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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 23 February 2016

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Enterprise Bill [Lords]


 

[Fourth And Fifth Sittings]


 

Clause 22 Agreed to.

 

Clause 23 Agreed to.

 

Clause 24 Agreed to.

 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Withdrawn  95

 

Clause  25,  page  41,  line  21,  leave out from “to” to end of the subsection and

 

insert—

 

“(a)    

a qualifying person for a qualifying purpose;

 

(b)    

a ratepayer for a hereditament.”

 

(1A)    

Information disclosed under subsection (1)(b) may—

 

(a)    

be disclosed for the purpose of providing the ratepayer with all

 

information used to assist determination of the valuation of any

 

hereditament for which the ratepayer is responsible for the non-domestic

 

rating liability, and may be retained and used for that purpose, and

 

(b)    

include information relating to hereditaments not owned by that

 

ratepayer.”

 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Not called  100

 

Clause  25,  page  41,  line  22,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

Regulations shall make provision for the disclosure of information as to the basis

 

of valuation for a hereditament or class of hereditaments sufficient for an estimate

 

to be made of the prospective non-domestic rates yield in connection with a

 

Business Improvement District Scheme.”

 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Not called  96

 

Clause  25,  page  41,  line  33,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

an interested person for the purposes of an appeal against an assessment in the

 

rating list;”


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 23 February 2016        

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Enterprise Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Not called  97

 

Clause  25,  page  42,  line  1,  at end insert “including purposes connected with an

 

appeal against an assessment in the rating list”

 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Not called  98

 

Clause  25,  page  42,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

““interested person” shall have the same meaning as for the appeal

 

regulations relating to appeals to the Valuation Tribunal for England in

 

force from time to time.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Anna Soubry

 

Agreed to  10

 

Clause  26,  page  43,  line  31,  after “English list” insert “or a Welsh list”

 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Withdrawn  99

 

Clause  26,  page  43,  line  41,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

provision for valuation officers to provide such information as to the basis of an

 

assessment to alter or enter a rating assessment in the rating list as shall be

 

sufficient for the ratepayer to understand the underlying valuation evidence;”

 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Not called  101

 

Clause  26,  page  43,  line  45,  at end insert—

 

“(d)    

provision for a separate procedure for hereditaments with a rateable value

 

below any threshold set out in regulations;

 

(e)    

performance standards for the Valuation Office of Her Majesty’s

 

Revenue and Customs and the Valuation Tribunal;

 

(f)    

provision for a right to appeal to the Valuation Tribunal if the valuation

 

officer has not given notice of their decision to the person making a

 

proposal for the alteration of the list within 6 months of the proposal

 

being made;

 

(g)    

a requirement that the Valuation Tribunal must determine any appeal

 

submitted to it within 12 months of it being made, or within such

 

extended period as may be agreed upon in writing between the appellant

 

and Tribunal.”

 

Anna Soubry

 

Agreed to  11

 

Clause  26,  page  44,  line  5,  leave out “Consolidated Fund” and insert “appropriate

 

fund”


 
 

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Enterprise Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Anna Soubry

 

Agreed to  12

 

Clause  26,  page  44,  line  14,  after “English list” and insert “or a Welsh list”

 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Not called  102

 

Clause  26,  page  44,  leave out lines 23 to 25

 

Anna Soubry

 

Agreed to  13

 

Clause  26,  page  44,  line  24,  leave out “Consolidated Fund” and insert “appropriate

 

fund”

 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Not called  130

 

Clause  26,  page  44,  line  25,  at end insert—

 

“(e)    

about the parties to be included in the appeal, including billing

 

authorities.”

 

Anna Soubry

 

Agreed to  14

 

Clause  26,  page  44,  line  27,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

After subsection (7A) insert—

 

“(7B)    

For the purposes of subsections (4B)(b) and (5A)(d) “the appropriate

 

fund” means—

 

(a)    

where the provision made by virtue of subsection (4A)(c) or (5)

 

is in relation to a proposal to alter an English list, the

 

Consolidated Fund, and

 

(b)    

where the provision made by virtue of subsection (4A)(c) or (5)

 

is in relation to a proposal to alter a Welsh list, the Welsh

 

Consolidated Fund.””

 

Anna Soubry

 

Agreed to  15

 

Clause  26,  page  44,  line  39,  at end insert—

 

““Welsh list” means—

 

(a)    

a local non-domestic rating list that has to be compiled for a

 

billing authority in Wales, or

 

(b)    

the central non-domestic rating list that has to be compiled for

 

Wales.””

 

Anna Soubry

 

Agreed to  16

 

Clause  26,  page  44,  line  47,  leave out from “unless” to end of line 48 and insert “—

 

(a)    

where those regulations relate to a proposal to alter an English

 

list, a draft of the instrument has been laid before and approved

 

by a resolution of each House of Parliament;

 

(b)    

where those regulations relate to a proposal to alter a Welsh list,

 

a draft of the instrument has been laid before and approved by a

 

resolution of the National Assembly for Wales.”


