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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland 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 Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what progress has been made on her Department's review of the exemption to the publication of party political donations in Northern Ireland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Belfast East more like this
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Naomi Long more like this
star this property uin 211922 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
unstar this property answer text <p>Following public consultation earlier this year, we have been working closely with the Electoral Commission to finalise secondary legislation that will allow for greater transparency for donations and loans to political parties in Northern Ireland. This legislation will be brought before the House when consultation with the Electoral Commission has concluded.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T15:15:42.9085107Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T15:15:42.9085107Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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3920
unstar this property label Biography information for Naomi Long more like this
1086391
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore 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 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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star 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
unstar 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
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less than 2019-03-18T12:45:10.47Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-18T12:45:10.47Z
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57
star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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2484
unstar 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 remove maximum value filtermore 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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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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star 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
unstar 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
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less than 2019-03-18T12:45:10.52Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-18T12:45:10.52Z
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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
unstar 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 remove maximum value filtermore 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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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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star 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
unstar 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
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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
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Rennard 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
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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 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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star 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
unstar 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
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4535
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bridges of Headley more like this
star this property tabling member
4153
unstar 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
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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 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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star 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
unstar 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
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4535
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bridges of Headley more like this
star this property tabling member
4153
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
389190
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
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The Lord Chairman of Committees more like this
star this property answering dept id 200 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Chairman of Committees (HoL) 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 the Chairman of Committees how much Cranborne money will be given to (1) the Liberal Democrat Party, and (2) the Labour Party; and over what period of time. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL1376 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The maximum amount of financial assistance available to opposition parties will be: £259,357 to the Liberal Democrat party in the period 8 May 2015 to 31 March 2016; and £577,871 to the Labour Party in the period 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016. The amount given may be less, depending on claims.</p><p>For each subsequent year, the maximum amount for the previous year is increased by the percentage (if any) by which the retail prices index for the previous March has increased compared with the index for the March before that, and (if the resulting amount is not a whole number of pounds) rounded to the nearest pound. The full-year equivalents on which the calculation will be based are £288,525 for the Liberal Democrat party and the amount set out above for the Labour party.</p><p>Financial assistance is available to assist the Opposition, the second largest opposition party and the Convenor of the Cross-Bench Peers in carrying out their Parliamentary business.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Sewel more like this
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less than 2015-07-20T12:17:38.287Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-20T12:17:38.287Z
star this property answering member
2124
star this property label Biography information for Lord Sewel more like this
star this property tabling member
3153
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch 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
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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 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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star 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
unstar 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
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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
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Rennard more like this
436665
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-09more like thismore than 2015-12-09
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Autumn Statement and Spending Review 2015, paragraph 1.309, whether any reduction is planned in (a) Cranborne money and (b) Representative money. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Salford and Eccles more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Rebecca Long Bailey more like this
star this property uin 19449 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-14more like thismore than 2015-12-14
unstar this property answer text <p>Government proposals regarding reducing the cost of politics were published in the Spending Review 2015.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Chelsea and Fulham more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Hands more like this
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less than 2015-12-14T17:36:36.003Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-14T17:36:36.003Z
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star this property label Biography information for Greg Hands more like this
star this property tabling member
4396
unstar this property label Biography information for Rebecca Long Bailey 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
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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
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 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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star 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
unstar 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
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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
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this