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Wednesday 14th May 2003

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE


FINANCE BILL

(Clauses 1, 4, 5, 9, 14, 22, 42, 56, 57, 124, 130 to 135, 138, 139, 148 and 184 and Schedules 5, 6, 19 and 25, and any new Clauses and Schedules tabled by Friday 9th May 2003 relating to excise duty on spirits or R&D tax credits for oil exploration.)

NOTE
The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Resolution of the Programming Committee [12th May].


   

Adam Price
Mr Elfyn Llwyd
Mr Simon Thomas
Hywel Williams

74

Clause     130,     page     79,     line     38,     at end insert—

      '(d) the top rate shall be 50% for taxable income over £50,000.'.


   

Adam Price
Mr Elfyn Llwyd
Mr Simon Thomas
Hywel Williams

75

Clause     132,     page     80,     line     5,     after second 'the', insert 'standard'.

   

Adam Price
Mr Elfyn Llwyd
Mr Simon Thomas
Hywel Williams

77

Clause     132,     page     80,     line     5,     at end insert 'and the lower rate of 10% in Objective One areas'.


   

Mr Michael Howard
Mr Howard Flight
Mr Stephen O'Brien
Mr Mark Prisk
David Maclean
Mr David Wilshire

8

Clause     135,     page     80,     line     30,     leave out '10th April' and insert '1st October'.


   

Mr Michael Howard [R]
Mr Howard Flight [R]
Mr Stephen O'Brien
Mr Mark Prisk
David Maclean
Mr David Wilshire

12

Clause     139,     page     81,     line     38,     at end add 'from a date to be appointed by resolution of the House of Commons, such resolution not to be passed until after the Chancellor of the Exchequer shall have reported to Parliament on consultation with employers and employee representatives as to the likely effect of the provisions contained within the Schedule'.



[R] Relevant registered interest declared.

   

Mr Michael Howard [R]
Mr Howard Flight [R]
Mr Stephen O'Brien
Mr Mark Prisk
David Maclean
Mr David Wilshire

11

Page     81,     line     36,     leave out Clause 139.


   

Mr Michael Howard
Mr Howard Flight [R]
Mr Stephen O'Brien
Mr Mark Prisk
David Maclean
Mr David Wilshire

66

Clause     148,     page     87,     leave out lines 20 to 27.

   

Mr Michael Howard
Mr Howard Flight [R]
Mr Stephen O'Brien
Mr Mark Prisk
David Maclean
Mr David Wilshire

67

Clause     148,     page     87,     leave out lines 35 to 42.


NEW CLAUSES TABLED BY 9TH MAY RELATING TO EXCISE DUTY ON SPIRITS OR R&D TAX CREDITS FOR OIL EXPLORATION

Rate of duty on spirits

   

Mr Angus Robertson

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1)   In section 5 of the Alcoholic Liquor Duties Act 1979 (spirits), for "£19.56" there shall be substituted "£18.99".

    (2)   This section shall come into force on 1st January 2004.'.


R&D tax relief: exploration and appraisal in the North Sea

   

Mr Alex Salmond

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

       '.—Schedule 12 of the Finance Act 2002 (c. 23) is amended by inserting at the end of paragraph 19(1) ", subject to the specific inclusion of oil and gas exploration and appraisal as defined in section 837B of that Act.".'.


ORDER OF THE HOUSE [6th MAY 2003]

That the following provisions shall apply to the Finance Bill:

Committal

    1.—(1)   Clauses 1, 4, 5, 9, 14, 22, 42, 56, 57, 124, 130 to 135, 138, 139, 148 and 184 and Schedules 5, 6, 19, 21, 22 and 25, and any new Clauses and Schedules tabled by Friday 9th May 2003 relating to excise duty on spirits or R&D tax credits for oil exploration, shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

    (2)   The remainder of the Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

    2.   Proceedings in Committee of the whole House shall be completed in two days.

    3.—(1)   Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on 12th June 2003.

    (2)   The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

    4.   When the provisions of the Bill considered, respectively, by the Committee of the whole House and by the Standing Committee have been reported to the House, the Bill shall be proceeded with as if it had been reported as a whole to the House from the Standing Committee.

Other proceedings

    5.   Any other proceedings on the Bill may be programmed.


ORDER OF THE HOUSE [8th MAY 2003]

That the programme order of 6th May 2003 shall be amended by the substitution in paragraph 1(1) (provisions committed to Committee of the whole House) of the words 'Schedules Nos. 5, 6, 19 and 25' for the words 'Schedules Nos. 5, 6, 19, 21, 22 and 25'.


 
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