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House of Commons

 
 

Wednesday 18 January 2012

 

Committee of the whole House

 

Proceedings

 

Local Government Finance Bill


 

[First Day]


 

Hilary Benn

 

Helen Jones

 

Jack Dromey

 

Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Chris Williamson

 

Negatived on division  20

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  13,  leave out ‘2013’ and insert ‘2014’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Clive Betts

 

Not selected  41

 

Schedule  1,  page  10,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

  ‘(3A)  

A review of the basis on which the Secretary of State calculates payments to

 

authorities must be undertaken in conjunction with the revaluation of rateable

 

values on non-domestic property.’.

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

Not selected  42

 

Schedule  1,  page  11,  leave out lines 1 to 5.

 

John Healey

 

Negatived  46

 

Schedule  1,  page  11,  line  31,  leave out ‘may not exceed’ and insert ‘should equal’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

Agreed to  1

 

Schedule  1,  page  11,  line  31,  after ‘exceed’ insert ‘—(a)’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

Agreed to  2

 

Schedule  1,  page  11,  line  32,  leave out ‘(1)(c)’ and insert ‘(1)(a), (b) and (c), minus


 
 

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(b)    

the total amount debited for the year under sub-paragraph (2)(a)’.

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

Not called  44

 

Schedule  1,  page  11,  line  32,  at end add—

 

    ‘(5)  

Such an amount should only be paid in place of other grants to local

 

government if the Secretary of State is satisfied that the overall needs of local

 

government will be met.’.

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

Not called  45

 

Schedule  1,  page  11,  line  32,  at end add—

 

    ‘(5)  

The amount debited under subsection (3) must not be greater than any amount

 

debited under subsection (3) for the previous financial year.’.

 

Hilary Benn

 

Helen Jones

 

Jack Dromey

 

Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Chris Williamson

 

Negatived on division  19

 

Schedule  1,  page  12,  line  20,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

in determining the central share and the local share for any relevant

 

authority, the Secretary of State must have regard to—

 

(i)    

the level of need in that authority,

 

(ii)    

the likely capacity of the authority to benefit from business

 

rate growth, and

 

(iii)    

the council tax base of the authority.

 

    

Any assessment of the level of need in the authority shall include—

 

(i)    

the ranking of the local authority in the Index of Multiple

 

Deprivation,

 

(ii)    

the level of unemployment within the authority’s area,

 

(iii)    

the proportion of adults with a limiting long-term illness

 

within the authority’s area,

 

(iv)    

the number of adults in receipt of social care within the

 

authority’s area,

 

(v)    

the number of looked-after children within the authority, and

 

(vi)    

the level of child poverty within the authority’s area.’.

 

Hilary Benn

 

Helen Jones

 

Jack Dromey

 

Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Chris Williamson

 

Not called  37

 

Schedule  1,  page  12,  line  20,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

The Secretary of State must for each year, and for the subsequent two

 

years in relation to each billing authority in England, determine an

 

indicative share for the subsequent two years.’.


 
 

Committee of the whole House Proceedings: 18 January 2012    

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Local Government Finance Bill, continued

 
 

Hilary Benn

 

Helen Jones

 

Jack Dromey

 

Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Chris Williamson

 

Not called  38

 

Schedule  1,  page  12,  line  20,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

the percentages referred to in (a) and (b) above shall be determined

 

following full consultation with local government.’.

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

Not selected  43

 

Schedule  1,  page  12,  line  30,  leave out Part 3.

 

Hilary Benn

 

Helen Jones

 

Jack Dromey

 

Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Chris Williamson

 

Not called  36

 

Schedule  1,  page  13,  leave out lines 1 to 4.

 

Chris Williamson

 

Not selected  47

 

Schedule  1,  page  15,  line  15,  at end insert—

 

‘(d)    

calculate the funding required for each relevant authority to fulfil its

 

integrated risk management plan.’.

 

Hilary Benn

 

Helen Jones

 

Jack Dromey

 

Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Chris Williamson

 

Negatived on division  39

 

Schedule  1,  page  15,  line  17,  leave out from ‘must’ to end of line 19 and insert

 

‘prepare and publish an assessment of the level of need in each local authority, as defined

 

in paragraph 4(c) above. The Secretary of State must—

 

(a)    

lay the report containing the assessment before the House at least 14

 

sitting days in advance of the publication of the Local Government

 

Finance Report, and

 

(b)    

notify such representatives of local government as the Secretary of

 

State thinks fit of the publication of the report on need and the detail

 

of the basis of calculation in the Local Government Finance Report.’.

 

Progress reported.


 
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