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Tuesday 15th November 2005

STANDING COMMITTEE A


COUNCIL TAX (NEW VALUATION LISTS FOR ENGLAND) BILL

RESOLUTION OF THE PROGRAMMING SUB-COMMITTEE

The Programming Sub-Committee appointed by the Speaker in respect of the Bill agreed the following Resolution at its meeting on Monday 14th November (Standing Orders 83C):

That—

    (1)   during proceedings on the Council Tax (New Valuation Lists for England) Bill the Standing Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 10.30 a.m. on Tuesday 15th November) meet—

      (a) at 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 15th November;

      (b) at 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. on Thursday 17th November;

    (2)   the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 4.00 p.m. on Thursday 17th November.

Phil Woolas has given notice of his intention to move a motion in the terms of the Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee [Standing Order No. 83C].


   

Sarah Teather
David Howarth
Mark Hunter

1

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     8,     at end insert—'but the power herein mentioned shall not be used after the next general election following the date on which this Act comes into force.'.

   

Sarah Teather
David Howarth
Mark Hunter

2

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     8,     at end insert—

    '(1B)   The Secretary of State shall decide at least once in each calendar year whether to exercise the power granted by section 1A, and shall give reasons for his decision.

    (1C)   The reasons referred to in section 1B shall include the Secretary of State's assessment of the degree of divergence in relevant property values since the original valuations made under this Act or since any subsequent revaluation.".'.


NEW CLAUSE

Annual report

   

Mr Robert Syms

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

    'The Secretary of State shall be required to publish an annual report on preparatory work undertaken by the Government and its agencies for a revaluation or rebanding.'.


ORDER OF THE HOUSE [7th NOVEMBER 2005]

That the following provisions shall apply to the Council Tax (New Valuation Lists for England) Bill:

Committal

    1.   The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

Proceedings in Standing Commitee

    2.   Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 17th November 2005.

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

Consideration and Third Reading

    4.   Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.

    5.   Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

    6.   Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

Other proceedings

    7.   Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the Lords) may be programmed.


 
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