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Tuesday 30th January 2007

Public Bill Committee


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Planning-gain Supplement (Preparations) 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 Thursday 25th January (Standing Order No. 83C):

       That—

        (1) the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 10.30 a.m. on Tuesday 30th January) meet—

        (a) at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday 30th January, and

        (b) at 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. on Thursday 1st February;

        (2) the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 4.00 p.m. on Thursday 1st February.

       John Healey has given notice of his intention to make a motion in the terms of the Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee [Standing Order No. 83C(9)].


John Healey

       That, subject to the discretion of the Chairman, any written evidence received by the Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.

       

Mr Mark Francois
Mr Simon Burns

1

Clause 1, page 1, line 2, after ‘expenditure’, insert ‘not exceeding £25 million in total’.

Dr Vincent Cable
Mr Colin Breed

8

Clause 1, page 1, line 3, after ‘tax’, insert ‘on the value of land or’.

Dr Vincent Cable
Mr Colin Breed

6

Clause 1, page 1, line 4, at end insert ‘, the revenues from which shall accrue to the local planning authority.’.

Dr Vincent Cable
Mr Colin Breed

7

Clause 1, page 1, line 8, at end insert ‘, and

        (d) local planning authorities designated by the Secretary of State’.

Mr Mark Francois
Mr Simon Burns

2

Clause 1, page 1, line 10, at end add—

      ‘(4) But no expenditure by virtue of subsection (2) shall be incurred before the publication of the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Financial Statement and Budget Report for 2007.’.

Mr Mark Francois
Mr Simon Burns

3

Clause 1, page 1, line 10, at end add—

      ‘(4) But no expenditure by virtue of subsection (2) shall be incurred until the Treasury has laid before the House of Commons a full regulatory impact assessment of the likely effects on business of the introduction of the tax referred to in subsection (1).’.

Dr Vincent Cable
Mr Colin Breed

5

Clause 1, page 1, line 10, at end add—

      ‘(4) Such expenditure must include borough-wide pilot studies on the basis of which the Secretary of State, or the Treasury, may then submit to Parliament recommendations on the wider applicability of the tax.’.

Dr Vincent Cable
Mr Colin Breed

10

Clause 1, page 1, line 10, at end add—

      ‘(4) But no expenditure by virtue of subsection (2)(b) shall be incurred until the Secretary of State has designated one or more local planning authorities for the purpose of conducting pilot studies relevant to the tax referred to in subsection (1).’.

Mr Mark Francois
Mr Simon Burns

4

Page 1, line 1, leave out Clause 1.


NEW CLAUSES

Report on computer systems

Mr Mark Francois
Mr Simon Burns

NC1

    To move the following Clause:—

      ‘A person who incurs expenditure by virtue of section 1(2) on a computer system must make a report on the progress of that system to the Committee of Public Accounts of the House of Commons six months after the passing of this Act and every six months thereafter.’.


Expiration of Act

Mr Mark Francois
Mr Simon Burns

NC2

    To move the following Clause:—

      ‘This Act ceases to have effect on 1st May 2008 unless the Treasury has announced before that date its intention to introduce legislation to impose the tax referred to in section 1(1).’.


Pilot studies

Dr Vincent Cable
Mr Colin Breed

NC3

    To move the following Clause:—

      ‘(1) The Secretary of State must designate one or more local planning authorities for the purpose of conducting pilot studies relevant to the tax referred to in section 1(1).

      (2) An authority designated under subsection (1) must conduct a pilot study and report the results to the Secretary of State and to the Treasury.

      (3) The Secretary of State and the Treasury must have regard to the results of the pilot study or studies conducted under this section in formulating proposals for the imposition of the tax.

      (4) The Secretary of State must reimburse any designated local planning authority for the expenses incurred by it as a result of conducting a pilot study.’.


Dr Vincent Cable
Mr Colin Breed

9

Title, line 1, after ‘tax’, insert ‘on the value of land or’.


ORDER OF THE HOUSE [15TH JANUARY 2007]

       That the following provisions shall apply to the Planning-gain Supplement (Preparations) Bill:

Committal

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

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

        2. Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 1st February 2007.

        3. The Public Bill 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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