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SUPPLEMENT TO THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 
 

Wednesday 11 March 2009

 

Report Stage Proceedings

 

Business Rate Supplements Bill


 

new clauses

 

Project Delivery Board

 

Dan Rogerson

 

Lorely Burt

 

Negatived on division  NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Where a levying authority imposes a BRS it shall set up a body corporate called

 

the Project Delivery Board (in this Act referred to to as “the Board”) to oversee

 

delivery of the project to be funded by the BRS.

 

(2)    

Schedule [Project Delivery Board] is about the Board.’.

 


 

BIDs: supplementary provisions

 

Mr Nick Raynsford

 

Withdrawn  NC2

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The 2003 Act is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

After section 41 insert—

 

“41A  

Additional arrangements where business rate supplement imposed

 

(1)    

In any business improvement district where a business rate supplement

 

under the Business Rate Supplements Act 2009 has been imposed, a

 

property owner BID levy may be imposed on the owners of a non-

 

domestic property, or a class of such owners, in the district.

 

(2)    

A non-domestic ratepayer who is liable to pay the BID levy on a

 

hereditament is not liable for a property owner BID levy on that

 

heriditament, and may not take part in a property owner ballot in respect

 

of that hereditament.”.


 
 

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(3)    

In section 46(1) (description of non-domestic ratepayers liable for BID levy to be

 

specified) insert at end “, and, where applicable, the description of property

 

owners who are to be liable.”.

 

(4)    

In section 49 (BID proposals) after subsection (2) insert—

 

“(3)    

A levy on property owners may come into force only where it is approved

 

by a ballot of the property owners in the proposed business improvement

 

district who are liable for the proposed property owner BID levy.”.

 

(5)    

In section 50 (approval in ballot) after subsection (6) insert—

 

“(7)    

A property owner BID levy is not be to regarded as approved by a ballot

 

held for the purposes of section 49(3) unless the two conditions set out in

 

subsections (2) to (6) are satisfied.”.

 

(6)    

In section 55(2) (regulations about ballots)—

 

(a)    

in paragraph (b) after “ratepayers”, insert “and property owners”, and

 

(b)    

after paragraph (h) insert—

 

“(i)    

enabling the billing authority to construct a list of all

 

property owners in the BID area for the purposes of

 

holding a property owner ballot and billing.”.’.

 


 

Robert Neill

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

Mr Brian Binley

 

Mr Mark Field

 

Mr Lee Scott

 

Negatived on division  5

 

Page  1,  line  17  [Clause  2],  leave out paragraphs (b) to (d).

 

Hywel Williams

 

Adam Price

 

Not called  3

 

Page  1,  line  20  [Clause  2],  after ‘Wales’, insert ‘, and

 

(e)    

the National Assembly for Wales.’.

 


 

Robert Neill

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

Mr Brian Binley

 

Mr Mark Field

 

Mr Lee Scott

 

Not called  6

 

Page  2,  line  1  [Clause  2],  leave out subsections (2) and (3).


 
 

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Business Rate Supplements Bill, continued

 
 

Robert Neill

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

Mr Brian Binley

 

Mr Mark Field

 

Mr Lee Scott

 

Not called  7

 

Page  2,  line  44  [Clause  3],  leave out paragraph (b).

 


 

Robert Neill

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

Mr Brian Binley

 

Mr Mark Field

 

Mr Lee Scott

 

Not called  8

 

Page  3,  line  29  [Clause  5],  leave out subsection (2).

 

Robert Neill

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

Mr Brian Binley

 

Mr Mark Field

 

Mr Lee Scott

 

Not called  9

 

Page  3,  line  36  [Clause  5],  leave out subsection (4).

 


 

Dan Rogerson

 

Lorely Burt

 

Not selected  2

 

Page  4,  line  31  [Clause  6],  at end insert—

 

‘(9)    

If ten per cent. of persons liable to pay a BRS as specified in section 11 make

 

representations objecting in principle to the project outlined in the initial

 

prospectus to the relevant levying authority, the levying authority shall be obliged

 

to hold a ballot on the final prospectus.

 

(10)    

The imposition of the BRS is approved by ballot if—

 

(a)    

a majority of the persons voting in the ballot have voted in favour of the

 

imposition of the BRS, and

 

(b)    

A exceeds B.

 

(11)    

For the purposes of subsection (10)(b)—

 

“A” is the amount specified in the initial prospectus as the amount the

 

authority expects to raise from the imposition of the BRS, and

 

“B” is the amount specified in the initial prospectus as the amount the

 

authority estimates as the total cost of the project to which the BRS

 

relates.

 

(12)    

Representations under subsection (9) must be submitted to the relevant levying

 

authority in writing within 30 days of the publication of the initial prospectus.’.


