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Mr. Ottaway: I can clarify what was said by the chief executive of Micromuse. He said that companies in the United States with ISO stock options attracted a 26 per cent. tax rate.

The Minister must recognise that there is a difference between the ways of approving schemes here and in the United States. Here, the Government decide whether a scheme can be approved; in the United States, the company decides. The schemes that we are discussing would attract a 20 per cent. rate in the United States.

Mr. Timms: Schemes approved in the United Kingdom will benefit from the lower rate of capital gains tax--10 per cent. after four years. That is significantly lower than the rate in the US.

The rules for approval of schemes in the US are well defined. They specify a limit of $100,000 worth of options that can be provided for under an approved scheme. The ISOs that the hon. Gentleman mentioned are not popular with many US companies, because they do not carry a company tax deduction. The figure in the UK is £30,000 over three years. As I said in Committee--the hon. Member for Kingston and Surbiton mentioned this--that is indeed less generous than the US limit, but it was the previous Government who reduced the UK limit from £100,000 to £30,000 in order to solve some of their "fat cat" problems. I do not think that we should take lessons from the Conservative party on that.

Mr. Flight: I think that the Minister is unintentionally slightly misleading the House in comparing United States and United Kingdom schemes and applying the word "unapproved" to both types of scheme, because the two are not entirely similar. As he rightly said, the United Kingdom-approved scheme has a £30,000 limit and, therefore, can be used only modestly. Many United States businesses use the ISO scheme. The meaning of "approved" and "unapproved" in United States schemes is different from that in United Kingdom schemes.

As the Minister will discover, the bottom line is that the great majority of options issued to management in the United States end up being taxed at 26 per cent., not 46 per cent. In the United Kingdom, the great majority of options will now be taxed at 47.3 per cent., which is 20 per cent. higher than the rate applicable on most options in the United States.

Mr. Timms: The principles are not that dissimilar between the United States and the United Kingdom. Approved schemes in the United States have to comply with USA tax law and USA regulations, just as United Kingdom schemes have to comply with our tax law and regulations. Many of the most successful dot.com start-up companies in the USA use not ISOs, but unapproved arrangements that have various advantages. That is how--depending on the state tax rate--the overall rate of 46 per cent. is arrived at. If the hon. Gentleman is suggesting that the arrangements being provided for in the Bill are significantly less competitive than those applying to many fast-growing United States firms, he is wrong.

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We are proposing a package that is already helping to attract business and jobs to the United Kingdom and to help United Kingdom firms compete in the global market. It recognises the importance of share options for employers and employees, particularly in the new economy. It removes barriers to their use in recruiting and retaining employees, and it meets our aims of a fairer tax and national insurance system by ensuring that tax relief is given for the national insurance contributions on share options to whoever bears that cost.

Although I do not want to make too much of it, amendment No. 131 is deficient in various ways. Even if the defects could be resolved, the changes suggested in the amendment would considerably distort the use of share options compared with other forms of remuneration--such as cash bonuses--which would remain fully subject to national insurance, and they would provide an unwelcome opportunity for the re-emergence of widespread national insurance avoidance. It is estimated that, all together, the proposed provision could cost at least £1 billion annually in lost revenue. Therefore, bearing in mind that substantial cost, I urge Opposition Members to think long and hard before pressing the amendment to a vote.

Abolition of the upper earnings cap on employers' national insurance contributions was another step taken by the previous Government. That action led to companies seeking inventive ways of avoiding national insurance on big cash bonuses, particularly in the City. Share options were being used in that way. As I said in Committee, that is one of the reasons why the rules were changed for share options granted after 5 April 1999, to make national insurance payable on the gain made on the option when it was exercised. The change brought the tax and national insurance treatment into alignment and removed scope for such avoidance, which was an important and worthwhile step forward.

The net effect of the proposed change would be to leave the employee paying combined income tax and secondary national insurance at the employee's marginal tax rate on the share option gain. However, although it would do that for higher-rate taxpayers, as it results in a total tax and national insurance contribution charge of 40 per cent, it would not have the same effect on basic-rate taxpayers--who would be left paying income tax at 27.49 per cent, not the 22 per cent. that would apply to their ordinary salary. Therefore, the amendment also discriminates against the low paid.

