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Public Bill Committee: 25 October 2012                  

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Small Charitable Donations Bill, continued

 
 

(2)    

“Small donations” for the purposes of complementary Gift Aid shall be as

 

provided for in section 3 and the Schedule.

 

(3)    

The maximum donations limit for complementary Gift Aid shall be £5,000.

 

(4)    

The “connected charities” conditions in sections 4 and 5 shall also apply for

 

charities making claims for complementary Gift Aid for small donations.

 

(5)    

 

(a)    

HM Revenue and Customs may stipulate the supporting verification it

 

may require from relevant agencies or authorities or designated persons

 

in respect of any claims for complementary Gift Aid for small donations

 

to small charities;

 

(b)    

such agencies, authorities or designated persons may include Charity

 

Commissions, local government officers, police or police and crime

 

commissioners or others designated by devolved administrations in

 

agreement with HM Revenue and Customs for these purposes.

 

(6)    

This section shall come into force on 5 April 2014.’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This would provide for a separate scheme of supporting payments from HM Revenue and Customs,

 

in the spirit of Gift Aid, to smaller or newer charities including those formed in response to a

 

particular event.

 

 

Order of the House [4 September 2012]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Small Charitable Donations Bill—

 

Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

 

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

 

2.    

Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously

 

concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Tuesday 30 October 2012.

 

3.    

The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on

 

which it meets.

 

Consideration and Third Reading

 

4.    

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.

 

5.    

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

 

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

 

6.    

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

 

proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading.

 

Other proceedings

 

7.    

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.

 


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 25 October 2012                  

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Small Charitable Donations Bill, continued

 
 

Order of the Committee [16 OCTOBER 2012]

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 8.55 am on Tuesday 16

 

October) meet—

 

(a)  

at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 16 October;

 

(b)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 18 October;

 

(c)  

at 8.55 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 23 October;

 

(d)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 25 October;

 

(e)  

at 8.55 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 30 October;

 

(2)  

the Committee shall hear oral evidence on Tuesday 16 October in accordance

 

with the following Table:

 

      TABLE

 

Time

Witness

 
 

Until no later than 10.00 am

The United Synagogue;

 
  

Stewardship;

 
  

The Church of England

 
 

Until no later than 11.00 am

National Council for Voluntary

 
  

Organisations;

 
  

Charity Tax Group;

 
  

Small Charities Coalition

 
 

Until no later than 11.25 am

The Law Society of Scotland

 
 

Until no later than 3.00 pm

Royal National Lifeboat Institution;

 
  

WaveLength;

 
  

National Trust

 
 

Until no later than 4.00 pm

Charities Aid Foundation;

 
  

Charity Finance Group;

 
  

Institute of Fundraising

 
 

Until no later than 4.45 pm

HM Treasury;

 
  

HM Revenue and Customs

 
 

(3)  

proceedings on consideration of the Bill in Committee shall be taken in the

 

following order: Clauses 1 to 3; the Schedule; Clauses 4 to 21; new Clauses;

 

new Schedules; remaining proceedings on the Bill.

 

(4)  

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

 

conclusion at 8.00 pm on Tuesday 30 October.

 


 
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