Electoral Finance Act 2007

  • repealed
39 Maximum limit on donations protected from disclosure
  • (1) The maximum amount that a political party may be paid in donations made to the Electoral Commission for the benefit of that party during a specified period is 10% (excluding any interest paid under section 42(2)) of the maximum amount of election expenses allowed under section 98(1) to be incurred, in respect of any regulated period, by a political party that is listed in the part of the ballot paper that relates to the party vote and that has a candidate contesting every electoral district.

    (2) The maximum amount that a third party may be paid in donations made to the Electoral Commission for the benefit of that third party during a specified period is 10% (excluding any interest paid under section 42(2)) of the maximum amount of election expenses allowed under section 118 to be incurred, in respect of any regulated period, by a third party.

    (3) The maximum amount that a political party may be paid in donations made to the Electoral Commission for the benefit of the party from the same donor during any specified period is 15% (excluding any interest paid under section 42(2)) of the amount that may be paid to that party under subsection (1).

    (4) The maximum amount that a third party may be paid in donations made to the Electoral Commission for the benefit of the third party from the same donor during any specified period is 15% (excluding any interest paid under section 42(2)) of the amount that may be paid to that party under subsection (2).

    (5) For the purposes of this section,—

    • (a) a specified period is—

      • (i) the period beginning with the commencement of this Act and ending with the close of the day before polling day for the general election due to be held in 2008; and

      • (ii) any subsequent period between polling day at one general election and polling day at the following general election:

    • (b) to avoid doubt, if there is a change in the name of a donor, political party, or third party, the donor, political party, or third party must be treated as the same donor, political party, or third party (as the case may be) as the donor, political party, or third party was prior to the change of name.