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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 18th May 2006

 

Standing Committee Proceedings

 

Standing Committee A

 

Finance (No. 2) Bill


 

(except Clauses 13 to 15, 26, 61, 91 and 106, Schedule 14, and new Clauses relating to the effect


 

of provisions of the Bill on section 18 of the Inheritance Tax Act 1984)


 

[SEVENTH and EIGHTH Sittings]


 

Clause 32

 

Withdrawn

 

Another Amendment (No. 47) proposed, in page 29, line 14    [Vol I], at the end to insert

 

the words ‘; but notwithstanding the provisions of this section, a company is only a “film

 

production company” if it meets the conditions for film tax relief as set out in section 38

 

of this Act.’.—(Mrs Theresa Villiers).

 

Question proposed, That the Amendment be made.

 

Mrs Theresa Villiers

 

Mr Mark Francois

 

Mr Mark Hoban

 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Andrew Selous

 

Not called  64

 

Clause  32,  page  29,  line  17  [Vol I],  leave out lines 17 to 20 and insert—

 

‘(a)    

undertakes (whether on its own account or whether it is responsible to a

 

third party)—

 

(i)    

principal photography and post production of the film, and

 

(ii)    

delivery of the completed film,’.

 

Mrs Theresa Villiers

 

Mr Mark Francois

 

Mr Mark Hoban

 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Andrew Selous

 

Negatived on division  31

 

Clause  32,  page  29,  line  18  [Vol I],  leave out ‘pre-production’.


 
 

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Finance (N, continued

 
 

Mrs Theresa Villiers

 

Mr Mark Francois

 

Mr Mark Hoban

 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Andrew Selous

 

Not called  65

 

Clause  32,  page  29,  line  22  [Vol I],  leave out ‘pre-production,’.

 

Mrs Theresa Villiers

 

Mr Mark Francois

 

Mr Mark Hoban

 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Andrew Selous

 

Not called  32

 

Clause  32,  page  29  [Vol I],  leave out lines 24 and 25.

 

Mrs Theresa Villiers

 

Mr Mark Francois

 

Mr Mark Hoban

 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Andrew Selous

 

Not called  33

 

Clause  32,  page  29,  line  26  [Vol I],  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

The Treasury may, by regulations—

 

(a)    

amend subsection (3); and

 

(b)    

provide that specified activities are or are not to be regarded for the

 

purposes of this Chapter as film making activities;

 

    

and in this subsection “specified” means specified in the regulations.’.

 

Mrs Theresa Villiers

 

Mr Mark Francois

 

Mr Mark Hoban

 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Andrew Selous

 

Not called  46

 

Clause  32,  page  29,  line  27  [Vol I],  after ‘company’, insert ‘resident in the

 

United Kingdom (and not resident in another place in accordance with the law of that

 

place relating to taxation)’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 33 Agreed to.

 


 

Mrs Theresa Villiers

 

Mr Mark Francois

 

Mr Mark Hoban

 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Andrew Selous

 

Not called  34

 

Clause  34,  page  30,  line  19  [Vol I],  after ‘on’, insert ‘development,’.


 
 

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Finance (N, continued

 
 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Dawn Primarolo

 

Agreed to  26

 

Clause  35,  page  30,  line  36 [Vol 1],  leave out from beginning to end of line 37 and

 

insert ‘goods or services that are used or consumed in the United Kingdom’.

 

Mrs Theresa Villiers

 

Mr Mark Francois

 

Mr Mark Hoban

 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Andrew Selous

 

Not called  35

 

Clause  35,  page  30,  line  37  [Vol I],  at end insert—

 

    

‘But for the purposes of this subsection—

 

(a)    

services provided in relation to rented equipment shall be considered to

 

have been performed in the United Kingdom where the equipment is used

 

in the United Kingdom; and

 

(b)    

where goods are initially supplied in the United Kingdom, their

 

subsequent transport and use outside the United Kingdom shall not

 

prevent the relevant expenditure from being treated as UK expenditure.’.

 

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

 

Clauses 36 and 37 Agreed to.

 


 

Mrs Theresa Villiers

 

Mr Mark Francois

 

Mr Mark Hoban

 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Andrew Selous

 

Withdrawn  40

 

Schedule  4,  page  165  [Vol I],  leave out lines 15 to 17.

 

Mrs Theresa Villiers

 

Mr Mark Francois

 

Mr Mark Hoban

 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Andrew Selous

 

Not called  42

 

Schedule  4,  page  165,  line  26  [Vol I],  at end insert—

 

  ‘(1A)  

Where a company incurs expenditure on the development of a film that is

 

abandoned before pre-production and subsequently begins to carry on a trade

 

as a film production company in relation to another film, the expenditure may

 

be treated as expenditure of the trade of the second film and as if incurred

 

immediately after the company began to carry it on. Provided that the same

 

expenditure is not to be given more than once.’.


 
 

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Finance (N, continued

 
 

Mrs Theresa Villiers

 

Mr Mark Francois

 

Mr Mark Hoban

 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Andrew Selous

 

Not called  53

 

Schedule  4,  page  166,  line  19  [Vol I],  leave out paragraphs 7, 8 and 9 and

 

insert—

 

‘7         

For the purposes of this Schedule profits and losses are calculated in

 

accordance with generally-accepted United Kingdom accounting principles.’.

 

Mr David Gauke

 

Not called  55

 

Schedule  4,  page  167,  line  4  [Vol I],  at end insert ‘; and accordingly—

 

(a)    

where, within six years of the end of the first period of account, it

 

becomes clear that the original estimates were incorrect, the film

 

production company can elect in writing to amend the original tax

 

computations to reflect the correct position;

 

(b)    

income taxed under the provisions of paragraph 7 of this Schedule

 

shall not be taken into account for tax purposes in a subsequent period

 

of account.’.