 
 

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Business Rate Supplements Bill, continued

 
 

Robert Neill

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

Mr Brian Binley

 

Mr Mark Field

 

Mr Lee Scott

 

Not called  15

 

Page  4,  line  32  [Clause  7],  leave out from ‘BRS’ to end of line 42 and insert ‘in all

 

cases except that of the Crossrail project.’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

Lorely Burt

 

Not called  17

 

Page  4,  line  36  [Clause  7],  at end insert ‘, or

 

(c)    

subsection (2A) applies.’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

Lorely Burt

 

Not called  18

 

Page  4,  line  42  [Clause  7],  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

This subsection applies if 10 per cent. of the persons who will be liable to pay the

 

BRS have, within 30 days of the publication of the initial prospectus, made

 

representations in writing to the relevant levying authority objecting in principle

 

to the project outlined in the initial prospectus.

 

(2B)    

If subsection (2A) applies, there must be a ballot on the final prospectus.’.

 


 

Dan Rogerson

 

Lorely Burt

 

Not called  1

 

Page  13,  line  6,  leave out Clause 19.

 


 

Robert Neill

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

Mr Brian Binley

 

Mr Mark Field

 

Mr Lee Scott

 

Not called  10

 

Page  17,  line  42  [Clause  28],  leave out subsection (3).

 



 
 

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Business Rate Supplements Bill, continued

 
 

Robert Neill

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

Mr Brian Binley

 

Mr Mark Field

 

Mr Lee Scott

 

Not called  11

 

Page  18,  line  21  [Clause  29],  leave out paragraph (b).

 

Robert Neill

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

Mr Brian Binley

 

Mr Mark Field

 

Mr Lee Scott

 

Not called  12

 

Page  18,  line  44  [Clause  29],  leave out paragraph (b).

 


 

Robert Neill

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

Mr Brian Binley

 

Mr Mark Field

 

Mr Lee Scott

 

Not called  13

 

Page  19,  line  6  [Clause  30],  leave out paragraph (b).

 


 

NEW SCHEDULE

 

Dan Rogerson

 

Lorely Burt

 

Not called  NS1

 

To move the following Schedule:—

 

‘Project Delivery Board

 

1          

A Board shall be established at the first instance of an initial prospectus being

 

published for the imposition of an approved BRS.

 

2          

A Board shall exisit for the period in which the BRS is in existence.

 

3          

The members of the Board are to be appointed by the relevant levying

 

authority in the following way—

 

(a)    

a third are to be representatives from the affected local authority;

 

(b)    

a third are to be representatives from the affected local business

 

community;

 

(c)    

the remainder is to be made up of members appointed as thought

 

appropriate by the relevant levying authority.

 

4          

In appointing members to the Board the levying authority must have regard to

 

the desirability of securing that the Board is able to perform its functions

 

effectively and efficiently.

 

5          

Where two or more levying authorities are acting jointly by virtue of a BRS the

 

Board shall be established by arrangement between those levying authorities.


 
 

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6          

The Board’s functions are to be specified by regulations.

 

7          

Regulations under paragraph 6 must be made by the Secretary of State within

 

90 days of the commencement of this Act.

 

8          

Regulations under paragraph 6 may authorise a levying authority to use a

 

prescribed proportion of such sums as it collects or recovers in respect of a

 

BRS to meet expenses incurred by the Board.

 

9          

Expenses incurred under paragraph 8 may not extend to a salary for any Board

 

member.’.

 


 

Robert Neill

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

Mr Brian Binley

 

Mr Mark Field

 

Mr Lee Scott

 

Negatived on division  16

 

Page  22,  line  16  [Schedule  1],  at end insert—

 

‘11A      

A description of the arrangements by which persons paying the BRS shall—

 

(a)    

be kept informed of what monies have been raised in pursuance of the

 

BRS and how they have been expended, and

 

(b)    

be represented upon the governing body of any organisation set up for

 

the purposes of delivering the objectives of the BRS, or, if such

 

organisation is not to be set up, how such persons are to be involved in

 

the oversight of the delivery of such objectives.’.

 

Robert Neill

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

Mr Brian Binley

 

Mr Mark Field

 

Mr Lee Scott

 

Not called  19

 

Page  22,  line  36  [Schedule  1],  leave out from ‘BRS’ to end of line 37.

 

Robert Neill

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

Mr Brian Binley

 

Mr Mark Field

 

Mr Lee Scott

 

Not called  20

 

Page  22,  line  40  [Schedule  1],  leave out from ‘was,’ to ‘what’ in line 41.

 



 
 

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Business Rate Supplements Bill, continued

 
 

Robert Neill

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

Mr Brian Binley

 

Mr Mark Field

 

Mr Lee Scott

 

Not called  14

 

Page  23,  line  26  [Schedule  2],  leave out subparagraph (3).

 


 

Mr Nick Raynsford

 

Not called  4

 

Title,  line  3,  after ‘development;’, insert ‘to make provision about business improvement

 

districts in consequence of the imposition of a business rate supplement;’.

 

Bill read the third time, and passed.

 


 
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