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Notices of Amendments: 25 June 2015                     

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Scotland Bill, continued

 
 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Stewart Hosie

 

Michelle Thomson

 

Natalie McGarry

 

NC35

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Tax on capital gains

 

(1)    

The Scotland Act 1998 is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

In Part 4A (taxation), after Chapter 2A (as inserted by section (tax on profits of

 

corporations etc.)) insert—

 

“Chapter 2B

 

Tax on capital gains

 

80HC  

Tax on capital gains

 

A tax charged on the gains (or other benefits) accruing to a Scottish

 

taxpayer on the disposal of assets is a devolved tax.””

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would devolve capital gains tax to the Scottish Parliament.

 


 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Stewart Hosie

 

Michelle Thomson

 

Natalie McGarry

 

NC51

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Finance and taxation: further provision

 

(1)    

The Scotland Act 1998 is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

In section 64 (Scottish consolidated fund)—

 

(a)    

in subsection (5), for “The Treasury may, after consulting with the

 

Scottish Ministers” substitute “The Scottish Ministers may, after

 

consulting with the Treasury”,

 

(b)    

in subsection (6), omit “, at such times and by such methods as the

 

Treasury may from time to time determine,”.

 

(3)    

In section 66(4) (borrowing by the Scottish Ministers), for “any other” substitute

 

“an Act of the Scottish Parliament or an”.

 

(4)    

In section 67(3) (lending by the Secretary of State), for “Secretary of State”

 

substitute “Scottish Ministers”.

 

(5)    

In section 67A (lending for capital expenditure)—

 

(a)    

in subsection (2), for “Secretary of State” substitute “Scottish Ministers”,

 

(b)    

omit subsections (5) and (6).


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 25 June 2015                     

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Scotland Bill, continued

 
 

(6)    

In section 68(2) (borrowing by statutory bodies), omit “given with the approval

 

of the Treasury”.

 

(7)    

In section 72 (accounts of loans to the Scottish Minsters)—

 

(a)    

the existing provision becomes subsection (1),

 

(b)    

in the closing words of that provision, after “Parliament” insert “and send

 

copies of each to the Scottish Ministers”, and

 

(c)    

after that provision insert—

 

“(2)    

The Scottish Ministers must lay copies of the certified account

 

and the Comptroller and Auditor General’s report before the

 

Scottish Parliament.”.

 

(8)    

In section 80G (supplemental powers to modify enactments), in each of

 

subsections (1), (1A), (1B), (2), and (4), for “Treasury” substitute “Scottish

 

Ministers”.

 

(9)    

In Section A1 in Part 2 of Schedule 5 (fiscal, economic and monetary policy), in

 

the Exceptions—

 

(a)    

at the beginning insert—

 

    

“Fiscal and economic policy in connection with anything within

 

the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament or the

 

executive competence of the Scottish Government.”.

 

(b)    

after the entry for local taxes insert—

 

    

“Borrowing and lending by the Scottish Ministers.”.

 

(10)    

In paragraph 1 of Schedule 7 (procedure for subordinate legislation)—

 

(a)    

in the table, in the entry for—

 

(i)    

section 64(5), for “Type K” substitute “Type L”,

 

(ii)    

section 67(3), for “Type E” substitute “Type L”,

 

(iii)    

section 67A(2), for “Type E” substitute “Type L”,

 

(iv)    

section 80B, for “Type A” substitute “Type L”,

 

(v)    

section 80G, for “Type E” substitute “Type L”,

 

(b)    

in the Notes, omit the note relating to the entry for section 80G.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would increase devolved responsibility for borrowing and lending.

 


 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Stewart Hosie

 

Michelle Thomson

 

Natalie McGarry

 

NC54

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

To move the following Clause—


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 25 June 2015                     

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Scotland Bill, continued

 
 

         

“Taxes on income

 

In Section A1 in Part 2 of Schedule 5 (fiscal, economic and monetary policy) to

 

the 1998 Act, in the Exceptions, after the entry for local taxes insert “Taxes on

 

income.””

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause is intended to devolve income tax completely to Scotland.

 


 

CLAUSES 19 TO 30, NEW CLAUSES RELATING TO PART 3,

 

NEW SCHEDULES RELATING TO PART 3

 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

Kate Green

 

128

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  19,  page  21,  line  39,  leave out from “of” to the end of line 7 on page 22 and

 

insert “a disabled person or person with a physical or mental impairment or health

 

condition in respect of effects or needs arising from that disability, impairment or health

 

condition.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The current definition of ‘disability benefit’ used in the Bill is restrictive and could place

 

unnecessary limits on the kind of replacement benefit the Scottish Government has the power to

 

introduce. It may not, for example, allow the Scottish Government to introduce a benefit to assist

 

people with very low level disabilities or those for whom the effect of their disability is largely

 

financial.

 

Ian Murray

 

Kate Green

 

112

 

Clause  19,  page  22,  leave out lines 6 and 7

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

Removes the word “short-term” in the clause devolving disability benefit. It is not clear what

 

“short-term” means in this context, how it will be defined or whom it may exclude from receiving

 

the benefit.

