International Development (Official Development
Assistance Target) Bill

marshalled
list of Amendments
to be moved
on report

[Amendments marked * are new or have been altered]

Clause 1

LORD BUTLER OF BROCKWELL

LORD BURNS

LORD TURNBULL

LORD ARMSTRONG OF ILMINSTER

1

Page 1, line 2, at beginning insert “Subject to the assent of the Treasury following
each Spending Round,”

LORD LIPSEY

LORD SMITH OF CLIFTON

LORD LAMONT OF LERWICK

LORD HOLLICK

2*

Page 1, line 5, leave out from “Kingdom” to end of line and insert “over the period
2015/16 to 2019/20 and each subsequent five year period”

3*

Page 1, line 6, leave out “year” and insert “five year period”

4*

Page 1, line 8, leave out “year” and insert “five year period”

5*

Page 1, line 8, leave out “in an annual report” and insert “by the Office for Budget
Responsibility”

Clause 2

LORD LIPSEY

LORD SMITH OF CLIFTON

LORD LAMONT OF LERWICK

LORD HOLLICK

6*

Page 1, line 8, leave out “an annual” and insert “a”

7*

Page 1, line 15, leave out “an annual” and insert “a”

8*

Page 1, line 15, leave out from “Parliament” to “shows” in line 16 and insert “at the
end of the first five year period or at the end of any subsequent five year period”

9*

Page 1, line 16, leave out second “year” and insert “period”

10*

Page 1, line 20, leave out “an annual” and insert “a five year”

11*

Page 1, line 20, leave out from “Parliament” to “shows” in line 21

12*

Page 1, line 21, leave out second “year” and insert “period”

13*

Page 2, line 2, leave out “annual”

14*

Page 2, line 4, leave out “year” and insert “period”

15*

Page 2, line 9, leave out “year” and insert “period”

LORD LAWSON OF BLABY

LORD LAMONT OF LERWICK

LORD MACGREGOR OF PULHAM MARKET

16*

Page 2, line 15, at end insert—

“( )   if any of the circumstances outlined in paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) are
likely to persist, circumstances where meeting the 0.7% target
would lead to excessive spending towards the end of a calendar
year.”

LORD LIPSEY

LORD SMITH OF CLIFTON

LORD LAMONT OF LERWICK

LORD HOLLICK

17*

Page 2, line 18, leave out “calendar year following the report year” and insert
“following five year period”

18*

Page 2, line 19, leave out “year” and insert “period”

19*

Page 2, line 19, leave out “an annual report” and insert “a five year report”

20*

Page 2, line 20, leave out “12” and insert “60”

After Clause 2

LORD FORSYTH OF DRUMLEAN

LORD WEST OF SPITHEAD

LORD TUGENDHAT

21*

Insert the following new Clause—

“Duties related to defence expenditure

(1)     The duties under sections 1 and 2 will not apply in any year following a
year in which the expenditure on ODA is greater than 35% of the amount
of defence expenditure.

(2)     In this section “defence expenditure” has the same meaning as the NATO
definition of defence expenditure.”

Clause 5

LORD HOLLICK

LORD LAWSON OF BLABY

LORD MACGREGOR OF PULHAM MARKET

LORD LIPSEY

22*

Page 2, line 35, at end insert “by the Independent Commission for Aid Impact”

LORD LIPSEY

LORD SMITH OF CLIFTON

LORD LAMONT OF LERWICK

LORD HOLLICK

23*

Page 2, line 38, leave out “annual” and insert “five year”

LORD LAWSON OF BLABY

LORD FORSYTH OF DRUMLEAN

LORD MACGREGOR OF PULHAM MARKET

LORD SMITH OF CLIFTON

24*

Leave out Clause 5 and insert the following new Clause—

“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.”

Clause 6

LORD BUTLER OF BROCKWELL

LORD BURNS

LORD BROOKE OF SUTTON MANDEVILLE

LORD TURNBULL

25

Page 3, line 1, leave out subsection (2) and insert—

“(2)     This Act comes into force on such day on or after 1 June 2015 as the
Secretary of State may by regulations made by statutory instrument
appoint.

(2A)    A statutory instrument containing regulations under subsection (2) may
not be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before and
approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.”

After Clause 6

LORD FORSYTH OF DRUMLEAN

LORD LAMONT OF LERWICK

LORD LAWSON OF BLABY

LORD LIPSEY

26*

Insert the following new Clause—

“Duration

The provisions in this Act shall cease to have effect after 31st December
2019.”

The Schedule

LORD LAWSON OF BLABY

LORD FORSYTH OF DRUMLEAN

LORD MACGREGOR OF PULHAM MARKET

LORD SMITH OF CLIFTON

27*

Insert the following new Schedule—

“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 pre-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 the 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 Minister 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.

Duties

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.

Annual 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 report 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 into 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)     The 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
International 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)     Payments 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)   prepare 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)   the 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)   the 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

(b)   send a copy of each report and certified statement to the
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 IIDO 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)   if the name 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 those functions are
exercisable.

(2)     Any questions arising under sub-paragraph (1) is to be determined by
the Speaker of the House of Commons.”

Prepared 26th February 2015