Political Parties and Elections Bill — Report (2nd Day) — 17 Jun 2009 at 18:51
Amendment 66 not moved.
Moved by Lord Tyler
67: After Clause 17, insert the following new Clause-
"National spending limit
In the Representation of the People Act 1983 (c. 2), after section 75A there is inserted-
"75B National spending limit
(1) A registered political party may spend in total, including expenditure by its national, regional, local or other organs, no more than £100 million on qualifying expenditure in the period of 61 months following a general election.
(2) If more than one general election occurs within 61 months following the previous general election, the Secretary of State may by order increase the sums referred to in subsection (1) by any appropriate amount.
(3) Before making an order under subsection (2), the Secretary of State shall consult the Electoral Commission.
(4) An order under subsection (2) must be laid before, and approved by a resolution of, both Houses of Parliament.""
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