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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Tuesday 2 December 2014

 

Consideration of Bill


 

International Development (Official Development Assistance


 

Target) Bill


 

Mr Christoper Chope

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  25,  leave out Clause 3.

 

Mr Christoper Chope

 

Clause  5,  page  2,  line  39,  at end insert “and is relevant, sustainable and capable of

 

having a measurable impact.”

 

Mr Christoper Chope

 

Clause  6,  page  3,  line  4,  leave out “1 June 2015” and insert “1 January 2016”

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Philip Davies

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  3,  after “assistance” insert “including any net payments to

 

the European Union.”

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Philip Davies

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  5,  at end insert “when the central government net cash

 

requirement is in surplus.”

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Philip Davies

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  7,  leave out from “by” to end of line 9 and insert “the Office

 

for Budget Responsibility.”


 
 

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Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Philip Davies

 

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  17,  leave out “as soon as reasonably practicable” and insert

 

“, no more than 10 days during which both Houses of Parliament are sitting,”

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Philip Davies

 

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  18,  leave out from “statement” to end of line 19.

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Philip Davies

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  7,  leave out from “State,” to end of line 8 and insert “need

 

take no action on the basis of such a revision.”

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Philip Davies

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  8,  leave out from “statement” to end of line 9.

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Philip Davies

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  10,  leave out subsections (3) and (4).

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Philip Davies

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  18,  leave out “any steps” and insert “with what steps, if any”.

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Philip Davies

 

Clause  6,  page  3,  line  2,  leave out from “Development” to “Act”.

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Philip Davies

 

Clause  6,  page  3,  line  4,  leave out subsection (2) and insert—

 

“(2)    

This Act shall come into force once the Chancellor of the Exchequer has laid

 

before both Houses of Parliament a statement declaring that the public finances

 

are balanced and the structural deficit expunged.”

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

NS1

 

To move the following Schedule


 
 

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“The independent Commission For Aid Impact

 

Accountability and Reporting

 

1    (1)  

It will be the responsibility of the Secretary of State for International

 

Developent to lay responses to reports of the ICAI before Parliament.

 

      (2)  

The ICAI shall carry out all other duties as established.

 

Finance

 

2    (1)  

The budget of the ICAI for the purpose of section ( ) will be agreed by the

 

Secretary of State for International Development.

 

      (2)  

The Department for International Development may make to the ICAI such

 

payments out of money provided by Parliament as the Department for

 

International Development considers appropriate for the purposes of enabling

 

the ICAI to meet its expenses arising under this Act.

 

      (3)  

Payment are to be made at such times, and subject to any such conditions, as

 

the Department for International Development considers appropriate.”

 

Philip Davies

 

NS2

 

To move the following Schedule

 

“The independent International Development Office

 

Membership

 

1          

The IIDO is to consist of a member to chair it and six other members,

 

appointed by the Secretary of State for International Development following a

 

graphicpre-appointment hearing by, and with the consent of, the International

 

Development Committee of the House of Commons.

 

Employees

 

2    (1)  

The IIDO may employ staff.

 

      (2)  

Staff are to be employed on such terms as to remuneration and other matters as

 

graphicthe IIDO may, with the approval of the Minister for the Civil Service,

 

determine.

 

      (3)  

Service as a member of staff of the IIDO is employment in the civil service of

 

the State.

 

      (4)  

The IIDO must pay to the Minister for the Civil Service, at such times as the

 

graphicMinister may direct, such sums as the Minister may determine in respect of the

 

increase in the sums payable out of money provided by Parliament that is

 

attributable to the provision of pensions, allowances or gratuities under

 

section 1 of the Superannuation Act 1972 payable to or in respect of persons

 

who are or have been members of staff of the IIDO.

 

graphicDuties

 

3    (1)  

The IIDO will have the responsibility to carry out independent evaluation of

 

the relevance, impact, value-for-money and sustainability of ODA.

 

      (2)  

The IIDO will develop systems to verify the extent to which ODA is spent

 

efficiently and effectively.


 
 

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graphicAnnual report

 

4    (1)  

The IIDO must prepare a report of the performance of its functions in each

 

financial year.

 

      (2)  

The report relating to a financial year must be prepared as soon as possible

 

after the end of the financial year.

 

      (3)  

The rgraphiceport must be sent to the Department for International Development.

 

      (4)  

The Department for International Development must lay the report before

 

Parliament.

 

      (5)  

“Financial year” means—

 

(a)    

the period which begins with the day on which this Schedule comes

 

graphicinto force and ends with the following 31 March;

 

(b)    

each successive period of 12 months.

 

Accountability and Reporting

 

5    (1)  

It will be the responsibility of the Secretary of State for International

 

Development to lay responses to reports of the IIDO before Parliament.

 

      (2)  

Thegraphic International Development Committee of the House of Commons may

 

provide parliamentary oversight of the work of the IIDO and report annually

 

on its current and future work programme.

 

Finance

 

6    (1)  

The budget of the IIDO will be agreed by the Secretary of State for

 

graphicInternational Development.

 

      (2)  

The Department for International Development may make to the IIDO such

 

payments out of money provided by Parliament as the Department for

 

International Development considers appropriate for the purpose of enabling

 

the IIDO to meet its expenses.

 

      (3)  

Paymgraphicents are to be made at such times, and subject to any such conditions, as

 

the Department for International Development considers appropriate.

 

Accounts and audit

 

7    (1)  

The IIDO must—

 

(a)    

keep proper accounts and proper records in relation to its accounts, and

 

(b)    

pregraphicpare in respect of each financial year a statement of accounts.

