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SUPPLEMENT TO THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 
 

Thursday 14 July 2011

 

Committee of the whole House

 

Proceedings

 

Sovereign Grant Bill


 

Clause 1 Agreed to.

 


 

John McDonnell

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Not moved  1

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  31,  at end add—

 

‘(4A)    

The statement must be accompanied by information showing the numbers of

 

directly or indirectly employed hourly-paid staff of the Royal Household working

 

in or in connection with Royal Palaces in London who in the financial year in

 

question were paid at or below £8.30 an hour.’.

 

Ed Balls

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Mr David Hanson

 

Chris Leslie

 

Ms Angela Eagle

 

Not moved  3

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  35,  at end insert—

 

‘(5A)    

A report under subsection (5) shall in addition give the view of the Comptroller

 

on—

 

(a)    

the expected effect of the level of the Sovereign Grant and the audited net

 

relevant resources used for that year (see section 12) on the level of the

 

Reserve Fund;

 

(b)    

the value for money provided to the taxpayer by the current level of the

 

Sovereign Grant;

 

(c)    

whether the Comptroller has had access to all the necessary information

 

in order to make an informed and complete judgement on the statement

 

of accounts; and

 

(d)    

any other factor which the Comptroller considers relevant to the public

 

interest or to the future determination of the Sovereign Grant.’.


 
 

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Sovereign Grant Bill, continued

 
 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 3 Agreed to.

 


 

Ed Balls

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Mr David Hanson

 

Chris Leslie

 

Ms Angela Eagle

 

Not called  4

 

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(5A)    

A report under subsection (5) shall in addition give the view of the Comptroller

 

on—

 

(a)    

the value for money provided to the taxpayer by the current level of the

 

Reserve Fund;

 

(b)    

whether the Comptroller has had access to all the necessary information

 

in order to make an informed and complete judgement on the statement

 

of accounts; and

 

(c)    

any other factor which the Comptroller considers relevant to the public

 

interest or to the future determination of the Sovereign Grant.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clauses 5 and 6 Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer

 

Agreed to  A

 

Clause  7,  page  6,  line  7,  leave out ‘7’ and insert ‘4’.

 

Ed Balls

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Mr David Hanson

 

Chris Leslie

 

Ms Angela Eagle

 

Not called  5

 

Clause  7,  page  6,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

In carrying out a review under subsection (1) and preparing a report under

 

subsection (2), the Royal Trustees shall have regard to and respond to the views

 

of the Comptroller given under sections (2)(5A) and (4)(5A).’.

 

Ed Balls

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Mr David Hanson

 

Chris Leslie

 

Ms Angela Eagle

 

Not called  6

 

Clause  7,  page  6,  line  7,  leave out ‘7 years’ and insert ‘3 years’.


 
 

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Sovereign Grant Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer

 

Agreed to  B

 

Clause  7,  page  6,  line  8,  leave out paragraph (b) and insert—

 

‘(b)    

every period of 5 years beginning at the end of another review period.’.

 

Ed Balls

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Mr David Hanson

 

Chris Leslie

 

Ms Angela Eagle

 

Not called  7

 

Clause  7,  page  6,  line  8,  leave out ‘7 years’ and insert ‘5 years’.

 

Ed Balls

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Mr David Hanson

 

Chris Leslie

 

Ms Angela Eagle

 

Negatived on division  8

 

Clause  7,  page  6,  line  8,  at end add—

 

‘(6)    

The Trustees shall also review the percentage for the time being specified in Step

 

1 of section 6(1) as soon as practicable if, over the financial year immediately

 

preceding the base year, the income account net surplus of the Crown Estate

 

increased by more than the trend rate of GDP growth.

 

(7)    

In subsection (6), “the trend rate of GDP growth” means the estimate of the trend

 

rate of GDP growth most recently published by the Office for Budget

 

Responsibility which is applicable to that year.

 

(8)    

Subsections (2) to (4) shall also apply to a review carried out under subsection

 

(6).’.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clauses 8 to 14 Agreed to.

 


 

John McDonnell

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Not selected  2

 

Clause  15,  page  9,  line  14,  at end insert ‘, subject to subsection (1A) below.

 

(1A)    

This Act shall not come into force until a Report has been prepared and laid

 

before the House of Commons which confirms that all directly or indirectly

 

employed hourly-paid staff of the Royal Household working in or in connection

 

with the Royal Palaces in London in the financial year in question were paid at or

 

above £8.30 an hour.’.


 
 

Committee of the whole House Proceedings: 14 July 2011      

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Sovereign Grant Bill, continued

 
 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clauses 16 and 17 Agreed to.

 

Schedules 1 and 2 Agreed to.

 

No amendments on consideration.

 

Bill read the third time, and passed.

 


 
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