The Privileges and Procedures Committee put call out for public consultation on Electoral Expenditure and Political Donations process.
Ahead of bringing forward draft legislation on the recently proposed electoral expenditure and political donations proposal, the Privileges and Procedures Committee are requesting the public’s opinion on the proposed process.
Areas of the report that PPC are requesting public input on include what information should be published and where, the acceptable timeframes relating to the submission of these declarations, how the submissions from political parties should be managed, whether systematic published scrutiny of declared expenditure should be introduced and much more.
The report and details of how to submit thoughts on the proposed process can be found at https://tinyurl.com/PPCPublicConsultation or by visiting @StatesAssembly on Twitter.
The Privileges and Procedure’s Committee report follows a number of propositions related to the topic. The newly proposed process has been reviewed by PPC who are looking to hear the views of the public on the proposed process as it will inform them of how politicians are not only spending their money during the election process, but also what donations they have received.
Deputy Russell Labey, Chair of Privileges and Procedures Committee said “It is important that we have robust rules about election expenditure and that there is more transparency about election expenditure and political donations in future. This consultation paper sets out the issues PPC is examining and we want as much input as possible from the public to make sure we get the rules right”.
The public consultation is open until 9th April 2020.
The full report and contact details to submit responses is available online HERE
States Assembly News Release.