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Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Friday 20 June 2014

 

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Consideration of Bill


 

Wales Bill


 

New cLAUSES

 

Secretary David Jones

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause—

 

“Welsh taxpayers for social security or child support purposes

 

After section 155 of GOWA 2006 insert—

 

“155A

Welsh taxpayers for social security or child support purposes

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State may by order provide for individuals of any

 

specified description to be treated as if they were, or were not, Welsh

 

taxpayers for all or specified purposes of—

 

(a)    

social security, or

 

(b)    

child support.

 

(2)    

The Secretary of State may by order provide in relation to any year of

 

assessment that the Welsh basic rate, Welsh higher rate or Welsh

 

additional rate in relation to the income of Welsh taxpayers is to be

 

treated as being a specified rate for all or specified purposes of—

 

(a)    

social security, or

 

(b)    

child support.

 

(3)    

An order under subsection (1) or (2) may apply in respect of any

 

individuals whether or not they have a close connection with Wales.

 

(4)    

An order under subsection (1) or (2) may make such modifications of any

 

enactment, or any other instrument or document, as the Secretary of State

 

considers appropriate in connection with the provision made by the order.


 
 

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(5)    

No order is to be made under subsection (1) unless a draft of the statutory

 

instrument containing it has been laid before, and approved by a

 

resolution of, each House of Parliament.

 

(6)    

No order under subsection (2) which contains a provision making

 

modifications of an enactment contained in an Act is to be made unless a

 

draft of the statutory instrument containing it has been laid before, and

 

approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.

 

(7)    

A statutory instrument containing an order under subsection (2) is (unless

 

a draft of the statutory instrument has been approved by a resolution of

 

each House of Parliament) subject to annulment in pursuance of a

 

resolution of either House of Parliament.

 

(8)    

In this section—

 

“specified” means specified in the order;

 

“Welsh basic rate”, “Welsh higher rate” and “Welsh additional rate” have

 

the same meaning as in the Income Tax Acts;

 

“Welsh taxpayer” has the same meaning as in Chapter 2 of Part 4A of this

 

Act.””

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

An individual’s tax liability may be relevant to entitlement to social security benefits or to the level

 

of child support payable. This amendment enables the Secretary of State, for social security or

 

child support purposes, to treat someone as being (or not being) a Welsh taxpayer and the Welsh

 

rates of income tax as being specified rates.

 


 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

Hywel Williams

 

NC2

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

To move the following Clause—

 

“Infrastructure guarantees in Wales

 

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

 

for providing infrastructure guarantees in Wales to the Welsh Ministers.”

 


 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

Hywel Williams

 

NC3

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

To move the following Clause—


 
 

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“National Assembly ability to hold binding referenda

 

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

 

for holding binding referenda to the National Assembly for Wales.”

 


 

Owen Smith

 

Nia Griffith

 

NC4

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

To move the following Clause—

 

“National Assembly for Wales: reserved powers

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State will lay a report before each House of Parliament on the

 

further legislative steps needed to move to a model of reserved powers for the

 

National Assembly for Wales and shall lay the report before each House of

 

Parliament within nine months of this Act receiving Royal Assent.

 

(2)    

Part 2, except the referendum-related provisions and sections 19 and 20 shall not

 

come into force until the report has been laid in accordance with subsection (1).”

 


 

Owen Smith

 

Nia Griffith

 

13

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Page  1,  line  9,  leave out Clause 2

 


 

Secretary David Jones

 

1

 

Clause  6,  page  5,  line  12,  leave out “the taxes” and insert “particular taxes as

 

devolved taxes”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment clarifies that Chapters 3 and 4 of Part 4A of GOWA 2006 deal with devolved

 

taxes. This distinguishes devolved taxes from the local taxes (such as council tax and non-domestic

 

rates) over which the Assembly already has legislative competence under paragraph 12 of Part 1

 

of Schedule 7 to that Act.

 


 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

Hywel Williams

 

9

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  9,  page  13,  line  33,  leave out “10” and insert “100”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would make the Welsh Government responsible for 100 per cent of income tax

 

revenue gathered in Wales.


 
 

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Owen Smith

 

Nia Griffith

 

10

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  9,  page  13,  line  33,  leave out “10” and insert “15”

 


 

Secretary David Jones

 

2

 

Clause  13,  page  18,  line  23,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

The Secretary of State may bring section (Welsh taxpayers for social security or

 

child support purposes) into force by order.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment and amendment 5 enable the new clause inserted by new clause NC1 to come into

 

force by order of the Secretary of State if the majority of voters in a referendum held under clause

 

11 vote in favour of clauses 8 and 9 (the income tax provisions) coming into force.

 


 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

Hywel Williams

 

8

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  19,  page  22,  line  8,  at end insert—

 

“(1B)    

Welsh Ministers may set their own capital expenditure priorities.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that a future Welsh Government can utilise the borrowing capacity

 

in order to invest in infrastructure projects that it deems a priority, and not be constricted or forced

 

to invest in a project that the Treasury deems a priority.

 


 

Secretary David Jones

 

3

 

Clause  22,  page  25,  line  43,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

section (Welsh taxpayers for social security or child support purposes)

 

(Welsh taxpayers for social security or child support purposes),”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment ensures that a report under clause 22 (reports on the implementation and

 

operation of Part 2 of the Bill) is not required to cover the new clause inserted by new clause NC1.

 


 

Secretary David Jones

 

4

 

Clause  27,  page  30,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

In this section, references to the provisions of Part 2 do not include section (Welsh

 

taxpayers for social security or child support purposes) (Welsh taxpayers for

 

social security or child support purposes).”


