord Walpole Crossbench (front bench)aye

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