 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Stewart Hosie

 

Michelle Thomson

 

Natalie McGarry

 

48

 

Clause  19,  page  22,  line  45,  leave out sub-paragraph (a).

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 25 June 2015                     

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Scotland Bill, continued

 
 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Stewart Hosie

 

Michelle Thomson

 

Natalie McGarry

 

115

 

Clause  20,  page  23,  line  27,  after “financial”, insert “or other”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would enable the provision of assistance, in relation to benefits for maternity,

 

funeral and heating expenses, in a form other than cash.

 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

49

 

Clause  20,  page  23,  line  33,  leave out “8” and insert “9”

 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

50

 

Clause  20,  page  23,  line  34,  leave out “8” and insert “9”

 


 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

Kate Green

 

12

 

Clause  21,  page  24,  leave out lines 9 and 10

 


 

Mr Graham Allen

 

129

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  22,  page  24,  line  27,  leave out from “who” to “appears” in line 32.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The current Exception 6 would extend the power to provide discretionary housing payments only

 

to those already in receipt of housing benefit. Those who lose entitlement to any housing benefit as

 

a result of the under-occupancy charge are precluded from accessing discretionary housing

 

payments. The amendment seeks to allow the Scottish Parliament to mitigate the impact of the

 

bedroom tax.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 25 June 2015                     

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Scotland Bill, continued

 
 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Stewart Hosie

 

Michelle Thomson

 

Natalie McGarry

 

116

 

Clause  22,  page  24,  leave out lines 36 to 48

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove some of the restrictions, including those relating to sanctions, in

 

relation to discretionary housing payments.

 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

Kate Green

 

13

 

Clause  22,  page  24,  leave out lines 36 and 37

 

Mr Graham Allen

 

132

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  22,  page  25,  leave out lines 1 to 8

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The exception in the Bill could be problematic where claimants have had their housing benefit

 

wrongly suspended. The amendment would allow the Scottish Parliament to provide discretionary

 

housing payments in cases which might be regarded as arising from non-payability of a reserved

 

benefit.

 


 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

Kate Green

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Stewart Hosie

 

Michelle Thomson

 

Natalie McGarry

 

8

 

Clause  23,  page  25,  line  28,  leave out “short-term”

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Stewart Hosie

 

Michelle Thomson

 

Natalie McGarry

 

117

 

Clause  23,  page  25,  leave out lines 30 to 37

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would broaden when discretionary housing payments can be made by removing

 

some restrictions including those relating to sanctions.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 25 June 2015                     

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Scotland Bill, continued

 
 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

Kate Green

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Stewart Hosie

 

Michelle Thomson

 

Natalie McGarry

 

111

 

Clause  23,  page  25,  line  39,  leave out “occasional”

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Stewart Hosie

 

Michelle Thomson

 

Natalie McGarry

 

130

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  23,  page  25,  line  40,  after “individuals”, insert “(a)”

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Stewart Hosie

 

Michelle Thomson

 

Natalie McGarry

 

131

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  23,  page  25,  line  45,  at end add “or

 

(b)    

who are part of a family facing exceptional pressure.”

 


 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Stewart Hosie

 

Michelle Thomson

 

Natalie McGarry

 

118

 

Clause  24,  page  26,  line  20,  leave out from “unless” to end of line 25 and insert

 

“they have consulted the Secretary of State”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove the requirement for the Scottish Government to obtain consent

 

from a UK Secretary of State in relation to Universal Credit and the costs of claimants who rent

 

accommodation.

 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

Kate Green

 

5

 

Clause  24,  page  26,  line  23,  leave out paragraph (b) and insert—


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 25 June 2015                     

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Scotland Bill, continued

 
 

“(b)    

they have consulted the Secretary of State as to when any change made

 

by the regulations is to start to have effect.’

 


 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Stewart Hosie

 

Michelle Thomson

 

Natalie McGarry

 

119

 

Clause  25,  page  26,  line  45,  leave out from “unless” to end of line 5 on page 27 and

 

insert “they have consulted the Secretary of State”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove the requirement for the Scottish Government to obtain consent

 

from a UK Secretary of State in relation to persons to whom, and time when, Universal Credit is

 

paid.

 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

Kate Green

 

7

 

Clause  25,  page  27,  line  1,  after second “of”, insert “the delivery mechanism for”

 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

Kate Green

 

6

 

Clause  25,  page  27,  line  3,  leave out paragraph (b) and insert—

 

“(b)    

they have consulted the Secretary of State as to when any change made

 

by the regulations is to start to have effect.’

 


 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Stewart Hosie

 

Michelle Thomson

 

Natalie McGarry

 

120

 

Clause  26,  page  27,  line  22,  leave out from beginning to “for” in line 23 and insert

 

“Arrangements”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

Amendments 120, 121 and 122 make provision for the Scottish Parliament to have power to

 

legislate on arrangements for employment support programmes.


 
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