5.45 pm

The clause is simple and fair. Employing companies will get a corporation tax deduction from their profits if they pay the secondary national insurance contributions as part of the cost of employment and, if the liability is transferred to the employee or if the money is recovered from the employee, there will be no corporation tax deduction. Instead, the employee who bears the cost will get the benefit of an income tax relief for that cost on the same basis as a deduction for the amount paid in calculating the profit chargeable to tax. I urge the House to reject this costly amendment.

Mr. Ottaway: If amendment No. 131 is extremely costly, and I do not believe that it is, the burden of taxation that the Government are taking out of Britain's

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entrepreneurs' pockets is a darn sight more than we thought that it was. We will divide the House on the issue and the reasons for that are clear. The Government have to send a message to Britain's entrepreneurs. It is no good whacking on the taxes and just expecting those entrepreneurs to pay up, but at the same time hoping that more people will engage in entrepreneurial activity. All the research that the Government have shows that an entrepreneurial culture is lacking in this country. That comes as no surprise if the Government are intent on penalising Britain's entrepreneurs.

The Financial Secretary says that he has resolved the technical problems, but that means--as I said--that the solution has gone from very bad to bad. That is not a resolution of the problems. He says that he has cut taxes on business. Why then does the CBI talk of an extra £5 billion stealth tax on business? Why does the Institute of Directors say that there is an extra £5 billion a year in regulatory burden? Those are real issues that are hitting Britain's industry today.

The Financial Secretary said that he has now fostered a new spirit of entrepreneurial activity. If he has, it is despite these measures and not because of them. For those reasons, I urge the House to support our amendment.

Question put, That the amendment be made:--

The House divided: Ayes 164, Noes 315.

Division No. 278
[5.47 pm


AYES


Ainsworth, Peter (E Surrey)
Allan, Richard
Ancram, Rt Hon Michael
Arbuthnot, Rt Hon James
Baker, Norman
Baldry, Tony
Ballard, Jackie
Beggs, Roy
Beith, Rt Hon A J
Bell, Martin (Tatton)
Bercow, John
Body, Sir Richard
Bottomley, Peter (Worthing W)
Bottomley, Rt Hon Mrs Virginia
Brand, Dr Peter
Brazier, Julian
Breed, Colin
Brooke, Rt Hon Peter
Browning, Mrs Angela
Bruce, Malcolm (Gordon)
Burnett, John
Burns, Simon
Butterfill, John
Cable, Dr Vincent
Campbell, Rt Hon Menzies
(NE Fife)
Cash, William
Chapman, Sir Sydney
(Chipping Barnet)
Chope, Christopher
Clappison, James
