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Notices of Amendments: 17 May 2012                     

44

 

Local Government Finance Bill, continued

 
 

John Healey

 

62

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  12,  line  13  [Schedule  1],  leave out ‘each year’ and insert ‘each financial year

 

until the end of the financial year beginning 1 April 2014’.

 


 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

18

 

Page  20  [Schedule  1],  leave out lines 31 to 33.

 


 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

19

 

Page  21,  line  14  [Schedule  1],  at end insert—

 

  ‘(1A)  

If a local government finance report for a year has been approved by resolution

 

of the House of Commons, and that report provides for an amount to be

 

credited to the levy account kept for the year, that amount may be credited (as

 

an item of account) to that account.’.

 


 

John Healey

 

63

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  23,  line  40  [Schedule  1],  at end insert—

 

‘(ca)    

by reference to the volatility caused by rating appeals following a

 

revaluation;’.

 


 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

20

 

Page  25,  line  41  [Schedule  1],  leave out ‘this paragraph has effect’ and insert ‘the

 

levy account is kept’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

21

 

Page  25,  line  42  [Schedule  1],  at end insert ‘in accordance with subsections (2) to

 

(4).’.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 17 May 2012                     

45

 

Local Government Finance Bill, continued

 
 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

22

 

Page  26,  line  3  [Schedule  1],  at end insert ‘, and

 

(c)    

all of the calculations required by regulations under paragraph 26

 

(calculations of safety net payments on account) have been made for

 

the year.’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

23

 

Page  26,  line  13  [Schedule  1],  at end insert—

 

Step 2A

 

Add to the amount found under steps 1 and 2 any amount credited to the levy

 

account for the year in accordance with paragraph 18(1A) (credit in

 

accordance with local government finance report).’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

24

 

Page  26,  line  15  [Schedule  1],  leave out ‘and 2’ and insert ‘to 2A’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

25

 

Page  26  [Schedule  1],  leave out lines 19 to 21 and insert—

 

‘Subtract from the amount found under steps 1 to 3 the aggregate of all the

 

payments to be made by the Secretary of State under regulations under

 

paragraph 26(4)(b) (adjustments following safety net payment on

 

account).

 

Step 5

 

Add to the amount found under steps 1 to 4 the aggregate of all the payments

 

to be made to the Secretary of State under regulations under paragraph

 

26(4)(b).

 

Step 6

 

Subtract from the amount found under steps 1 to 5 the aggregate of all the

 

payments on account to be made in the year under regulations under

 

paragraph 26.’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

26

 

Page  26,  line  22  [Schedule  1],  leave out ‘4’ and insert ‘6’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

27

 

Page  26,  line  24  [Schedule  1],  at end insert—

 

    ‘(5)  

Sub-paragraph (6) applies if, in the first year for which the levy account is

 

kept—

 

(a)    

an amount is credited to the levy account for the year in accordance

 

with paragraph 18(1A), and

 

(b)    

that amount exceeds the aggregate of all the payments on account to

 

be made in the year under regulations under paragraph 26.

 

      (6)  

The amount of the excess is to be treated as the remaining balance on the levy

 

account for the year.’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 17 May 2012                     

46

 

Local Government Finance Bill, continued

 
 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

28

 

Page  26  [Schedule  1],  leave out lines 30 to 41 and insert—

 

    ‘(2)  

The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision about the basis (“the

 

basis of distribution”) on which an amount referred to in sub-paragraph (1) is

 

to be distributed.’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

29

 

Page  26,  line  42  [Schedule  1],  leave out from ‘If’ to ‘, the’ in line 43 and insert ‘the

 

Secretary of State makes a determination under sub-paragraph (1)’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

30

 

Page  26,  line  45  [Schedule  1],  leave out ‘sub-paragraph (1)’ and insert ‘that sub-

 

paragraph’.

 


 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

31

 

Page  27,  line  1  [Schedule  1],  leave out ‘report is approved’ and insert

 

‘determination is made’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

32

 

Page  27,  line  4  [Schedule  1],  leave out ‘report’ and insert ‘regulations’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

33

 

Page  27,  line  19  [Schedule  1],  at end insert ‘; but any such time must fall within the

 

year to which the remaining balance relates.’.

 


 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

34

 

Page  29,  line  42  [Schedule  1],  at end insert ‘, unless sub-paragraph (5A) applies.

 

    (5A)  

A revocation made after the Secretary of State has given that notification has

 

effect for the year for which the notification was given if—

 

(a)    

it is made in response to a request under sub-paragraph (3)(b) made

 

within the period of 28 days beginning with the date on which the

 

notification was given, and

 

(b)    

it is made before the local government finance report for that year is

 

laid before the House of Commons.’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 17 May 2012                     

47

 

Local Government Finance Bill, continued

 
 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

35

 

Page  29,  line  43  [Schedule  1],  leave out ‘or revoking a designation’ and insert ‘a

 

designation, or revoking a designation otherwise than in response to a request under sub-

 

paragraph (3)(b)’.

 


 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

36

 

Page  30,  line  4  [Schedule  1],  after ‘persons’ insert ‘(if any)’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

37

 

Page  30,  line  8  [Schedule  1],  at end insert ‘, unless sub-paragraph (9) applies.

 

      (9)  

A notification under sub-paragraph (7) of a revocation made in the

 

circumstances described in sub-paragraph (5A) must be given as soon as is

 

reasonably practicable after it is made.’.

