||<p>I first announced my intention to bring forward secondary legislation to implement
full transparency from 1 July 2017 during my statement to Parliament on 3 July 2017.
This is consistent with the commitment set out in the Government's Northern Ireland
manifesto at the General Election. I had previously written to the Northern Ireland
political parties in January seeking their views on this issue. The parties were also
asked about the date from which transparency should take effect. While all parties
that responded expressed broad support for the future publication of donations and
loans, only one party expressed support for backdating publication.</p><p>All responses
are available at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/brokenshire-provides-further-details-of-political-donations-policy-to-mps"
considered the representations of the parties, I did not believe it right to impose
retrospective regulations on those who donated in accordance with the rules set out
in law at the time.</p><p> </p>