Political Parties (Funding and Expenditure) Bill [HL] 2016-17
Progress of the Bill
Bill started in the House of Lords
- House of Lords
- House of Commons
- Royal Assent
- 2nd reading: House of Lords | Date to be announced
|HL Bill 26 (as introduced) | PDF version, 149KB||06.06.2016|
Latest news on the Political Parties (Funding and Expenditure) Bill [HL] 2016-17First reading took place on 6 June. This stage is a formality that signals the start of the Bill's journey through the Lords.
Second reading - the general debate on all aspects of the Bill - is yet to be scheduled.
Summary of the Political Parties (Funding and Expenditure) Bill [HL] 2016-17A Bill to make provision for the regulation of funding and expenditure of political parties; for phased introduction of a cap on donations to political parties; for affiliation fees from trade unions and membership organisations to political parties to be counted as individual donations in prescribed circumstances; for public funding of political parties; for moderation of rights of candidates and parties to election addresses; for limits on political parties’ expenditure between regulated periods; for conferring powers on the Electoral Commission; and for connected purposes.
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