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House of Commons


Tuesday 15th January 2008


Committee of the whole House


European Communities (Finance) Bill


New Clause




Mr Philip Hammond


Mr Mark Hoban


Mr David Gauke


Justine Greening




To move the following Clause:—



This Act shall come into force on such day as the Treasury shall by order specify.



The day specified in the order made under subsection (1) shall not be earlier than


fourteen days after the date on which the condition has been satisfied.



The condition referred to in subsection (2) is that the Treasury shall have laid


before both Houses of Parliament a report on the review by the European


Commission covering all aspects of EU spending, including the CAP, and of


resources, including the UK rebate, as provided for at paragraph 80 of the


“Financial Perspective 2007-13” issued by the European Council in December


2005, including a certificate that the Treasury considers that the outcome of the


review is satisfactory to the interests of the United Kingdom.’.



Order of the House [19th november 2007]


That the following provisions shall apply to the European Communities (Finance) Bill:





The Bill shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House.


Proceedings in Committee, on consideration and Third Reading



Proceedings in Committee, any proceedings on consideration and


proceedings on Third Reading shall be completed at one day’s sitting.



Proceedings in Committee and any 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




Committee of the whole House: 15th January 2008            



European Communities (Finance) Bill, continued



Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be


brought to a conclusion one hour after the commencement of those


proceedings or at the moment of interruption on that day, whichever is earlier.



Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to


proceedings in Committee and on consideration and Third Reading.


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