New Clause 16 - Offence of carrying out political influence activities pursuant to unregistered foreign influence arrangement

National Security Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 2:45 pm ar 18 Hydref 2022.

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“(1) A person commits an offence if—

(a) the person carries out a political influence activity in the United Kingdom pursuant to a foreign influence arrangement required to be registered under section (Requirement to register foreign influence arrangements) (1),

(b) the arrangement is not registered, and

(c) the person knows that the arrangement is not registered.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to—

(a) a foreign power;

(b) a recognised news publisher;

(c) a person within section (Requirement to register foreign influence arrangements)(6)(b).”—

This new clause makes it an offence to carry out political influence activities under a foreign activity arrangement that should be, but is not, registered.

Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.