 
 

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Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment ensures that the power to make supplementary etc provision in clause 27 does not

 

extend to making provision in connection with the new clause inserted by new clause NC1.

 


 

Owen Smith

 

Nia Griffith

 

14

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  28,  page  30,  line  19,  at end insert “except section 2”

 

Owen Smith

 

Nia Griffith

 

11

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  28,  page  30,  line  20,  after “except”, insert “sections 8 and 9”

 

Owen Smith

 

Nia Griffith

 

12

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  28,  page  30,  line  22,  at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

Sections 8 and 9 shall not come into force until a Welsh Government Minister has

 

laid a report before the National Assembly for Wales containing a statement to

 

the effect that the Welsh Govenment, with regard to the Statement of Funding

 

Policy, is content with the fairness of the arrangements for allocating funding

 

from the UK Government to Wales.

 

(2B)    

Sections 8 and 9 shall be suspended following any substantive reform,

 

amendment or other alteration of the arrangements mentioned in subsection (2A),

 

until the process under subsection (2A) has been repeated.”

 

Secretary David Jones

 

5

 

Clause  28,  page  30,  line  27,  after “9” insert “, (Welsh taxpayers for social security

 

or child support purposes)”

 

Owen Smith

 

Nia Griffith

 

15

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  28,  page  30,  line  37,  at end insert—

 

“(8)    

Part 1, section 2, comes into force when a Welsh Government Minister has laid a

 

report before the National Assembly for Wales containing a statement to the

 

effect that the Welsh Government, with regard to the electoral arrangements of

 

the National Assembly for Wales, is content with fairness of those arrangements.”

 


 

Secretary David Jones

 

6

 

Schedule  1,  page  32,  line  40,  at end insert—


 
 

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“Assistance for designated organisations

 

6A  (1)  

An Order under section 11(1) may make provision for the provisions of

 

PPERA 2000 listed in sub-paragraph (2) to apply with specified modifications

 

in relation to a referendum held by virtue of section 11(1).

 

      (2)  

The provisions are—

 

(a)    

sections 108 and 109 of PPERA 2000 (designation of organisations to

 

whom assistance is available);

 

(b)    

section 110 of, and Schedule 12 to, that Act (assistance available to

 

designated organisations).

 

      (3)  

The modifications specified may include allowing a permitted participant to be

 

designated by the Electoral Commission under section 108(1) of PPERA 2000

 

in relation to one of the possible outcomes at the referendum whether or not a

 

permitted participant is designated in relation to the other possible outcome.

 

      (4)  

“Permitted participant” has the meaning given by section 105(1) of PPERA

 

2000.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment enables an Order in Council under clause 11 to modify the provisions of PPERA

 

2000 about designation of organisations by the Electoral Commission, and the kinds of assistance

 

available to designated organisations. For example, the Commission could designate an

 

organisation under section 108 of PPERA 2000 in relation to one (rather than both) of the possible

 

outcomes of a referendum.

 

Secretary David Jones

 

7

 

Schedule  1,  page  33,  leave out lines 1 to 29 and insert—

 

“Information and encouraging participation

 

7    (1)  

An Order under section 11(1) may authorise or require the Electoral

 

Commission to do things for the purpose of promoting public awareness and

 

understanding in Wales about one or more of the following—

 

(a)    

the referendum which the Order causes to be held;

 

(b)    

the question to be included on the ballot paper at that referendum;

 

(c)    

voting in that referendum.

 

      (2)  

An Order under section 11(1) may authorise or require the Chief Counting

 

Officer to do things for the purpose of encouraging participation in the

 

referendum which the Order causes to be held.

 

      (3)  

The things which the Commission or the Chief Counting Officer may be

 

authorised or required to do under sub-paragraph (1) or (2) include imposing

 

obligations, or conferring powers, on counting officers or other persons.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment enables an Order in Council under clause 11 to authorise or require the Electoral

 

Commission or the Chief Counting Officer to do things for the purpose of promoting public

 

awareness and understanding of, and encouraging participation in, the referendum. Those things

 

may include the issuing of directions to counting officers.

 


 
 

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Order of the House [31 March 2014]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Wales Bill—

 

Committal

 

1.    

The following 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 two

 

days.

 

3.    

The proceedings shall be taken on the days shown in the first column of the

 

following Table and in the order so shown.

 

4.    

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

 

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

 

 

TABLE

 

Proceedings

Time for conclusion of proceedings

 
 

First

Day

 
 

Clauses 1 to 5, new Clauses relating to

Ninety minutes after the moment of

 
 

Part 1, new Schedules relating to Part 1,

interruption on the first day

 
 

Clauses 8 to 11, Schedule 1, Clauses 12

  
 

and 13, new Clauses relating to the

  
 

subject matter of Clauses 8 to 13 and

  
 

Schedule 1, new Schedules relating to

  
 

the subject matter of Clauses 8 to 13 and

  
 

Schedule 1

  
    
 

Second

Day

 
 

Clauses 6 and 7, Clauses 14 and 15,

The moment of interruption on the

 
 

Schedule 2, Clauses 16 to 22, remaining

second day

 
 

new Clauses relating to Part 2,

  
 

remaining new Schedules relating to

  
 

Part 2, Clauses 23 to 29, remaining new

  
 

Clauses, remaining new Schedules,

  
 

remaining proceedings on the Bill

  
 

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 that day.

 

Programming committee

 

7.    

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

 

proceedings in Committee, to any proceedings on Consideration or to

 

proceedings on Third Reading

 

Other proceedings


 
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