Clarke, Rt Hon Kenneth
(Rushcliffe)
Clifton-Brown, Geoffrey
Collins, Tim
Cotter, Brian
Cran, James
Davey, Edward (Kingston)
Davies, Quentin (Grantham)
Davis, Rt Hon David (Haltemprice)
Day, Stephen
Donaldson, Jeffrey
Dorrell, Rt Hon Stephen
Duncan Smith, Iain
Evans, Nigel
Ewing, Mrs Margaret
Faber, David
Fabricant, Michael
Fearn, Ronnie
Flight, Howard
Forth, Rt Hon Eric
Foster, Don (Bath)
Fowler, Rt Hon Sir Norman
Fox, Dr Liam
Garnier, Edward
George, Andrew (St Ives)
Gibb, Nick
Gidley, Sandra
Gill, Christopher
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Gorman, Mrs Teresa
Gorrie, Donald
Green, Damian
Greenway, John
Grieve, Dominic
Hague, Rt Hon William
Hamilton, Rt Hon Sir Archie
Hammond, Philip
Hancock, Mike
Harris, Dr Evan
Harvey, Nick
Hawkins, Nick
Heathcoat-Amory, Rt Hon David
Hogg, Rt Hon Douglas
Horam, John
Howarth, Gerald (Aldershot)
Hughes, Simon (Southwark N)
Jackson, Robert (Wantage)
Jenkin, Bernard
Johnson Smith,
Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey
Keetch, Paul
Kennedy, Rt Hon Charles
(Ross Skye & Inverness W)
Key, Robert
King, Rt Hon Tom (Bridgwater)
Kirkwood, Archy
Lait, Mrs Jacqui
Lansley, Andrew
Leigh, Edward
Letwin, Oliver
Lewis, Dr Julian (New Forest E)
Lidington, David
Lilley, Rt Hon Peter
Livsey, Richard
Lloyd, Rt Hon Sir Peter (Fareham)
Loughton, Tim
Luff, Peter
MacGregor, Rt Hon John
McIntosh, Miss Anne
MacKay, Rt Hon Andrew
Maclean, Rt Hon David
Maclennan, Rt Hon Robert
McLoughlin, Patrick
Madel, Sir David
Malins, Humfrey
Maples, John
Maude, Rt Hon Francis
Mawhinney, Rt Hon Sir Brian
May, Mrs Theresa
Michie, Mrs Ray (Argyll & Bute)
Moore, Michael
Morgan, Alasdair (Galloway)
Moss, Malcolm
Norman, Archie
Oaten, Mark
O'Brien, Stephen (Eddisbury)
Öpik, Lembit
Ottaway, Richard
Paice, James
Portillo, Rt Hon Michael
Prior, David
Randall, John
Rendel, David
Robathan, Andrew
Robertson, Laurence
Roe, Mrs Marion (Broxbourne)
Ross, William (E Lond'y)
Rowe, Andrew (Faversham)
Russell, Bob (Colchester)
St Aubyn, Nick
Salmond, Alex
Sanders, Adrian
Sayeed, Jonathan
Shepherd, Richard
Simpson, Keith (Mid-Norfolk)
Smith, Sir Robert (W Ab'd'ns)
Spring, Richard
Stanley, Rt Hon Sir John
Steen, Anthony
Streeter, Gary
Swayne, Desmond
Syms, Robert
Tapsell, Sir Peter
Taylor, Ian (Esher & Walton)
Taylor, John M (Solihull)
Taylor, Matthew (Truro)
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Thomas, Simon (Ceredigion)
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Townend, John
Trend, Michael
Trimble, Rt Hon David
Tyler, Paul
Tyrie, Andrew
Viggers, Peter
Waterson, Nigel
Webb, Steve
Welsh, Andrew
Whitney, Sir Raymond
Whittingdale, John
Widdecombe, Rt Hon Miss Ann
Wilkinson, John
Willetts, David
Wilshire, David
Winterton, Mrs Ann (Congleton)
Winterton, Nicholas (Macclesfield)
Yeo, Tim
Young, Rt Hon Sir George