 


 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

38

 

Page  31  [Schedule  1],  leave out lines 36 to 38 and insert—

 

    ‘(6)  

Regulations under paragraph 28 may provide for a pool of authorities to be

 

treated as a relevant authority for the purposes of the regulations.’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

39

 

Page  31,  line  40  [Schedule  1],  leave out from ‘23’ to ‘from’ in line 42 and insert ‘,

 

26 or 28’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

40

 

Page  31,  line  45  [Schedule  1],  leave out ‘or 24’ and insert ‘, 24 or 28(4)’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

41

 

Page  31,  line  46  [Schedule  1],  leave out from ‘regulations’ to end of line 2 on page

 

32.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 17 May 2012                     

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Local Government Finance Bill, continued

 
 

Remaining Proceedings on consideration

 

Payments to and from authorities

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

NC8

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Section 141 of the LGFA 1988 (power to make regulations about set off of

 

payments to and from receiving authorities) is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

In subsection (5)(b) (power to require provisions of the Act to be read subject to

 

regulations), after “79(2)” insert “, 84H(2) and 86B(2)”.

 

(3)    

In subsection (7) (payments to receiving authorities to which regulations may

 

apply)—

 

(a)    

after “84C” insert “, 84K, 84N and 86B”, and

 

(b)    

for the words from “paragraphs 12 and 15 of that Schedule” to the end

 

substitute “and paragraphs 12 and 15 of that Schedule.”

 

(4)    

In subsection (8) (payments from receiving authorities to which regulations may

 

apply), for “and 84C” substitute “, 84C, 84K and 84N”.

 

(5)    

The amendments made by this section have effect in relation to the financial year

 

beginning with 1 April 2013 and subsequent financial years.’.

 


 

Impact on economic development

 

Hilary Benn

 

Helen Jones

 

Jack Dromey

 

Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Chris Williamson

 

NC3

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘Before the end of one year after the commencement of this Act, and every three

 

years thereafter, the Secretary of State must lay before the House a report on the

 

impact of the provisions of this Act on economic development in each region of

 

England, including the impact on manufacturing, retail, service industries and

 

small and medium sized enterprises.’.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 17 May 2012                     

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Local Government Finance Bill, continued

 
 

Impact on service provision

 

Hilary Benn

 

Helen Jones

 

Jack Dromey

 

Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Chris Williamson

 

NC4

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘Before the end of one year after the commencement of this Act, and every three

 

years thereafter, the Secretary of State must lay before the House a report on the

 

impact of the provisions of this Act on the level of service provision in local

 

authorities including an assessment of the impact on—

 

(a)    

adult social care

 

(b)    

children’s services, and

 

(c)    

such other services as the Secretary of State thinks fit.’.

 


 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

61

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  9,  line  14  [Clause  16],  at end insert ‘, subject to subsection (1A).

 

(1A)    

Sections (Power for HMRC to supply information for purposes of council tax)

 

and 14 extend also to Scotland.’.

 

 

Order of the House [10 January 2012]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Local Government Finance Bill:

 

Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

 

Proceedings in Committee

 

2.    

Proceedings in Committee of the whole House shall be completed in three

 

days.

 

3.    

The proceedings shall be taken in the order shown in the first column of the

 

following Table.

 

4.    

The proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion at the time specified in the second column of the Table.

 

      TABLE

 

Proceedings

Time for conclusion of proceedings

 
 

Clause 1, Schedule 1, Clause 2,

The moment of interruption on the

 
 

Schedule 2, Clauses 3 to 5,

second day.

 
 

Schedule 3, Clauses 6 and 7, new

  
 

Clauses relating to non-domestic

  
 

rates, new Schedules relating to

  
 

non-domestic rates.

  
 

Clause 8, Schedule 4, Clauses 9 to

The moment of interruption on the

 
 

16, new Clauses relating to council

third day.

 
 

tax, new Schedules relating to

  
 

council tax, remaining new Clauses,

  
 

remaining new Schedules,

  
 

remaining proceedings in

  
 

Committee.

  

 
 

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Local Government Finance Bill, continued

 
 

Consideration and Third Reading

 

5.    

Any proceedings on Consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded)

 

be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the

 

day on which those proceedings are commenced.

 

6.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on the day on which

 

those proceedings are commenced.

 

Programming committees

 

7.    

Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to the

 

proceedings on the Bill in Committee of the whole House, to any proceedings

 

on Consideration or to proceedings on Third Reading.

 

Other proceedings

 

8.    

Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on

 

consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the

 

Lords) may be programmed.

 

 

Local Government Finance Bill (programme (No. 2))

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

That the Order of 10 January 2012 in the last session of Parliament (Local Government

 

Finance Bill (Programme)) be varied as follows:

 

1.    

Paragraphs 5 and 6 of the Order shall be omitted.

 

2.    

Proceedings on Consideration shall be taken in the following order: New

 

Clauses and New Schedules relating to council tax; amendments to Clauses

 

8 to 12; amendments to Schedule 4; New Clauses and New Schedules relating

 

to non-domestic rating; amendments to Clauses 1 to 7; amendments to

 

Schedules 1 to 3; remaining proceedings on Consideration.

 

3.    

Proceedings on Consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the

 

day on which those proceedings are commenced.

 

4.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

 


 
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