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SUPPLEMENT TO THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 
 

Tuesday 12 May 2009

 

Committee of the whole House

 

Proceedings

 

Finance Bill


 

(Clauses 7, 8, 9, 11, 14, 16, 20 and 92)


 

[First DAY]


 

Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer

 

To move, That the Order in which proceedings in the Committee of the whole House

 

on the Finance Bill are taken shall be: Clauses 7, 8, 9, 11, 92, 14, 16 and 20.

 

Agreed to

 


 

Mr Mark Hoban

 

Mr David Gauke

 

Mr Greg Hands

 

Negatived on division  1

 

Clause  7,  page  3,  line  16,  leave out ‘28%’ and insert ‘25%’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Mark Hoban

 

Mr David Gauke

 

Mr Greg Hands

 

Negatived on division  2

 

Clause  8,  page  3,  line  22,  leave out ‘21%’ and insert ‘20%’.

 

Mr Jeremy Browne

 

Dr Vincent Cable

 

Mr Colin Breed

 

Dr John Pugh

 

Not called  6

 

Clause  8,  page  3,  line  23,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

The Treasury may by regulations provide for the introduction of a very small

 

companies relief from the small companies’ rate under subsection (1) for

 

businesses with a rateable value of less than £25,000.


 
 

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Finance Bill, continued

 
 

(1B)    

Regulations under subsection (1A) shall be made by statutory instrument and

 

shall be subject to amendment in pursuance of a resolution of the House of

 

Commons.’.

 

Mr Mark Hoban

 

Mr David Gauke

 

Mr Greg Hands

 

Not called  3

 

Clause  8,  page  3,  line  25,  leave out ‘7/400ths’ and insert ‘1/50th’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Jeremy Browne

 

Dr Vincent Cable

 

Mr Colin Breed

 

Dr John Pugh

 

Not selected  7

 

Clause  9,  page  3,  line  37,  leave out ‘1 January 2010’ and insert ‘the day on which

 

this Act is passed’.

 

Mr Jeremy Browne

 

Dr Vincent Cable

 

Mr Colin Breed

 

Dr John Pugh

 

Withdrawn  8

 

Clause  9,  page  4,  line  2,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

The Chancellor of the Exchequer must, not later than 1 April 2010, compile and

 

lay before the House of Commons a report containing an assessment of the impact

 

of the temporary VAT rate reduction on—

 

(a)    

UK economic growth,

 

(b)    

the competitiveness of small and medium-sized businesses, and

 

(c)    

the disposable income of low-income households,

 

    

for the period during which the rate reduction had effect.

 

(1B)    

A Minister of the Crown must, not later than 1 May 2010, make a motion in the

 

House of Commons in relation to the report.’.

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Mr Jeremy Browne

 

Dr Vincent Cable

 

Mr Colin Breed

 

Dr John Pugh

 

Negatived  10

 

Clause  11,  page  5,  line  35,  at end insert—

 

‘(6A)    

No further amendment may be made to section 5 of ALDA 1979 within three

 

years of the commencement of this section, unless the condition set out in

 

subsection (6B) has been satisfied.


 
 

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(6B)    

The condition referred to in subsection (6A) is that the Chancellor of the

 

Exchequer shall have compiled and laid before the House of Commons a report

 

containing an assessment of the impact of the increases in alcohol liquor duty

 

on—

 

(a)    

the competitiveness of licenses premises, and

 

(b)    

the level of employment in alcohol-related industry,

 

    

and the House of Commons shall, by resolution, have approved that report.’.

 

Stewart Hosie

 

Negatived on division  12

 

Clause  11,  page  5,  line  37,  at end insert—

 

‘(8)    

The Treasury will, prior to the 2009 Pre-budget statement—

 

(a)    

publish an assessment of the level of revenue yield anticipated from

 

alcohol liquor duty based on it being levied on the rates of duty in this

 

section, and

 

(b)    

publish an assessment of the level of alcohol liquor duty required to be

 

levied on each type of drink on an equitable basis based on the alcohol

 

content to generate the same level of revenue yield.’.

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 

Progress reported.

 


 
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