 

      (2)  

Each statement of accounts must comply with any directions given by the

 

International Development Committee as to—

 

(a)    

the information to be contained in it and the manner in which it is to

 

be presented,

 

(b)    

tgraphiche methods and principles according to which the statement is to be

 

prepared, and

 

(c)    

the additional information (if any) which is to be provided to

 

Parliament.

 

      (3)  

The IIDO must send a copy of each statement of accounts to—

 

(a)    

thgraphice Secretary of State for International Development, and

 

(b)    

the Comptroller and Auditor General, before the end of the month of

 

June next following the financial year to which the statement relates.

 

      (4)  

The Comptroller and Auditor General must—

 

(a)    

examine, certify and report on each statement of accounts, and


 
 

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, continued

 
 

(b)    

segraphicnd a copy of each report and certified statement to the Secretary of

 

State for International Development.

 

      (5)  

The Secretary of State for International Development must lay before

 

Parliament a copy of each such report and certified statement.

 

      (6)  

“Financial year” has the same meaning as in paragraph 4(5).

 

      (7)  

The graphicIIDO must keep under review whether its internal financial controls secure

 

the proper conduct of its financial affairs.

 

References to International Development Committee

 

8    (1)  

Any reference in this Schedule to the International Development Committee of

 

the House of Commons—

 

(a)    

(a) if the graphicname of that Committee is changed, is to be treated as a

 

reference to that Committee by its new name, and

 

(b)    

if the functions of that Committee (or substantially corresponding

 

functions) become functions of a different Committee of the House of

 

Commons, is to be treated as a reference to the Committee by which

 

thgraphicose functions are exercisable.

 

      (2)  

Any question arising under sub-paragraph (1) is to be determined by the

 

Speaker of the House of Commons.

 

As Amendments to Philip Davies’ proposed New Schedule (NS2):—

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

(a)

 

Line  3,  leave out “six” and insert “four”

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

(b)

 

Line  4,  leave out “for International Development”

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

(c)

 

Line  5,  leave out from “of,” to end of line 6 and insert “a committee in the House

 

of Commons and an equivalent committee in the House of Lords”

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

(d)

 

Line  6,  after “Commons” insert “and equivalent committee in the House of

 

Lords”

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

(e)

 

Line  12,  leave out sub-paragraph (3)

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

(f)

 

Line  19,  at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

All costs associated with the IIDO shall count towards the target set out in section

 

1 of this Act.”


 
 

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Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

(g)

 

Line  38,  leave out “for International Development”

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

(h)

 

Line  72,  leave out “for International Development”

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

(i)

 

Line  78,  leave out paragraph 8

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause

 

         

“The Independent Commission for Aid Impact

 

(1)    

The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) shall have responsibility to

 

carry out independent evaluation of the relevance, impact, value-for-money,

 

efficiency and effectiveness of the ODA in accordance with provisions of this

 

Act.

 

(2)    

The Schedule makes further provisions about the ICAI.”

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Philip Davies

 

NC2

 

To move the following Clause

 

         

“Reduction of Cabinet members’ salaries if 0.7% target not met

 

If an annual report laid before Parliament in 2016 or any subsequent calendar year

 

shows that the 0.7% target has not been met in the report year, salaries provided

 

for under Section 1 and Part  1 of Schedule 1 to the Ministerial and Other Salaries

 

Act 1975 shall each be reduced by £1000 in the following financial year.”

 

Philip Davies

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

NC3

 

To move the following Clause

 

         

“Annual reporting: relevant period

 

(1)    

The International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Act 2006 shall be

 

amended as by leaving out section 1(2) and inserting—

 

“(2)    

In this Act, “relevant period” means a period of 12 months ending with

 

31 March in the case of information which is normally produced by

 

reference to financial years.””

 

Philip Davies

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

NC4

 

To move the following Clause


 
 

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, continued

 
 

         

“Independent International Development Office

 

(1)    

There shall be established an independent body known as the Independent

 

International Development Office (referred to in this Act as “the IIDO”).

 

(2)    

The Schedule makes provision about the IIDO.”

 

Philip Davies

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

NC5

 

To move the following Clause

 

         

“Calculation of ODA for the purposes of section 1

 

An amount equivalent to the following annual payments, or estimates thereof,

 

shall be included in the calculation of annual UK ODA for the purposes of section

 

1—

 

(a)    

the amount payable by the United Kingdom to the European Union.

 

(b)    

Welfare benefits paid to foreign nationals.

 

(c)    

Welfare benefits paid to UK nationals living abroad.

 

(d)    

The administrative costs of the Department for International

 

Development and its agencies and associated public bodies.”

 

Philip Davies

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

NC6

 

To move the following Clause

 

         

“Calculation of Gross National Income for the purposes of section 1

 

Adjustments to the figure provided to Parliament as the UK’s gross national

 

income as at the end of the financial year shall not change or invalidate the UK’s

 

performance against the target under section 1.”

 

Philip Davies

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

NC7

 

To move the following Clause

 

         

“Applicability and expiry of the provisions of this Act

 

(1)    

This Act shall come into force on such a day appointed by the Secretary of State

 

by an order contained in a statutory instrument.

 

(2)    

An order under subsection (1) shall not be made unless a referendum has taken

 

place in the United Kingdom and more than 50% of those casting a vote do so in

 

favour of meeting the target.

 

(3)    

This Act shall only have effect in those years where the United Kingdom records

 

a budget surplus.

 

(4)    

The Secretary of State may vary the target mentioned in section 1 by an order

 

contained in a statutory intrument in response to the UK leaving or joining a

 

multilateral organisation which itself disburses ODA.

 

(5)    

This Act shall expire on the anniversary of its coming into force in the fifth year

 

of its being so in force.”


 
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