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Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Thursday 18 February 2016

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

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

 

Amendments tabled since the last publication: 95-130, NC24-NC35, Amendment (b) to NS1,

 

Amendments (a), (b), (c) to NS2, NS3

 

Public Bill Committee


 

Enterprise Bill [Lords]


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments tabled to date and includes any

 

withdrawn amendments at the end. The amendments have been arranged in

 

accordance with the Order of the Committee [9 February 2016].

 


 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

95

 

Parliamentary Star    

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.”


 
 

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Enterprise Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

100

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

96

 

Parliamentary Star    

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;”

 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

97

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

98

 

Parliamentary Star    

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.”

 


 

Anna Soubry

 

10

 

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

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment and amendments 11 to 15 extend the amendments made by clause 26 to section

 

55 of the Local Government and Finance Act 1988, which currently apply to England only, so that

 

the Welsh Ministers have the same power by regulations to make provision in relation to proposals

 

to alter local or central non-domestic rating lists for Wales.

 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

99

 

Parliamentary Star    

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;”


 
 

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Enterprise Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

101

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

11

 

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

 

fund”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment and amendment 14 ensure that, where regulations under section 55 of the Local

 

Government and Finance Act 1988 provide for valuation officers to impose financial penalties

 

regarding the provision of false information in relation to a proposal to alter a Welsh list, the

 

regulations must require the sums received to be paid into the Welsh Consolidated Fund.

 

Anna Soubry

 

12

 

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

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for amendment 10.

 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

102

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

Anna Soubry

 

13

 

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

 

fund”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment and amendment 14 enable regulations under section 55 of the Local Government

 

and Finance Act 1988 to make provision about the payment of fees into the Welsh Consolidated

 

Fund where the fees are paid by ratepayers in relation to appeals relating to proposals to alter a

 

Welsh list.


 
 

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Enterprise Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

130

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

“(e)    

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

 

authorities.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would provide for provision to be made in regulations about participation of

 

billing authorities in the appeals process.

 

Anna Soubry

 

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.””

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for amendments 11 and 13.

 

Anna Soubry

 

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.””

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for amendment 10.

 

Anna Soubry

 

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.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment and amendments 17 and 18 provide for regulations made by the Welsh Ministers

 

under section 55 of the Local Government and Finance Act 1988 as amended by amendments 10

 

to 15 to be subject to procedure before the National Assembly for Wales equivalent to the

 

procedure before Parliament which is required for corresponding regulations made by the

 

Secretary of State under that section.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 18 February 2016                  

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Enterprise Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Anna Soubry

 

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.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for amendment 16.

 

Anna Soubry

 

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.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for amendment 16.

 


 

Mary Creagh

 

Caroline Flint

 

129

 

Parliamentary Star    

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.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would require, following a disposal of shares in a UK Green Investment Bank

 

company, that the Secretary of State report annually on the remuneration of the Chair, non-

 

executive directors and Executive Team of the company.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 18 February 2016                  

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Enterprise Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Anna Soubry

 

30

 

Page  48,  line  23,  leave out Clause 32

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove Clause 32.

 


 

Anna Soubry

 

31

 

Page  49,  line  16,  leave out Clause 33

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove Clause 33.

 


 

Anna Soubry

 

32

 

Page  49,  line  38,  leave out Clause 34

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove Clause 34.

 


 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

117

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove the payment cap on public sector exit payments set at £95,000.

 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

116

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would provide that regulations may make provision to secure that the total

 

amount of exit payments made to a person in respect of a relevant public sector exit does not

 

exceed a maximum of no less than £95,000.

 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

109

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would increase the cap to a level similar to the NHS, £145,000.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 18 February 2016                  

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Enterprise Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

110

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

settlements”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would exclude settlements made at an early conciliation stage from the public

 

sector exit payment cap.

 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

111

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

disclosures)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would create an exemption from the cap for whistle-blowers.

 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

112

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

re-evaluation”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would subject the amount of the cap to annual revaluation.

 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

113

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

under existing public service agreements”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would exempt exit payments made under existing public service agreements.

 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

114

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

earning below the national average wage”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would exempt from the cap those earning below the national average age.

 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

115

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

term service”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would exempt from the cap those who have provided ‘long service’


 
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