Electoral (Amendment) (Political Funding) Act 2012

Amendment of section 22 of Act of 1997.

7.— Section 22(2) of the Act of 1997 is amended—

(a) in paragraph (a) (amended by section 4 of the Electoral (Amendment) Act 2002 )—

(i) in subparagraph (vi) by substituting “from the event,” for “from the event, or”,

(ii) in subparagraph (vii) by substituting “the latter purpose, or” for “the latter purpose;”, and

(iii) by inserting the following subparagraph after subparagraph (vii):

“(viii) a payment by the person on their own behalf, or on behalf of one or more than one other person, of a fee or subscription for membership or continued membership of a political party;”,


(b) in paragraph (aa) (inserted by section 49(b)(ii) of the Act of 2001) by—

(i) substituting “€100” for “£100” in the definition of “accounting unit”,

(ii) substituting “€100” for “£100” in the definition of “third party”, and

(iii) inserting the following definitions:

“ ‘company’ means a company established under the Companies Acts;

‘corporate donor’ means—

(i) a body corporate,

(ii) an unincorporated body of persons, or

(iii) a trust,

which makes a donation, and for the purpose of this definition a body corporate and any subsidiary thereof shall be deemed to be one person;”.