208D Duties of Electoral Commission on receipt of donation

(1)

The Electoral Commission, on receiving a donation under section 208A(2), must pay it to the secretary of the party for whom it is intended, unless—

(a)

the requirements of section 208A(3) or (4) have not been complied with; or

(b)

payment of the donation would contravene a maximum amount referred to in section 208B.

(2)

If subsection (1)(a) applies, the Electoral Commission must,—

(a)

if the name and contact details of the donor are known or can be readily ascertained, return the donation to the donor:

(b)

in any other case, pay the donation into a Crown Bank Account.

(3)

If subsection (1)(b) applies, the Electoral Commission must,—

(a)

if the name and contact details of the donor are known or can be readily ascertained, return any portion of the donation that exceeds a maximum limit set out in section 208B to the donor:

(b)

in any other case, pay any portion of the donation that exceeds a maximum limit set out in section 208B into a Crown Bank Account.

Compare: 2007 No 111 s 41

Section 208D: inserted, on 1 March 2009, by section 6 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2009 (2009 No 1).