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Priti Patel

 

Clause  44,  page  29,  line  22,  leave out “granted permission” and insert “permitted”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment provides that, where HMRC have issued a warning notice to a person who has

 

made a prohibited payment and the person is permitted to bring a late appeal against the

 

assessment for the prohibited payment without formal approval from the tribunal, the warning

 

notice from HMRC will have no effect.

 

Priti Patel

 

Clause  48,  page  31,  line  27,  leave out from “offence,” to end of line 28

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment removes the ability of HMRC to disqualify persons from the scheme because a

 

penalty for dishonest conduct has been imposed on them under another enactment.

 

Priti Patel

 

Clause  55,  page  36,  line  32,  leave out “to make, or not to make,” and insert “as to

 

whether or not to make or revoke”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment allows an appeal to be made against a decision by HMRC as to whether or not to

 

revoke an account restriction order. This means that it will be possible to appeal against any

 

decision made by HMRC in connection with restrictions on childcare accounts.

 

Priti Patel

 

Clause  55,  page  36,  line  35,  leave out “31 or 32” and insert “33”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment corrects a minor drafting error.

 

Priti Patel

 

Clause  55,  page  36,  line  44,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

Where a person is notified of an appealable decision under this Act, the

 

notification must include details of the person’s right to apply for a review of the

 

decision and to appeal against the decision.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment provides that, in relation to any appealable decision, HMRC are required to

 

inform the person affected by the decision that he or she has a right to apply for a review of the

 

decision and, subsequently, to an appeal.


 
 

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Priti Patel

 

Clause  58,  page  38,  leave out lines 23 to 28

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment and amendment 28 make a minor change in relation to the appeal process. They

 

ensure that the rules which apply generally in relation to appeals made to the appropriate tribunal

 

apply here as well.

 

Priti Patel

 

Clause  58,  page  38,  line  29,  after “to” insert “the appropriate tribunal.

 

( )    

“The appropriate tribunal” means”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The explanatory statement for amendment 27 also applies to this amendment.

 

Priti Patel

 

Clause  68,  page  43,  line  34,  leave out from “sections” to end of line 36 and insert

 

“31 and 32 (disqualification of tax credit or universal credit claimants from obtaining top-

 

up payments);”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment makes the Treasury rather than HMRC responsible for making regulations under

 

clauses 31(6) and 32(6).

 

Catherine McKinnell

 

Lucy Powell

 

Clause  69,  page  44,  line  27,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

regulations repealing section 11.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on amendment 6.

 

Catherine McKinnell

 

Lucy Powell

 

Clause  69,  page  44,  line  28,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

regulations under section 15 that amend this Act to allow childcare

 

accounts to be held by persons other than those specified in section

 

15(1).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would make regulations outlined in amendment 10 subject to the approval of both

 

Houses of Parliament.

 

Priti Patel

 

Clause  69,  page  44,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

the first regulations under each of sections 31(5) and 32(5);”


 
 

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Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment makes the first regulations made under clauses 31(5) and 32(5) subject to the

 

affirmative resolution procedure. These regulations will define what will be regarded as a change

 

of circumstances for the purposes of disqualification from the scheme under clause 33.

 

Priti Patel

 

Clause  73,  page  46,  line  11,  at beginning insert “(1) Except as provided by

 

subsection (2),”.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment, and amendment 32, ensure that any amendment or repeal made by the Act has

 

the same extent as the provision amended or repealed.

 

Priti Patel

 

Clause  73,  page  46,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

“(2)    

Any amendment or repeal made by this Act has the same extent as the provision

 

amended or repealed.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The explanatory statement for amendment 31 also applies to this amendment.

 

Catherine McKinnell

 

Lucy Powell

 

Clause  74,  page  46,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

Sections 11, 12 and 16 come into force as set out in those sections.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on amendments 5, 8 and 12.

 

New Clauses

 

Priti Patel

 

NC4

 

To move the following Clause—

 

“Supply of information to HMRC by childminder agencies

 

“In section 83A of the Childcare Act 2006 (supply of information to HMRC etc

 

by childminder agencies), in subsection (2), in paragraph (b), for the words from

 

“for the purposes of” to the end of that paragraph substitute “for the purposes of—

 

(i)    

their functions in relation to tax credits, or

 

(ii)    

their functions under the Childcare Payments Act

 

2014;”.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement


 
 

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This amendment requires childminder agencies to provide information to HMRC for the purposes

 

of their functions under the Act.

