I have received many representations on this issue from hon. Members over recent months.
Its importance has also been recognised by Sir Hayden Phillips in his recent report—‘Strengthening Democracy: Fair and Sustainable Funding of Political Parties’—where he states:
“Unincorporated associations and companies that make donations to political parties should be required to identify the people involved in making the decisions to give money to the parties.”
The Government share this concern and agree that this is an area which would benefit from further consideration.