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Tuesday 20 January 2009


Public Bill Committee Proceedings


Business Rate Supplements Bill


[First and Second Sittings]


Mr Sadiq Khan


Agreed to





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


20 January meet—



at 4.00 pm on Tuesday 20 January;



at 9.00 am on Thursday 22 January;



at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 27 January;



at 9.00 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 29 January;



at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 3 February;



the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following








Tuesday 20 January

Until no later than

British Retail


12 noon



Tuesday 20 January

Until no later than

British Chambers of


1.00 pm



Tuesday 20 January

Until no later than

Confederation of British


4.45 pm



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



Thursday 22 January

Until no later than

Department for


10.25 am

Communities and Local





Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 20 January 2009        



Business Rate Supplements Bill, continued



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





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


conclusion at 7.00 pm on Tuesday 3 February.



Mr Sadiq Khan


That, subject to the discretion of the Chairman, any written evidence received by the


Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.


Agreed to



John Healey


That, at this and any subsequent meeting at which oral evidence is to be heard, the


Committee shall sit in private until the witnesses are admitted.


Agreed to




The following witnesses gave oral evidence:



Jane Milne, Director of Business Environment, and


Tom Ironside, Policy Executive—Local Government and Taxation, British Retail Consortium;



David Frost, Director-General, British Chambers of Commerce;



Karen Dee, Head of Infrastructure, and


Julian Lyon, Manager, European Real Estates, General Motors Corporation, and Chair of the CBI


Property Group, Confederation of British Industry;



Dr Julie Grail, Chief Executive, British Business Improvement Districts;



Blake Penfold, Chair, and


Jerry Schurder, Panel Member, Rating and Local Taxation Policy Panel, Royal Institution of


Chartered Surveyors;



Councillor Keith Ross, Leader of the LGA Independent Group, and


Councillor Stephen Knight, Deputy Leader of Richmond upon Thames Council, Local Government





[Adjourned till Thursday at 9.00 a.m.

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