Schedule 1 – non-election expenses

SCHEDULE 1  [Section 18(1)(b)]

NON-ELECTION EXPENSES: QUALIFYING EXPENSES

1. For the purposes of section 18(1)(b), the expenses falling within this Schedule are expenses incurred in respect of any of the matters set out in paragraphs 2 to 7.

2. Party political broadcasts.

Expenses in respect of such broadcasts include agency fees, design costs and other costs in connection with preparing or producing such broadcasts.

3. Advertising of any nature (whatever the medium used).

Expenses in respect of such advertising include agency fees, design costs and other costs in connection with preparing, producing, distributing or otherwise disseminating such advertising or anything incorporating such advertising and intended to be distributed for the purpose of disseminating it.

4. Unsolicited material addressed to electors (whether addressed to them by name or intended for delivery to households within any particular area or areas).

Expenses in respect of such material include design costs and other costs in connection with preparing, producing or distributing such material (including the cost of postage).

5. Any manifesto or other document setting out the party’s policies.

Expenses in respect of such a document include design costs and other costs in connection with preparing or producing or distributing or otherwise disseminating any such document.

6. Market research or canvassing conducted for the purpose of ascertaining polling intentions.

7. The provision of any services or facilities in connection with press conferences or other dealings with the media.

 

Explanatory Note
Schedule 1 is given effect by Clause 18 and sets out the expenses to which non-election spending limits would apply.  The limit applies to expenses set out in Schedule 1 to the Bill. These are based on the election expense categories set out in Schedule 8 to PPERA but excludes those categories which are manifestly related only to elections, such as transport to and from campaign meetings.

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