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Tuesday 15th November 2005


Standing Committee Proceedings


Standing Committee A


Council Tax (New Valuation Lists for England) Bill


[First and second sittings]


Phil Woolas


Agreed to





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—



at 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 15th November;



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



the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a


conclusion at 4.00 p.m. on Thursday 17th November.



Sarah Teather


David Howarth


Mark Hunter


Withdrawn  1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


Negatived on division  2


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



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.



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.”.’.


S.C.A. Standing Committee Proceedings: 15th November 2005        



Council Tax (New Valuation Lists for England) Bill, continued


Clause Agreed to.


Clause 2 Agreed to.



New Clause


Annual report


Mr Robert Syms


Withdrawn  NC1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.’.


Bill reported.


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