Tellers for the Ayes:


Mr. Peter Atkinson and
Mrs. Eleanor Laing.


NOES


Abbott, Ms Diane
Adams, Mrs Irene (Paisley N)
Ainger, Nick
Ainsworth, Robert (Cov'try NE)
Alexander, Douglas
Allen, Graham
Anderson, Donald (Swansea E)
Anderson, Janet (Rossendale)
Armstrong, Rt Hon Ms Hilary
Atkins, Charlotte
Austin, John
Banks, Tony
Barnes, Harry
Barron, Kevin
Bayley, Hugh
Beckett, Rt Hon Mrs Margaret
Begg, Miss Anne
Bell, Stuart (Middlesbrough)
Benn, Hilary (Leeds C)
Benn, Rt Hon Tony (Chesterfield)
Benton, Joe
Berry, Roger
Best, Harold
Blears, Ms Hazel
Blizzard, Bob
Bradley, Keith (Withington)
Bradshaw, Ben
Brinton, Mrs Helen
Brown, Russell (Dumfries)
Browne, Desmond
Buck, Ms Karen
Burgon, Colin
Butler, Mrs Christine
Byers, Rt Hon Stephen
Campbell, Mrs Anne (C'bridge)
Campbell, Ronnie (Blyth V)
Campbell-Savours, Dale
Cann, Jamie
Caplin, Ivor
Casale, Roger
Caton, Martin
Cawsey, Ian
Chapman, Ben (Wirral S)
Chaytor, David
Chisholm, Malcolm
Clapham, Michael
Clark, Rt Hon Dr David (S Shields)
Clark, Paul (Gillingham)
Clarke, Charles (Norwich S)
Clarke, Eric (Midlothian)
Clarke, Rt Hon Tom (Coatbridge)
Clelland, David
Clwyd, Ann
Coaker, Vernon
Coffey, Ms Ann
Cohen, Harry
Coleman, Iain
Colman, Tony
Connarty, Michael
Cooper, Yvette
Corston, Jean
Cox, Tom
Cranston, Ross
Crausby, David
Cryer, Mrs Ann (Keighley)
Cryer, John (Hornchurch)
Cummings, John
Cunningham, Rt Hon Dr Jack
(Copeland)
Cunningham, Jim (Cov'try S)
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Darling, Rt Hon Alistair
Darvill, Keith
Davey, Valerie (Bristol W)
Davies, Rt Hon Denzil (Llanelli)
Davies, Geraint (Croydon C)
Davis, Rt Hon Terry
(B'ham Hodge H)
Dawson, Hilton
Dean, Mrs Janet
Denham, John
Dismore, Andrew
Dobbin, Jim
Dobson, Rt Hon Frank
Doran, Frank
Dowd, Jim
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Eagle, Angela (Wallasey)
Eagle, Maria (L'pool Garston)
Edwards, Huw
Efford, Clive
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Ennis, Jeff
Field, Rt Hon Frank
Fisher, Mark
Fitzsimons, Mrs Lorna
Flint, Caroline
Flynn, Paul
Follett, Barbara
Foster, Michael Jabez (Hastings)
Foster, Michael J (Worcester)
Fyfe, Maria
Galloway, George
Gardiner, Barry
George, Bruce (Walsall S)
Gerrard, Neil
Gibson, Dr Ian
Gilroy, Mrs Linda
Godsiff, Roger
Goggins, Paul
Golding, Mrs Llin
Griffiths, Jane (Reading E)
Griffiths, Nigel (Edinburgh S)
Griffiths, Win (Bridgend)
Grocott, Bruce
Grogan, John
Gunnell, John
Hamilton, Fabian (Leeds NE)
Hanson, David
Healey, John
Henderson, Doug (Newcastle N)
Henderson, Ivan (Harwich)
Hepburn, Stephen
Heppell, John
Hesford, Stephen
Hewitt, Ms Patricia
Hinchliffe, David
Hodge, Ms Margaret
Home Robertson, John
Hood, Jimmy
Hope, Phil
Hopkins, Kelvin
Howarth, Alan (Newport E)
Howarth, George (Knowsley N)
Howells, Dr Kim
Hoyle, Lindsay
Hughes, Ms Beverley (Stretford)
Hughes, Kevin (Doncaster N)
Humble, Mrs Joan
Hurst, Alan
Hutton, John
Iddon, Dr Brian
Illsley, Eric
Jackson, Ms Glenda (Hampstead)
Jackson, Helen (Hillsborough)
Jamieson, David
Jenkins, Brian
Johnson, Miss Melanie
(Welwyn Hatfield)
Jones, Rt Hon Barry (Alyn)
Jones, Helen (Warrington N)
Jones, Ms Jenny
(Wolverh'ton SW)
Jones, Jon Owen (Cardiff C)
Jones, Dr Lynne (Selly Oak)
Jones, Martyn (Clwyd S)
Jowell, Rt Hon Ms Tessa
Keeble, Ms Sally
