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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Wednesday 17 June 2015

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

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Amendments tabled since the last publication: NC1 to NC3

 

Committee of the whole House


 

European Union (Finance) Bill


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments tabled to date, arranged in the order they

 

relate to the Bill.

 

 


 

NEW CLAUSES

 

Barbara Keeley

 

NC1

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Report on level of EU budget spending

 

(1)    

This Act shall come into force on such day as the Treasury shall by order specify.

 

(2)    

The day specified in the order made under subsection (1) shall not be earlier than

 

14 days after the date on which the condition has been satisfied.

 

(3)    

The condition referred to in subsection (2) is that the Treasury shall have laid

 

before both Houses of Parliament a copy of a communication sent by the Treasury

 

to the European Commission requesting a review by the European Commission

 

of the basis of appropriations for the European Union budget, and in particular—

 

(a)    

a comparative analysis of commitment or payment as the basis for

 

appropriations, and


 
 

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European Union (Finance) Bill, continued

 
 

(b)    

a study of whether alternative arrangements might offer in the longer

 

term improved value and enhanced budgetary control.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The Clause requires Ministers to seek a European Commission study of whether alternative

 

approaches to funding EU activities would offer better value for money and improved budgetary

 

control.

 


 

Barbara Keeley

 

NC2

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Reform of priorities within the EU budget

 

(1)    

This Act shall come into force on such day as the Treasury shall by order specify.

 

(2)    

The day specified in the order made under subsection (1) shall not be earlier than

 

14 days after the date on which the condition has been satisfied.

 

(3)    

The condition referred to in subsection (2) is that the Secretary of State shall have

 

laid before both Houses of Parliament a copy of a communication sent by the

 

Secretary of State to the President of the European Council requesting a

 

fundamental review by the Council of Ministers to be completed before 31

 

December 2015 of budget priorities, waste and inefficiency within the European

 

Union budget.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The Clause requires Ministers to seek a Council of Ministers review of budget priorities, waste and

 

inefficiency within the EU budget to be completed by the end of 2015.

 


 

Barbara Keeley

 

NC3

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Accountability and transparency

 

(1)    

This Act shall come into force on such day as the Treasury shall by order specify.

 

(2)    

The day specified in the order made under subsection (1) shall not be earlier than

 

14 days after the date on which the condition has been satisfied.

 

(3)    

The condition referred to in subsection (2) is that the Secretary of State shall have

 

laid before both Houses of Parliament a copy of a communication sent by the

 

Secretary of State to the President of the European Commission inviting officials

 

to provide the relevant European affairs select committee in each House of

 

Parliament with details of the draft European budget for each financial year

 

before the draft European budget is agreed in the Council of Ministers.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The Clause would allow Ministers to invite European Commission budget representatives to

 

appear before the House of Commons European Scrutiny Committee each year before EU budgets

 

are negotiated.

 


 
 

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European Union (Finance) Bill, continued

 
 

Order of the House [11 June 2015]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the European Union (Finance) Bill:

 

Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

 

Proceedings in Committee, on Consideration and Third Reading

 

2.    

Proceedings in Committee, any proceedings on Consideration and

 

proceedings on Third Reading shall be completed at one day’s sitting.

 

3.    

Proceedings in Committee and 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.

 

4.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

 

5.    

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

 

proceedings in Committee and on Consideration and Third Reading.

 

Other proceedings

 

6.    

Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on

 

consideration of any message from the Lords) may be programmed.

 


 
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