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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Thursday 24 February 2011

 

Public Bill Committee


 

Budget Responsibility and National Audit Bill

 

[Lords]

 

Justine Greening

 

1

 

Clause  31,  page  10,  line  13,  leave out subsection (2).

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

2

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  16,  at end insert ‘within four weeks of this Act receiving

 

Royal Assent’.

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

3

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

Once the Charter has been laid before Parliament, the Treasury must hold a public

 

consultation on the Charter for a period of not less than 12 weeks before it is due

 

to come into force.’.

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

4

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  4,  at end insert ‘and by the House of Commons Treasury

 

Select Committee.’.

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

5

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  6,  at end add ‘and by the House of Commons Treasury Select

 

Committee.’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 24 February 2011                  

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Budget Responsibility and National Audit Bill-[ ], continued

 
 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

6

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

If the Treasury Select Committee determines that the Financial Statement and

 

Budget Report fail to conform with the provisions of the Charter, it may table a

 

motion in the House of Commons requiring the Chancellor of the Exchequer to

 

account for this failure.’.

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

7

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

‘(3)    

The relationship between the Treasury, Office for Budget Responsibility and the

 

Bank of England shall be formalised in a Memorandum of Understanding agreed

 

by the three organisations and laid before Parliament within three months of this

 

Act receiving Royal Assent.’.

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

8

 

Clause  4,  page  2,  line  20,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

Sustainability will be defined in its reports by the Office and will include, but not

 

be limited to, consideration of public sector net borrowing, national debt, gross

 

domestic product, economic growth, employment and risks to UK finances.’.

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

9

 

Clause  4,  page  2,  line  27,  leave out ‘one occassion’ and insert ‘two occasions’.

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

10

 

Clause  4,  page  2,  line  30,  at end insert ‘over the next five years.’.

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

11

 

Clause  4,  page  2,  line  37,  at end add—

 

‘(7)    

The Office will take an active role in informing public debate on fiscal

 

sustainability and will convene a fiscal sustainability research committee of

 

interested authorities in the public and private sectors.’.

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

12

 

Clause  4,  page  2,  line  20,  at end insert ‘The Office shall also examine and report on

 

the impact of Treasury policy on the duties of the Secretary of State under section 2 of the

 

Child Poverty Act 2010.’.


 
 

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Budget Responsibility and National Audit Bill-[ ], continued

 
 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

13

 

Clause  4,  page  2,  line  20,  at end insert ‘The Office shall also examine and report on

 

the impartiality of the local government finance settlenment as it is applied across local

 

authorites in England.’.

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

14

 

Clause  5,  page  3,  line  8,  at end add—

 

‘(4)    

The Office shall include in each of its publications full details of contact with

 

Treasury Ministers and Treasury officials since its most recent previous

 

publication.’.

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

15

 

Clause  5,  page  3,  line  3,  leave out ‘(2) and (3)’ and insert ‘(2) to (4)’.

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

16

 

Clause  6,  page  3,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

Such guidance shall not prevent the Office from preparing any forecasts,

 

assessment or analysis at a time of its choosing.’.

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

17

 

Clause  9,  page  3,  line  32,  leave out ‘(at any reasonable time)’.

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

18

 

Clause  9,  page  3,  line  33,  leave out ‘reasonably’.

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

19

 

Schedule  1,  page  11,  line  13,  at end insert ‘, with the approval of the House of

 

Commons Treasury Select Committee.’.

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

20

 

Schedule  1,  page  11,  line  18,  at end add—

 

‘(3)    

At least one person appointed under sub-sub-paragraphs (1)(b) or (c) shall not be

 

an economist, but have experience in public finances, accountancy and fiscal

 

sustainability issues.’.


 
 

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Budget Responsibility and National Audit Bill-[ ], continued

 
 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

21

 

Schedule  1,  page  11,  line  20,  leave out ‘5’ and insert ‘3’.

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

22

 

Schedule  1,  page  11,  line  23,  leave out ‘5’ and insert ‘3’.

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

23

 

Schedule  1,  page  12,  line  16,  at end insert ‘and approved by the House of

 

Commons Treasury Select Committee.’.

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

24

 

Schedule  1,  page  12,  line  23,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

The Treasury shall review the remuneration of the members of the Office

 

annually and publish its reasons for its determination.’.

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

25

 

Schedule  1,  page  12,  line  29,  leave out from ‘a’ to end of line 30 and insert

 

‘compensation payment to the person in accordance with sub-paragraph (3).

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

26

 

Schedule  1,  page  12,  line  30,  at end insert—

 

‘(3)    

The Office may make a payment to the person of an aggregate amount of

 

compensation benefits, not to exceed—

 

(a)    

in the case of a compulsory severance, am amount equal to that person’s

 

pensionable earnings for 12 months; or

 

(b)    

in the case of a voluntary severance, an amount equal to that person’s

 

pensionable earnings for 15 months.’.

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

27

 

Schedule  1,  page  12,  line  33,  at end insert ‘with the consent of the House of

 

Commons Treasury Select Committee.’.

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

28

 

Schedule  1,  page  13,  line  21,  at end insert—

 

‘Premises

 

7A         

The Office and its employees will not be located in the Treasury.’.


 
 

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Budget Responsibility and National Audit Bill-[ ], continued

 
 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

29

 

Schedule  1,  page  13,  line  28,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

The Staff must be employed solely by the Office, and not be seconded to or from

 

other departments.’.

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

30

 

Schedule  1,  page  14,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

‘(3)    

The Budget Reponsibility Committee and all sub-committees established under

 

paragraph 10 will publish the minutes of all their meetings.’.

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

31

 

Schedule  1,  page  15,  line  18,  leave out ‘5’ and insert ‘3’.

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

32

 

Schedule  1,  page  15,  line  40,  leave out ‘5’ and insert ‘3’.

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

33

 

Schedule  1,  page  15,  line  41,  leave out ‘5’ and insert ‘3’.

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

34

 

Schedule  1,  page  16,  line  1,  leave out ‘5’ and insert ‘3’.

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

35

 

Schedule  1,  page  16,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

‘(3)    

The Treasury’s decisions on payments and the budgets for the operations of the

 

Office shall be subject to the approval of the House of Commons Treasury Select

 

Committee.

 

(4)    

The Office’s budget will be published annually.’.