 

Mrs Theresa Villiers

 

Mr Mark Francois

 

Mr Mark Hoban

 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Andrew Selous

 

Not called  41

 

Schedule  4,  page  167  [Vol I],  leave out lines 6 to 17.

 

Schedule Agreed to.

 

Clause 38 Agreed to.

 


 

Dawn Primarolo

 

Agreed to  27

 

Clause  39,  page  31,  line  28 [Vol 1],  leave out subsection (3) and insert—

 

‘(3)    

Whether this condition is met is determined for each accounting period of the film

 

production company during which film-making activities are carried on in

 

relation to the film, in accordance with the following rules.

 

(4)    

If at the end of an accounting period the film is intended for theatrical release, the

 

condition is treated as having been met throughout that period (subject to

 

subsection (5)(b)).

 

(5)    

If at the end of an accounting period the film is not intended for theatrical release,

 

the condition—

 

(a)    

is treated as having been not met throughout that period, and

 

(b)    

cannot be met in any subsequent accounting period.

 

    

This does not affect any entitlement of the company to relief in an earlier

 

accounting period for which the condition was met.’.


 
 

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Finance (N, continued

 
 

Mrs Theresa Villiers

 

Mr Mark Francois

 

Mr Mark Hoban

 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Andrew Selous

 

Not called  43

 

Clause  39,  page  31,  line  28  [Vol I],  leave out subsection (3) and insert—

 

‘(3)    

Whether this condition is met may be determined at any time after film making

 

activities begin, so long as the film is intended for theatrical release prior to

 

delivery of the completed film’.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clause 40 Agreed to.

 


 

Mrs Theresa Villiers

 

Mr Mark Francois

 

Mr Mark Hoban

 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Andrew Selous

 

Not called  44

 

Clause  41,  page  32,  line  4  [Vol I],  at end insert ‘and expenditure incurred by a

 

person which is reimbursed by a film production company shall be deemed to be

 

expenditure by the film production company for the purposes of this section where it

 

would have fallen within this section had it been incurred directly by the film production

 

company’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 42 Agreed to.

 


 

Mrs Theresa Villiers

 

Mr Mark Francois

 

Mr Mark Hoban

 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Andrew Selous

 

Withdrawn  54

 

Schedule  5,  page  170,  line  5  [Vol I],  after ‘pay’ insert ‘within 90 days of the

 

claim being made, subject to sub-paragraphs (3) and (4) below,’.

 

 

Dawn Primarolo

 

Agreed to  24

 

Schedule  5,  page  173,  line  33  [Vol I],  leave out ‘that Chapter’ and insert

 

‘Chapter 3 of Part 3 of the Finance Act 2006’.

 

Schedule, as amended, Agreed to.


 
 

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Finance (N, continued

 
 

Clauses 43 and 44 Agreed to.

 


 

Mrs Theresa Villiers

 

Mr Mark Francois

 

Mr Mark Hoban

 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Andrew Selous

 

Withdrawn  36

 

Clause  45,  page  33,  line  21  [Vol I],  leave out ‘qualifying’.

 

Mrs Theresa Villiers

 

Mr Mark Francois

 

Mr Mark Hoban

 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Andrew Selous

 

Not called  37

 

Clause  45,  page  33,  line  26  [Vol I],  leave out ‘qualifying’.

 

Mrs Theresa Villiers

 

Mr Mark Francois

 

Mr Mark Hoban

 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Andrew Selous

 

Not called  38

 

Clause  45,  page  33,  line  32  [Vol I],  leave out first ‘qualifying’.

 

Mrs Theresa Villiers

 

Mr Mark Francois

 

Mr Mark Hoban

 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Andrew Selous

 

Not called  39

 

Clause  45,  page  34,  line  6  [Vol I],  leave out from ‘Schedule 4’ to end of line 8.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mrs Theresa Villiers

 

Mr Mark Francois

 

Mr Mark Hoban

 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Andrew Selous

 

Not moved  48

 

Clause  46,  page  34,  line  13  [Vol I],  after ‘film’ insert ‘by a film production

 

company’.


 
 

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Finance (N, continued

 
 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mrs Theresa Villiers

 

Mr Mark Francois

 

Mr Mark Hoban

 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Andrew Selous

 

Not called  49

 

Clause  47,  page  34,  line  42  [Vol I],  after ‘film’ insert ‘by a film production

 

company’.

 

Mrs Theresa Villiers

 

Mr Mark Francois

 

Mr Mark Hoban

 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Andrew Selous

 

Not called  50

 

Clause  47,  page  35,  line  2  [Vol I],  after ‘film’ insert ‘by a film production

 

company’.

 

Mrs Theresa Villiers

 

Mr Mark Francois

 

Mr Mark Hoban

 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Andrew Selous

 

Not called  51

 

Clause  47,  page  35,  line  4  [Vol I],  after ‘film’ insert ‘by a film production

 

company’.

 

Mrs Theresa Villiers

 

Mr Mark Francois

 

Mr Mark Hoban

 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Andrew Selous

 

Not called  52

 

Clause  47,  page  35,  line  7  [Vol I],  after ‘incurred’ insert ‘by a film production

 

company’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clauses 48 to 53 Agreed to.

 


 

Mrs Theresa Villiers

 

Mr Mark Francois

 

Mr Mark Hoban

 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Andrew Selous

 

Withdrawn  77

 

Clause  54,  page  38,  line  34  [Vol  I],  at end insert ‘at a rate that is less than an


 
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