Keen, Alan (Feltham & Heston)
Keen, Ann (Brentford & Isleworth)
Kemp, Fraser
Kennedy, Jane (Wavertree)
Khabra, Piara S
Kilfoyle, Peter
King, Andy (Rugby & Kenilworth)
Ladyman, Dr Stephen
Lammy, David
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Laxton, Bob
Lepper, David
Leslie, Christopher
Levitt, Tom
Lewis, Ivan (Bury S)
Lewis, Terry (Worsley)
Liddell, Rt Hon Mrs Helen
Linton, Martin
Lloyd, Tony (Manchester C)
Love, Andrew
McAllion, John
McAvoy, Thomas
McCabe, Steve
McCartney, Rt Hon Ian
(Makerfield)
McDonagh, Siobhain
Macdonald, Calum
McDonnell, John
McFall, John
McGuire, Mrs Anne
McIsaac, Shona
McKenna, Mrs Rosemary
Mackinlay, Andrew
McNamara, Kevin
McNulty, Tony
MacShane, Denis
Mactaggart, Fiona
McWalter, Tony
McWilliam, John
Mahon, Mrs Alice
Marsden, Gordon (Blackpool S)
Marshall, David (Shettleston)
Marshall, Jim (Leicester S)
Marshall-Andrews, Robert
Martlew, Eric
Meale, Alan
Merron, Gillian
Michael, Rt Hon Alun
Michie, Bill (Shef'ld Heeley)
Miller, Andrew
Mitchell, Austin
Moffatt, Laura
Morgan, Ms Julie (Cardiff N)
Morley, Elliot
Morris, Rt Hon Ms Estelle
(B'ham Yardley)
Morris, Rt Hon Sir John (Aberavon)
Mountford, Kali
Mudie, George
Mullin, Chris
Murphy, Jim (Eastwood)
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Norris, Dan
O'Brien, Bill (Normanton)
O'Hara, Eddie
Olner, Bill
Organ, Mrs Diana
Osborne, Ms Sandra
Pearson, Ian
Pendry, Tom
Pickthall, Colin
Pollard, Kerry
Pond, Chris
Pope, Greg
Pound, Stephen
Powell, Sir Raymond
Prentice, Ms Bridget (Lewisham E)
Prentice, Gordon (Pendle)
Prescott, Rt Hon John
Primarolo, Dawn
Prosser, Gwyn
Purchase, Ken
Quin, Rt Hon Ms Joyce
Quinn, Lawrie
Radice, Rt Hon Giles
Rammell, Bill
Rapson, Syd
Reed, Andrew (Loughborough)
Rogers, Allan
Rooker, Rt Hon Jeff
Rooney, Terry
Ross, Ernie (Dundee W)
Ruane, Chris
Ruddock, Joan
Russell, Ms Christine (Chester)
Ryan, Ms Joan
Salter, Martin
Sarwar, Mohammad
Savidge, Malcolm
Sedgemore, Brian
Sheerman, Barry
Shipley, Ms Debra
Simpson, Alan (Nottingham S)
Skinner, Dennis
Smith, Angela (Basildon)
Smith, Miss Geraldine
(Morecambe & Lunesdale)
Smith, Jacqui (Redditch)
Smith, John (Glamorgan)
Smith, Llew (Blaenau Gwent)
Snape, Peter
Soley, Clive
Southworth, Ms Helen
Spellar, John
Squire, Ms Rachel
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Steinberg, Gerry
Stevenson, George
Stewart, David (Inverness E)
Stewart, Ian (Eccles)
Stinchcombe, Paul
Stoate, Dr Howard
Strang, Rt Hon Dr Gavin
Straw, Rt Hon Jack
Stringer, Graham
Stuart, Ms Gisela
Sutcliffe, Gerry
Taylor, Rt Hon Mrs Ann
(Dewsbury)
Taylor, Ms Dari (Stockton S)
Taylor, David (NW Leics)
Temple-Morris, Peter
Thomas, Gareth R (Harrow W)
Timms, Stephen
Tipping, Paddy
Todd, Mark
Touhig, Don
Trickett, Jon
Truswell, Paul
Turner, Dennis (Wolverh'ton SE)
Turner, Dr George (NW Norfolk)
Turner, Neil (Wigan)
Twigg, Derek (Halton)
Tynan, Bill
Vis, Dr Rudi
Walley, Ms Joan
Ward, Ms Claire
Wareing, Robert N
Watts, David
White, Brian
Whitehead, Dr Alan
Wicks, Malcolm
Williams, Rt Hon Alan
(Swansea W)
Williams, Alan W (E Carmarthen)
Williams, Mrs Betty (Conwy)
Wilson, Brian
Winnick, David
Winterton, Ms Rosie (Doncaster C)
Woodward, Shaun
Woolas, Phil
Worthington, Tony
Wray, James
Wright, Anthony D (Gt Yarmouth)
Wright, Tony (Cannock)
Wyatt, Derek

