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1086391
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Political Parties: Finance remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received from the Electoral Commission concerning the implementation of section 10 the Political Parties and Elections Act 2009; and what was their response. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Rennard more like this
star this property uin HL14419 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
star this property answer text <p>The Coalition Government took the decision not to implement the 2009 legislation, as it was not deemed to be workable</p><p><br>During the passage of the 2009 Act, the Electoral Commission raised concerns about the legislation (further to Official Report, House of Commons, 15 October 2009, Col. 998W), and in 2013, the Electoral Commission also flagged issues about the tax status declaration requirements. The Labour Government conceded that the provisions could not be commenced at that time “due to their complex nature” (as outlined in the answer of Official Report, House of Commons, 10 March 2010, Col. 5MC)</p><p><br>The UK has a robust legal framework in place that bans foreign donations.</p><p><br>There is a long-standing principle – as originally recommended by the Committee on Standards in Public Life in 1998 – that permissible donors are those on the UK electoral register, and this includes UK citizens who are registered overseas electors. Companies wishing to make donations must be UK-registered and carrying on business in the UK</p><p><br>If a British citizen is able to vote in an election for a political party, they should also be able to donate to that political party, subject to the requirements for transparency on donations. Supporting a political party is part of the democratic process, and is an expression of freedom of association</p><p><br>Since the adoption of universal suffrage, taxation has never been the basis of enfranchisement in the UK. Those who do not pay income tax, such as those earning less than the tax-free personal allowance, rightly remain entitled to vote. Similarly, full-time students are legally exempt from paying council tax, but still have the right to vote in local elections</p><p><br>More broadly, since 2010, the Government has taken action to sanction and deter those involved in offshore evasion, including creating a new criminal offence for serious offshore evasion, and introducing penalties for those who deliberately help others to evade tax offshore. The Government has introduced over 100 new measures to tackle tax avoidance, evasion and non-compliance.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL14422 more like this
HL14423 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-03-18T12:45:10.47Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-18T12:45:10.47Z
star this property answering member
57
star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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2484
star this property label Biography information for Lord Rennard more like this
1086395
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
star this property answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Political Parties: Finance remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of (1) implementing section 10 of the Political Parties and Elections Act 2009, and (2) extending permanently the capacity of UK citizens living abroad to make large donations to the parties, on the financing of political parties. more like this
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Lord Rennard more like this
star this property uin HL14422 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
star this property answer text <p>The Coalition Government took the decision not to implement the 2009 legislation, as it was not deemed to be workable</p><p><br>During the passage of the 2009 Act, the Electoral Commission raised concerns about the legislation (further to Official Report, House of Commons, 15 October 2009, Col. 998W), and in 2013, the Electoral Commission also flagged issues about the tax status declaration requirements. The Labour Government conceded that the provisions could not be commenced at that time “due to their complex nature” (as outlined in the answer of Official Report, House of Commons, 10 March 2010, Col. 5MC)</p><p><br>The UK has a robust legal framework in place that bans foreign donations.</p><p><br>There is a long-standing principle – as originally recommended by the Committee on Standards in Public Life in 1998 – that permissible donors are those on the UK electoral register, and this includes UK citizens who are registered overseas electors. Companies wishing to make donations must be UK-registered and carrying on business in the UK</p><p><br>If a British citizen is able to vote in an election for a political party, they should also be able to donate to that political party, subject to the requirements for transparency on donations. Supporting a political party is part of the democratic process, and is an expression of freedom of association</p><p><br>Since the adoption of universal suffrage, taxation has never been the basis of enfranchisement in the UK. Those who do not pay income tax, such as those earning less than the tax-free personal allowance, rightly remain entitled to vote. Similarly, full-time students are legally exempt from paying council tax, but still have the right to vote in local elections</p><p><br>More broadly, since 2010, the Government has taken action to sanction and deter those involved in offshore evasion, including creating a new criminal offence for serious offshore evasion, and introducing penalties for those who deliberately help others to evade tax offshore. The Government has introduced over 100 new measures to tackle tax avoidance, evasion and non-compliance.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL14419 more like this
HL14423 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-03-18T12:45:10.52Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-18T12:45:10.52Z
star this property answering member
57
star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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2484
star this property label Biography information for Lord Rennard more like this
1086396
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
star this property answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Political Parties: Finance remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to restrict donations to political parties from people living in tax havens and paying lower rates of tax than donors to political parties who pay full rates of tax. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Rennard more like this
star this property uin HL14423 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
star this property answer text <p>The Coalition Government took the decision not to implement the 2009 legislation, as it was not deemed to be workable</p><p><br>During the passage of the 2009 Act, the Electoral Commission raised concerns about the legislation (further to Official Report, House of Commons, 15 October 2009, Col. 998W), and in 2013, the Electoral Commission also flagged issues about the tax status declaration requirements. The Labour Government conceded that the provisions could not be commenced at that time “due to their complex nature” (as outlined in the answer of Official Report, House of Commons, 10 March 2010, Col. 5MC)</p><p><br>The UK has a robust legal framework in place that bans foreign donations.</p><p><br>There is a long-standing principle – as originally recommended by the Committee on Standards in Public Life in 1998 – that permissible donors are those on the UK electoral register, and this includes UK citizens who are registered overseas electors. Companies wishing to make donations must be UK-registered and carrying on business in the UK</p><p><br>If a British citizen is able to vote in an election for a political party, they should also be able to donate to that political party, subject to the requirements for transparency on donations. Supporting a political party is part of the democratic process, and is an expression of freedom of association</p><p><br>Since the adoption of universal suffrage, taxation has never been the basis of enfranchisement in the UK. Those who do not pay income tax, such as those earning less than the tax-free personal allowance, rightly remain entitled to vote. Similarly, full-time students are legally exempt from paying council tax, but still have the right to vote in local elections</p><p><br>More broadly, since 2010, the Government has taken action to sanction and deter those involved in offshore evasion, including creating a new criminal offence for serious offshore evasion, and introducing penalties for those who deliberately help others to evade tax offshore. The Government has introduced over 100 new measures to tackle tax avoidance, evasion and non-compliance.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL14419 more like this