 


 

Catherine McKinnell

 

Lucy Powell

 

NC5

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—

 

“Review of impact on childcare costs

 

(2)    

The Chancellor of the Exchequer must undertake a review of the projected impact

 

of this Act on childcare costs.

 

(3)    

The review must make reference to—

 

(a)    

trends in the cost of childcare for parents in work;

 

(b)    

the impact of other changes to the tax and benefits system introduced

 

during this Parliament on the cost of childcare relative to the projected

 

impact of this Act; and

 

(c)    

a comparative analysis of the projected impact of this Act on childcare

 

costs relative to alternative prospective changes to the tax or benefits

 

system to assist with the costs of childcare.

 

(4)    

The Chancellor of the Exchequer must publish the report of the review within

 

three months of the passing of this Act.”

 


 

Catherine McKinnell

 

Lucy Powell

 

NC6

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—

 

“Grandfathering employer vouchers

 

Sections 62 and 63 shall not come into force except as specified in paragraph (a)

 

below.

 

(a)    

The Chancellor of the Exchequer shall bring the section into force by

 

order within six months of the passing of this Act.

 

(b)    

a statutory instrument containing an order under paragraph (a) shall be

 

accompanied by a report which details the impact of the restrictions

 

under sections 62 and 63 on—

 

(i)    

the value of Government childcare support available to eligible

 

persons;

 

(ii)    

the take-up and availability of family-friendly schemes in

 

businesses; and

 

(iii)    

the participation rate of employers in childcare support

 

schemes.”

 



 
 

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, continued

 
 

Catherine McKinnell

 

Lucy Powell

 

NC7

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—

 

“Details of rollout of scheme

 

The Chancellor of the Exchequer shall within three months of the coming into

 

force of this Act lay before the House of Commons a timetable setting out precise

 

details of the rollout of this scheme from autumn 2015 onwards.”

 

 

Order of the House [16 July 2014]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Childcare Payments 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 28 October 2014.

 

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.

 

 

Order of the Committee [14 October 2014]

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.25 am on Tuesday 14

 

October) meet—

 

(a)  

at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 14 October; 

 

(b)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 16 October;

 

(c)  

at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 21 October;

 

(d)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 23 October;

 

(e)  

at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 28 October;

 

(2)  

the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following

 

Table:


 
 

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TABLE

 

Date

Time

Witness

 
 

Tuesday 14 October

Until no later than

National Day Nurseries

 
  

10.30 am

Association; British Association

 
   

for Professional Nannies

 
 

Tuesday 14 October

Until no later than

National Saving and

 
  

11.00 am

Investments

 
 

Tuesday 14 October

Until no later than

Childcare Voucher Providers

 
  

2.30 pm

Association

 
 

Tuesday 14 October

Until no later than

4Children; Working Families;

 
  

3.15 pm

Mumsnet

 
 

Tuesday 14 October

Until no later than

Citizens Advice; Low Incomes

 
  

4.00 pm

Tax Reform Group of the

 
   

Chartered Insitute of Taxation;

 
   

Family Childcare Trust

 
 

Tuesday 14 October

Until no later than

Children’s Society; Child

 
  

4.45 pm

Poverty Action Group

 
 

Thursday 16 October

Until no later than

Chartered Institute of Payroll

 
  

12.30 pm

Professionals; Chartered

 
   

Institute of Personnel and

 
   

Development

 
 

Thursday 16 October

Until no later than

Dr Kitty Stewart, London

 
  

1.00 pm

School of Economics and

 
   

Political Science

 
 

Thursday 16 October

Until no later than

Institute for Public Policy

 
  

2.30 pm

Research; Resolution

 
   

Foundation

 
 

Thursday 16 October

Until no later than

Her Majesty’s Treasury; Her

 
  

3.15 pm

Majesty’s Revenue and Customs

 
 

(3)  

the proceedings on the Bill shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at 5.00 pm on Tuesday 28 October.

 

 

NOTICES WITHDRAWN

 

The following Notices were withdrawn on 20 October 2014:

 

NC1, NC2 and NC3.

 


 
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