Tellers for the Noes:


Mr. Mike Hall and
Mr. Clive Betts.

Question accordingly negatived.

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Clause 58

Education and Training


Amendments made: No. 1, in page 42, line 14, leave out "an account-holding" and insert "a fundable".
No. 2, in page 42, line 44, leave out "97" and insert "108 or 109".

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No. 3, in page 42, line 46, leave out from beginning to end of line 2 on page 43 and insert--
'(b) regulations under section 1 of the Education and Training (Scotland) Act 2000.'.
No. 4, in page 43, line 3, leave out "an account-holding" and insert "a fundable".
No. 5, in page 43, line 7, leave out "96" and insert "104".
No. 6, in page 43, line 8, at end insert--
'or he is a party to qualifying arrangements.
(6) In subsection (5) above "qualifying arrangements" means arrangements which qualify under--
(a) section 105 or 106 of the Learning and Skills Act 2000, or
(b) section 2 of the Education and Training (Scotland) Act 2000.'.--[Mr. Timms.]

Schedule 13

Occupational and personal pension schemes


Amendments made: No. 83, in page 293, line 28, after "section", insert--
', and the provisions of section 632B below,'.
No. 84, in page 294, line 10, at end insert--
'Eligibility to make contributions: concurrent membership
632B.--(1) A member who would not, apart from this section, be eligible to make contributions during a year of assessment shall be eligible to make contributions at any time during that year if--
(a) throughout the year he holds an office or employment to which section 645 applies;
(b) the condition in any of subsections (6) to (9) of section 632A is satisfied in his case as respects the year;
(c) he is not, and has not been, a controlling director of a company at any time in the year or in any of the five years of assessment preceding it;
(d) for at least one of the five years of assessment preceding the year, the aggregate of his grossed-up remuneration from each office and each employment held on 5th April in that preceding year does not exceed the remuneration limit for the relevant year; and
(e) the total relevant contributions made in the year do not exceed the earnings threshold for the year.
(2) For the purposes of paragraphs (c) and (d) of subsection (1) above, no account shall be taken of any year of assessment earlier than the year 2000-01.
(3) For the purposes of paragraph (c) of subsection (1) above, a person is a controlling director of a company at any time if at that time--
(a) he is a director, as defined by section 612(1); and
(b) he is within paragraph (b) of section 417(5) in relation to the company.
(4) For the purposes of paragraph (d) of subsection (1) above--
(a) "grossed up", in relation to a person's remuneration from an office or employment, means increased by being multiplied by a figure determined in accordance with an order made by the Treasury (or left unchanged, if that figure is unity);
(b) "remuneration" shall be construed in accordance with an order made by the Treasury;
(c) "the remuneration limit" for any year of assessment is £30,000;
(d) "the relevant year" means the year of assessment first mentioned in subsection (1) above.

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The Treasury may by order amend the definition of "the remuneration limit" in paragraph (c) above for any year of assessment by varying the amount there specified.
(5) For the purposes of paragraph (e) of subsection (1) above and the following provisions of this section, "the total relevant contributions", in the case of a year of assessment, means the aggregate amount of the contributions made in the year--
(a) by the member in question, and
(b) by any employer of his,
under arrangements made by the member under the scheme in question, together with the aggregate amounts of such contributions under other approved personal pension arrangements made by that member.
(6) If--
(a) in the case of a member, the total relevant contributions in a year of assessment, apart from this subsection, exceed the earnings threshold for the year, and
(b) but for that, the member would be eligible to make contributions by virtue of subsection (1) above at any time in that year,
the repayment required by subsection (2) of section 632A is repayment of the relevant excess contributions only (so that the condition in subsection (1)(e) above becomes satisfied).
(7) In subsection (6) above "the relevant excess contributions" means--
(a) to the extent that a contribution is the first which caused the total relevant contributions in the year to exceed the earnings threshold for the year, that contribution; and
(b) all subsequent contributions in the year.
(8) The Treasury may by order make provision requiring any person who claims to be eligible to make contributions by virtue of this section to provide to--
(a) the Board,
(b) an officer of the Board, or
(c) the scheme administrator of the personal pension scheme concerned,
such declarations, certificates or other evidence in support of the claim as may be specified or described, or determined in accordance with, the order.
(9) A person shall only be eligible to make contributions by virtue of this section in a year of assessment if he complies with any requirements imposed by order under subsection (8) above.".'.
No. 85, in page 310, line 24, at end insert--
'except that, in a case falling within subsection (6) of section 632B of the Taxes Act 1988, the contributions required to be repaid shall be determined in accordance with that subsection (and their repayment shall have the like consequence).'.
No. 86, in page 310, line 47, leave out "section 632A" and insert "sections 632A and 632B".--[Mr. Timms.]

Schedule 14

Enterprise management incentives

Mr. Flight: I beg to move amendment No. 144, in page 313, line 34, at end add


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