HL14422 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-03-18T12:45:10.617Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-18T12:45:10.617Z
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57
star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property tabling member
2484
star this property label Biography information for Lord Rennard more like this
1126732
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Political Parties: Finance remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Electoral Commission about putting in place safeguards to ensure that political parties do not receive donations from people promoting the interests of other countries during and between election campaigns. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL15749 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answer text <p>The Electoral Commission in its 2018 report ‘Digital campaigning - Increasing transparency for voters’, included recommendations relating to foreign donations and campaigning. The Government has discussed these with the Electoral Commission.</p><p>On 5th May 2019, the Government announced it will consult on safeguarding UK elections. The consultation may consider recommendations for increasing transparency on digital political advertising, including by third parties; closing loopholes on foreign spending in elections; preventing shell companies from sidestepping the current rules on political finance and on action to tackle foreign lobbying.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T16:09:24.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T16:09:24.067Z
star this property answering member
57
star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property tabling member
200
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
1133264
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Political Parties: Finance remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reason the Government has not issued a commencement order for Section 10 of the Political Parties Act 2009, in relation to non-resident donors. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 266672 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>Successive Governments have considered section 10 of the Political Parties and Elections Act 2009 to be unworkable</p><p>There is already a robust legal framework in place to ensure only individuals that are registered on the electoral register and organisations that carry out business in the UK can<br>make donations to political organisations in the UK</p><p>In May this year, the Government announced it will consult on strengthening the current provisions which protect UK politics from foreign influence. The consultation may consider<br>recommendations on foreign spending in elections and donations from shell companies.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
star this property answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
star this property question first answered
remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:25:16.157Z
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4451
star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
star this property tabling member
410
star this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
388487
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
star this property answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Political Parties: Finance remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to allow British citizens living abroad to make donations for life to political parties in the United Kingdom. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL1262 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-22more like thismore than 2015-07-22
star this property answer text <p>We will publish a Bill in due course that will make these matters clear.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bridges of Headley more like this
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less than 2015-07-22T15:12:23.377Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-22T15:12:23.377Z
star this property answering member
4535
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bridges of Headley more like this
star this property tabling member
4153
star this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
388488
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
star this property answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Political Parties: Finance remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review the limits in force for donations to political parties. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL1263 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to continue to seek agreement on a comprehensive package of party funding reform.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bridges of Headley more like this
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less than 2015-07-21T14:08:33.24Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-21T14:08:33.24Z
star this property answering member
4535
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bridges of Headley more like this
star this property tabling member
4153
star this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
434114
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-03more like thismore than 2015-12-03
star this property answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Political Parties: Finance remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to introduce a limit on the size of personal, or company, donations to political parties. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Rennard more like this
star this property uin HL4233 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-21more like thismore than 2015-12-21
star this property answer text <p>We remain committed to negotiating a comprehensive cross-party reform agreement, including donations from all funding sources including trade unions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bridges of Headley more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2015-12-21T12:46:51.387Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-21T12:46:51.387Z
star this property answering member
4535
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bridges of Headley more like this
star this property tabling member
2484
star this property label Biography information for Lord Rennard more like this
453588
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-22more like thismore than 2016-02-22
star this property answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Political Parties: Finance remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to seek agreement on a comprehensive package of party funding reform, as set out in the <i>Cabinet Office Departmental Plan 2015–20</i> published on 19 February. more like this
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
star this property uin HL6290 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-07more like thismore than 2016-03-07
star this property answer text <p>We remain committed to seeking a comprehensive cross-party reform agreement. No cross-party discussions are currently taking place.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bridges of Headley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL6394 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2016-03-07T17:36:22.513Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-07T17:36:22.513Z
star this property answering member
4535
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bridges of Headley more like this
star this property tabling member
4159
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
454644
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-24more like thismore than 2016-02-24
star this property answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Political Parties: Finance remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to seek agreement on a comprehensive package of party funding reform, as outlined in the <i>Cabinet Office single departmental plan: 2015 to 2020</i>, and what cross-party discussions they are holding to that end. more like this
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
star this property uin HL6394 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-07more like thismore than 2016-03-07
star this property answer text <p>We remain committed to seeking a comprehensive cross-party reform agreement. No cross-party discussions are currently taking place.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bridges of Headley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL6290 more like this
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less than 2016-03-07T17:36:22.577Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-07T17:36:22.577Z
star this property answering member
4535
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bridges of Headley more like this
star this property tabling member
4159
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this