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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 11 November 2014

 

Public Bill Committee

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

Parliamentary Star - whiteAmendments which will comply with the required notice period at their next appearance

 

International Development (Official


 

Development Assistance Target) Bill


 

Michael Moore

 

Mr Desmond Swayne

 

Page  2,  line  34,  leave out Clause 5

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment and amendment 9 together omit all the provisions establishing the Independent

 

International Development Office and setting out its functions.

 

Michael Moore

 

Mr Desmond Swayne

 

Clause  6,  page  2,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

This Act comes into force on 1 June 2015.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment sets the date for commencement.

 

Michael Moore

 

Mr Desmond Swayne

 

Clause  6,  page  2,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

This Act extends to the whole of the United Kingdom.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This is a drafting amendment which adds an express provision about territorial extent.


 
 

Public Bill Committee:                               

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, continued

 
 

Alison McGovern

 

Schedule,  page  3,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

“(2)    

The Secretary of State shall ensure, in exercising the Secretary of State’s powers

 

of appointment, that no fewer than three members of the IIDO shall be female.”

 

Alison McGovern

 

Schedule,  page  3,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

“(2)    

The Secretary of State shall, in exercising the Secretary of State’s powers of

 

appointment, have regard to the need for the IIDO membership to reflect a broad

 

range of development interests, backgrounds, and expertise in geographical

 

regions.”

 

Alison McGovern

 

Schedule,  page  3,  line  28,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

The report shall include a record of all salaries, pensions, allowances and

 

gratuities paid to members in respect of their duties with the IIDO during the

 

course of the financial year.

 

(1B)    

The report shall include a register of any other remunerated employment

 

undertaken by members of the IIDO during the course of the financial year.”

 

Alison McGovern

 

Schedule,  page  4,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

The Secretary of State shall not authorise payment of an annual salary to any

 

member of the IIDO which is, pro rata, in excess of the ministerial salary

 

entitlement for a cabinet minister currently in force.”

 

Alison McGovern

 

Schedule,  page  4,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

“(4)    

The Secretary of State shall not consider the budget of IIDO as a contribution

 

towards the 0.7 per cent. target.”

 

Michael Moore

 

Mr Desmond Swayne

 

Page  3,  line  1,  leave out the Schedule

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See Member’s explanatory statement for amendment 6.


 
 

Public Bill Committee:                               

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, continued

 
 

New Clauses

 

Michael Moore

 

Mr Desmond Swayne

 

NC2

 

To move the following Clause

 

         

“Independent evaluation of official development assistance

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State must make arrangements for the independent evaluation of

 

the extent to which ODA provided by the United Kingdom represents value for

 

money in relation to the purposes for which it is provided.

 

(2)    

The Secretary of State must include in each annual report a statement as to how

 

he or she has complied with the duty under subsection (1).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment requires the Secretary of State to ensure that the value for money of UK

 

expenditure on official development assistance is subject to independent evaluation. It also

 

requires her to include in each annual report (as defined in clause 1) information about how she

 

has complied with this duty.

 


 

Sir Gerald Howarth

 

Philip Davies

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause

 

         

“Commencement

 

(1)    

This Act comes into force on such day as the Secretary of State may by order

 

made by statutory instrument appoint.

 

(2)    

The Secretary of State may not make an order under subsection (1) until

 

legislation has been enacted placing a duty on the Secretary of State for Defence

 

to ensure that the amount of defence expenditure as a percentage of the gross

 

domestic product of the United Kingdom does not fall below the NATO guideline

 

of 2 per cent. in any year.”

 

 

Michael Moore

 

That, if proceedings on the International Development (Official Development

 

Assistance Target) Bill are not completed at this day’s sitting, the Committee do meet at

 

8.55 am on Tuesdays when the House is sitting.

 


 
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