 
 

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Enterprise Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Anna Soubry

 

Agreed to  17

 

Clause  26,  page  45,  line  2,  leave out from “is” to end of line 3 and insert “—

 

(a)    

in the case of regulations relating to England, subject to

 

annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of

 

Parliament;

 

(b)    

in the case of regulations relating to Wales, subject to annulment

 

in pursuance of a resolution of the National Assembly for

 

Wales.”

 

Anna Soubry

 

Agreed to  18

 

Clause  26,  page  45,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

“(3G)    

In subsection (3E), “English list” and “Welsh list” have the same

 

meaning as in section 55.”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clause 27 Agreed to.

 

Clause 28 Agreed to.

 

Clause 29 Agreed to.

 


 

Mary Creagh

 

Caroline Flint

 

Negatived on division  129

 

Clause  30,  page  48,  line  2,  at end insert—

 

“6B    

Report on remuneration of chair, non-executive directors and executive team

 

(1)    

For each year following a disposal of shares held by the Crown in a UK Green

 

Investment Bank company the Secretary of State must lay before Parliament a

 

report on the remuneration of the company’s chair, non-executive directors and

 

executive team by the company.

 

(2)    

The report shall include a statement of the framework or broad policy for the

 

remuneration of the above individuals.

 

(3)    

The report shall include the value of the following, where applicable, in respect

 

of each individual—

 

(a)    

salary or fee;

 

(b)    

pension;

 

(c)    

other cash or non-cash benefits, including bonus or performance-related

 

payments; and

 

(d)    

shareholdings in a UK Green Investment Bank company.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 31 Agreed to.

 



 
 

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Enterprise Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Anna Soubry

 

Not selected  30

 

Page  48,  line  23,  leave out Clause 32

 

Clause Negatived on division.

 


 

Anna Soubry

 

Not selected  31

 

Page  49,  line  16,  leave out Clause 33

 

Clause Negatived.

 


 

Anna Soubry

 

Not selected  32

 

Page  49,  line  38,  leave out Clause 34

 

Clause Negatived.

 


 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Withdrawn  117

 

Clause  35,  page  50,  leave out lines 14 to 16

 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Not called  116

 

Clause  35,  page  50,  line  16,  after “exceed” and insert “a maximum of no less than”

 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Not called  109

 

Clause  35,  page  50,  line  16,  leave out “£95,000” and insert “£145,000”

 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Withdrawn  110

 

Clause  35,  page  50,  line  16,  at end insert “except in the case of conciliation

 

settlements”

 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Not called  111

 

Clause  35,  page  50,  line  16,  at end insert “except in the case of exit payments for

 

potential claims under Part IVA of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (protected


 
 

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disclosures)”

 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Not called  112

 

Clause  35,  page  50,  line  16,  at end insert ”, which amount shall be subject to annual

 

re-evaluation”

 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Withdrawn  113

 

Clause  35,  page  50,  line  16,  at end insert “except where exit payments are made

 

under existing public service agreements”

 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Not called  114

 

Clause  35,  page  50,  line  16,  at end insert “except for payments made to a person

 

earning below the national average wage”

 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Not called  115

 

Clause  35,  page  50,  line  16,  at end insert “except for a person who has been in long-

 

term service”

 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Not called  127

 

Clause  35,  page  50,  line  16,  at end insert “except for those payments made in

 

COT3 pre-conciliation settlements.”

 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Not called  128

 

Clause  35,  page  50,  line  16,  at end insert “the level of the provision made under

 

subsection (1) will be linked to inflation and earnings growth.”

 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Not called  118

 

Clause  35,  page  50,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

Regulations under subsection (1) may not apply to exit payments paid under

 

terms of settlement agreed between the parties in respect of litigation concerning

 

claims of unlawful discrimination, harassment or victimisation (or both) brought

 

under the Equality Act 2010, or exit payments that comply with an award order

 

(or both) of a court or tribunal in relation to such claims.”

 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Not called  119

 

Clause  35,  page  50,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

“(1B)    

An exit is not a relevant public sector exit if, prior to regulations, the terms of an

 

exit taking place after the regulations issued under subsection (1) coming into


 
 

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Enterprise Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

effect are subject to a contractual agreement made prior to those regulations

 

coming into effect between—

 

(a)    

an employee of a prescribed public sector authority and their employer,

 

or;

 

(b)    

a holder of a prescribed public sector office and the relevant prescribed

 

public sector authority.”

 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Not called  120

 

Clause  35,  page  50,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

“(1C)    

Regulations made under this section may not take effect before 1 April 2018.”

 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Not called  104

 

Clause  35,  page  50,  line  34,  leave out paragraph (c)

 

[Adjourned until Thursday at 11.30am


 

 

Revised 23 February 2016