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Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Monday 28 April 2014

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

Committee of the whole House


 

Wales Bill


 

Note

 

The amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the House

 

[31 March 2014].

 


 

Owen Smith

 

Nia Griffith

 

9

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  5,  leave out subsection (1) and insert—

 

‘(1)    

GOWA 2006 is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

Leave out subsection 3(1) and insert in substitution—

 

“( )    

The poll at an election to the National Assembly for Wales is to be held

 

on a Thursday on a date to be determined by a Resolution of the National

 

Assembly for Wales.

 

( )    

Section 3(2) is amended by—

 

(a)    

leaving out “If the poll is to be held on the first Thursday in

 

May”; and

 

(b)    

in section 2(a) by leaving out “that day” and inserting “polling

 

day”.

 

( )    

Leave out sections 4 and 5.

 

( )    

Section 13 is amended by inserting after subsection (1)(c)—

 

“(1A)    

The order may not include provision about the date of an election

 

to the Assembly.”.’.


 
 

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Jonathan Edwards

 

Hywel Williams

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

30

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  6,  at end insert ‘and after the words “order under”, insert

 

‘section 1A or’.

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

Hywel Williams

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

31

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  8,  at end add—

 

‘After section 3(1) of the GOWA 2006 insert—

 

“(1A)    

A poll for an ordinary general election to the National Assembly for Wales may

 

not be held within six months of the date of a general election to the United

 

Kingdom Parliament.”.’.

 

Owen Smith

 

Nia Griffith

 

10

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  8,  at end add—

 

‘(3)    

A Resolution of the National Assembly for Wales under subsection (1) may not

 

determine a date for the poll at an election to the Assembly that is the same as the

 

date known or reasonably expected for a parliamentary general election as

 

derived from the provisions of the Fixed Term Parliament Act 2011.’.

 


 

Owen Smith

 

Nia Griffith

 

11

 

Page  1,  line  9,  leave out Clause 2.

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

15

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  33,  at end add—

 

‘(5)    

The Secretary of State shall make arrangements for an independent review of

 

the—

 

(a)    

likely and possible impacts on the effectiveness of the Assembly of the

 

removal of the restriction on standing for both constituency and electoral

 

region. In particular, the review shall examine the implications for the

 

desirable total number of Assembly members and the proportions elected

 

by each route; and

 

(b)    

advantages and disadvantages of amalgamating the five Assembly

 

electoral regions into one for the whole of Wales.

 

    

The Secretary of State shall lay a copy of the report of the review before each

 

House of Parliament within nine months of this Act receiving Royal Assent.’.

 



 
 

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NEW CLAUSES RELATING TO PART 1

 

National Assembly to set number of AMs

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

Hywel Williams

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

NC4

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘Her Majesty may by Order in Council provide for the transfer of responsibility

 

for setting the number of Assembly Members to the National Assembly for

 

Wales.’.

 


 

The National Parliament for Wales

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

Hywel Williams

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

NC5

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The Government of Wales Act 2006 is amended by adding at the end of section

 

1 (The Assembly)—

 

“(6)    

 

(a)    

The Assembly may change its name by means of a resolution

 

agreed to by a simple majority;

 

(b)    

on the first occasion a resolution under subsection (6)(a) is

 

passed, the expression “National Assembly for Wales” shall be

 

replaced wherever it occurs in the GOWA 2006 by the name

 

contained in that resolution;

 

(c)    

on any subsequent occasion, the name contained in a resolution

 

under the terms of subsection (6)(a) shall replace the previous

 

name in the same manner;

 

(d)    

unless the context requires otherwise, in any enactment,

 

instrument of other document passed or made before this

 

subsection comes into force any reference to the National

 

Assembly for Wales is to be read as, or as including, a reference

 

to the Assembly as renamed.”.’.

 



 
 

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Wales Bill, continued

 
 

Transfer of responsibility for determining electoral system

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

Hywel Williams

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

NC6

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘Her Majesty may by Order in Council provide for the transfer of responsibility

 

for determining the system of election of members of the National Assembly for

 

Wales to the Welsh Government.’.

 


 

Secretary David Jones

 

21

 

Clause  8,  page  8,  leave out line 23 and insert—

 

‘(1)    

Part 4A of GOWA 2006 (as inserted by section 6) is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

In section 116A(1) (overview), after “Part” insert “—

 

(a)    

Chapter 2 confers on the Assembly power to set a rate of income

 

tax to be paid by Welsh taxpayers, and

 

(b)    

”.

 

(3)    

After Chapter 1 insert—’.

