Parliamentary Service Act 2000

3C Apportionment of funding for election advertisement or referendum advertisement published both before and during regulated period

(1)

This section applies if—

(a)

an election advertisement is published—

(i)

before the regulated period in relation to a general election and continues to be published during the regulated period; or

(ii)

both before and during the regulated period in relation to a general election; or

(b)

a referendum advertisement is published—

(i)

before the regulated period in relation to a government initiated referendum and continues to be published during the regulated period; or

(ii)

both before and during the regulated period in relation to a government initiated referendum.

(2)

If this section applies,—

(a)

the expenses for the publication of the advertisement must be apportioned so that only a fair proportion of the expenses is attributed to the publication of the advertisement during the regulated period; and

(b)

only expenses attributed to the publication of the advertisement during the regulated period in accordance with paragraph (a) are excluded from funding entitlements for parliamentary purposes under section 3B(2)(b) and (c); and

(c)

expenditure under Vote Parliamentary Service in respect of the publication of the advertisement is invalid only to the extent, and from the date, that expenses are attributed to the publication of the advertisement during the regulated period in accordance with paragraph (a).

Section 3C: inserted, on 1 January 2011, by section 6 of the Parliamentary Service Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 138).