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V1003 – Political Parties Funding Bill 2016 Watch

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    V1003 – Political Parties Funding Bill 2016, Nigel Farage MEP MP
    Political Parties Funding Bill 2016
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    BILL
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    To place restrictions on the ability of trade unions funding political parties.

    BE IT ENACTED by The Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-

    1 Unsolicited funding and advertisement

    (1) Trade union members cannot automatically be signed up for donating towards a political party.
    (2) Trade union members must opt in to donate to a political party funded by their trade union.
    (3) Trade unions must not use unsolicited advertisements to advertise membership for a particular political party to any trade union members.
    (4) Trade unions must not use unsolicited advertisements to advertise donating to a particular political party to any trade union members

    2 Solicited funding and advertising

    (1) A trade union may advertise membership or funding options of a political party to a trade union member if;
    a. the trade union member chose to hear information about political parties when joining the trade union.
    (2) Trade unions must ask all members joining the trade union if the member wishes to receive communication of information about political parties, or funding political parties.
    a. Trade unions may only ask the member once when the member joins the trade union.

    3 Amount of funding

    Trade unions may donate a maximum of £50 per trade union member to a political party.

    4 Fines

    Any trade union found in breech of this bill shall be subjected to a fine not exceeding £5m, or 33% of its total membership fees, whichever is smallest.

    5 Interpretations

    (1) Funding is to be interpreted as any money passed from a trade union to a political party.
    (2) In this Act a “trade union” means an organisation (whether temporary or permanent)—
    (a)which consists wholly or mainly of workers of one or more descriptions and whose principal purposes include the regulation of relations between workers of that description or those descriptions and employers or employers’ associations; of
    (b)which consists wholly or mainly of—
    (i)constituent or affiliated organisations which fulfil the conditions in paragraph (a) (or themselves consist wholly or mainly of constituent or affiliated organisations which fulfil those conditions), or
    (ii)representatives of such constituent or affiliated organisations, and whose principal purposes include the regulation of relations between workers and employers or between workers and employers’ associations, or the regulation of relations between its constituent or affiliated organisations.
    (3) Unsolicited information is contacting a member, or potential member, of the trade union to inform that member of a political party, joining a political party, the activities of any political party, potentially donating to a political party, or opting in to a trade union scheme that then donates to a political party, where the worker has chosen not to receive communications.

    6 Commencement, short title and extent

    (1) This Act shall come into force on the 1st April 2017.
    (2) This Act may be cited as the Party Funding 2016.

    Notes

    This is a bill to place restrictions on trade unions donating to political parties, under this bill all members of a trade union will be contacted in a neutral way about funding, or joining a political party. This bill prevent trade unions from advertising funding a political party, or a joining a political party to a member if the member did not opt in to receiving political communications from the trade union.
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    Abstentions: 4

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