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

Hywel Williams

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

2

 

Clause  8,  page  8,  line  36,  leave out ‘only’ and insert ‘more than’.

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

Hywel Williams

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

3

 

Clause  8,  page  8,  line  36,  leave out ‘only one rate’ and insert ‘up to three rates’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is proposed to implement the recommendations of the Silk Commission that the

 

Welsh Government have the power to set different rates of tax for different income bands.

 

Secretary David Jones

 

22

 

Clause  8,  page  11,  line  5,  at end insert ‘at the rates provided for’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment, and amendments 27 and 28, make changes to reflect the fact that section 11B of

 

the Income Tax Act 2007 (as inserted by clause 9) and section 13 of that Act provide for the rates

 

at which income tax is charged rather than imposing the charge to income tax.

 

Secretary David Jones

 

23

 

Clause  8,  page  11,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

If the Treasury consider it necessary or expedient to do so, they may by order

 

provide that—


 
 

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(a)    

the Welsh rate set by the Assembly for a tax year, or

 

(b)    

the fact that the Welsh rate has not been so set for a tax year,

 

    

does not require any change in the amounts repayable or deductible under PAYE

 

regulations between the beginning of that year and such later date as may be

 

specified in the order.’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment,and amendments 24 to 26, clarify and extend the power of the Treasury,

 

previously in section 116I(4) of GOWA 2006 (as inserted by clause 8), by order to deal with the

 

consequences for PAYE of a Welsh rate having been, or not been, set for a tax year.

 

Secretary David Jones

 

24

 

Clause  8,  page  11,  line  17,  leave out ‘or (2)’ and insert ‘, (2) or (2A)’.

 

Secretary David Jones

 

25

 

Clause  8,  page  11,  leave out lines 18 to 26.

 

Secretary David Jones

 

26

 

Clause  8,  page  11,  line  33,  leave out ‘(4)’ and insert ‘(2A)’.

 

Secretary David Jones

 

27

 

Clause  8,  page  11,  line  40,  after ‘tax’, insert ‘at a rate provided for’.

 

Secretary David Jones

 

28

 

Clause  8,  page  11,  line  41,  leave out from ‘is’ to ‘under’ and insert ‘income which

 

is charged to income tax at a rate provided for’.

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

16

 

Clause  8,  page  12,  line  34,  after ‘Assembly’, insert ‘and each House of

 

Parliament’.

 

Owen Smith

 

Nia Griffith

 

6

 

Clause  8,  page  12,  line  37,  at end add—

 

‘(2)    

The Secretary of State shall review the impact on the Exchequer effects of the

 

provisions in this section on residents who live within 50 miles of the Wales/

 

England border and the impact on the prospects for tax competition within the

 

UK, and place a copy of the review in the Library of the House of Commons.’.

 



 
 

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Wales Bill, continued

 
 

Owen Smith

 

Nia Griffith

 

41

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  9,  page  13,  line  8,  leave out ‘10’ and insert ‘15’.

 


 

Jonathan Edwards

 

Hywel Williams

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

1

 

Clause  11,  page  16,  line  20,  leave out from ‘Wales’ to end and add ‘where a Welsh

 

rate resolution specifies more than one rate of income tax.’.

 


 

Secretary David Jones

 

19

 

Clause  6,  page  5,  leave out lines 13 and 14.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment and amendment 21 ensure that the overview provision in new section 116A(1) of

 

GOWA 2006 relating to the Assembly power to set a rate of income tax can only come into force,

 

like the other provisions relating to that power, following a yes vote in a referendum.

 

Owen Smith

 

Nia Griffith

 

40

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  6,  page  7,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

‘(10)    

In the event that the power to add new devolved taxes under Section 116C, or the

 

power to add new devolved taxes under Section 80B of the Scotland Act 1998 is

 

used, the Chancellor of the Exchequer must undertake a review of the benefits of

 

symmetry in the devolution of taxes between Wales and Scotland.’.

 


 

Secretary David Jones

 

20

 

Clause  7,  page  8,  line  20,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

In Schedule 7 to GOWA 2006 (legislative competence to make Acts of the

 

Assembly)—

 

(a)    

in Part 2 (general restrictions), after paragraph 4, insert—

 

“4A      

A provision of an Act of the Assembly cannot—

 

(a)    

remove or modify, or confer power by subordinate

 

legislation, to remove or modify, any function of Her

 

Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, or

 

(b)    

confer or impose, or confer power by subordinate

 

legislation to confer or impose, any function on Her

 

Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.”;

 

(b)    

in Part 3 (exceptions from Part 2), after paragraph 7, insert—


 
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