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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 22 January 2009

 

Public Bill Committee

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

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Business Rate Supplements Bill


 

Note

 

The amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the

 

Committee [20 January].

 


 

Dan Rogerson

 

Lorely Burt

 

1

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  7,  leave out ‘is’ and insert ‘and the majority of the affected

 

business community are’.

 


 

Dan Rogerson

 

Lorely Burt

 

2

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  18,  at beginning insert ‘primary and secondary’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

Lorely Burt

 

3

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  26,  leave out ‘The Greater London Authority’ and insert ‘A

 

levying authority’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

Lorely Burt

 

4

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  27,  leave out ‘the Greater London Authority’ and insert ‘a


 
 

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Business Rate Supplements Bill, continued

 
 

levying authority’.

 


 

Dan Rogerson

 

Lorely Burt

 

5

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  21,  leave out ‘where there is to be’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

Lorely Burt

 

6

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  21,  leave out ‘, the ballot’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

Lorely Burt

 

7

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

‘(2)    

Subsection (1)(c) does not apply in relation to Crossrail.’.

 


 

Dan Rogerson

 

Lorely Burt

 

8

 

Clause  5,  page  3,  line  35,  after ‘office’, insert ‘, and the principal offices of any

 

relevant billing authority,’.

 


 

Dan Rogerson

 

Lorely Burt

 

9

 

Clause  6,  page  4,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

‘(d)    

any parish council in the affected area.’.

 


 

Dan Rogerson

 

Lorely Burt

 

10

 

Clause  7,  page  4,  line  32,  leave out from ‘BRS’ to end of line 42.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

Lorely Burt

 

11

 

Clause  7,  page  5,  line  8,  at end insert—


 
 

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Business Rate Supplements Bill, continued

 
 

‘(6)    

This section does not apply to Crossrail.’.

 


 

Dan Rogerson

 

Lorely Burt

 

12

 

Clause  8,  page  5,  line  10,  leave out ‘If a ballot on the imposition of a BRS is held,’.

 


 

Dan Rogerson

 

Lorely Burt

 

13

 

Clause  9,  page  5,  line  25,  leave out ‘may’ and insert ‘must within 90 days of the

 

coming into force of this section’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

Lorely Burt

 

14

 

Clause  9,  page  5,  line  27,  leave out ‘may’ and insert ‘must’.

 


 

Dan Rogerson

 

Lorely Burt

 

15

 

Clause  10,  page  6,  line  11,  after ‘persons’, insert ‘as specified in section 6(1)’.

 


 

Dan Rogerson

 

Lorely Burt

 

16

 

Clause  12,  page  8,  line  21,  leave out ‘prescribed by regulations’ and insert

 

‘specified in subsection (1A).

 

(1A)    

The amount is £50,000.

 

(1B)    

The amount in subsection (1A) may be amended by regulations.’.

 



 
 

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Dan Rogerson

 

Lorely Burt

 

17

 

Clause  16,  page  12,  line  8,  leave out paragraphs (b) and (c).

 


 

Dan Rogerson

 

Lorely Burt

 

18

 

Clause  18,  page  12,  line  41,  leave out ‘March’ and insert ‘January’.

 


 

Dan Rogerson

 

Lorely Burt

 

19

 

Clause  24,  page  15,  line  8,  leave out ‘thinks’ and insert ‘can demonstrate’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

Lorely Burt

 

20

 

Clause  24,  page  15,  line  20,  at end insert ‘, and where it does so it—

 

(i)    

must direct the levying authority to refund the sums received by

 

it in respect of the BRS or, where the levying authority is not a

 

billing authority, direct it to return to a billing authority that is a

 

lower-tier authority in relation to sums transferred to it by the

 

billing authority,

 

(ii)    

must direct a billing authority that is a lower-tier authority in

 

relation to the levying authority to refund the sums collected by

 

it in respect of the BRS but not transferred to the levying

 

authority, and

 

(iii)    

must direct a functional body to transfer to the levying authority

 

sums received by the body in respect of the BRS but not used by

 

it, and’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

Lorely Burt

 

21

 

Clause  24,  page  15,  line  21,  leave out paragraphs (b) to (d).

 

 

Order of the House [12 January 2009]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Business Rate Supplements 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


 
 

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concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Tuesday 3 February 2009.

 

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.

 

 

order of the committee [20 january 2009]

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 10.30 am on Tuesday

 

20 January meet—

 

(a)  

at 4.00 pm on Tuesday 20 January;

 

(b)  

at 9.00 am on Thursday 22 January;

 

(c)  

at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 27 January;

 

(d)  

at 9.00 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 29 January;

 

(e)  

at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 3 February;

 

(2)  

the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following

 

Table—

 

Date

Time

Witness

 
 

Tuesday 20 January

Until no later than

British Retail

 
  

12 noon

Consortium

 
 

Tuesday 20 January

Until no later than

British Chambers of

 
  

1.00 pm

Commerce

 
 

Tuesday 20 January

Until no later than

Confederation of British

 
  

4.45 pm

Industry

 
 

Tuesday 20 January

Until no later than

British Business

 
  

5.30 pm

Improvement Districts

 
 

Tuesday 20 January

Until no later than

Royal Institution of

 
  

6.15 pm

Chartered Surveyors

 
 

Tuesday 20 January

Until no later than

Local Government

 
  

7.00 pm

Association

 
 

Thursday 22 January

Until no later than

Department for

 
  

10.25 am

Communities and Local

 
   

Government

 

 
 

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(3)  

proceeding on consideration of the Bill in Committee shall be taken in the

 

following order: Clauses 1 to 5; Schedule 1; Clauses 6 to 22; Schedule 2;

 

Clauses 23 to 32; new Clauses; new Schedules; remaining proceedings on the

 

Bill;

 

(4)  

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

 

conclusion at 7.00 pm on Tuesday 3 February.

 


 
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