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SUPPLEMENT TO THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 
 

Wednesday 13 May 2009

 

Committee of the whole House

 

Proceedings

 

Finance Bill


 

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


 

[Second DAY]


 

Mr Mark Hoban

 

Mr David Gauke

 

Mr Greg Hands

 

Negatived on division  4

 

Clause  92,  page  45,  line  18,  after ‘after’, insert ‘the first anniversary of’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Frank Field

 

David Taylor

 

Not selected  16

 

Clause  14,  page  7,  line  23,  leave out from end of line to end of line 20 on page 9 and

 

insert—

 

‘(1A)    

For paragraphs 1A and 1B substitute—

 

“(1AA)    

The annual rate of vehicle excise duty applicable to a vehicle to which

 

this Part of this Schedule applies shall be determined in accordance with

 

Table AA.

 

TABLE AA

 

Engine capacity

Rate

 
 

Exceeding

Not exceeding

  
 

-

1,000 cc

nil

 
 

1,000 cc

1,500 cc

nil

 
 

1,500 cc

2000 cc

£40

 
 

2,000 cc

2,500 cc

£80

 
 

2,500 cc

3,000 cc

£120

 
 

3,000 cc

-

£160”’.

 

 
 

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Finance Bill, continued

 
 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Stewart Hosie

 

Negatived on division  13

 

Clause  16,  page  10,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

In section 6 (excise duty on hydrocarbon oil) after subsection (1A) (as amended

 

by subsection (2) above), insert—

 

“(1AA)    

In every Budget Statement and pre-Budget Statement the Chancellor of

 

the Exchequer must provide a forecast for oil prices and set out

 

anticipated yield from fuel duty and VAT on fuel for that price and for a

 

range of prices up to 50 per cent. above his forecast.

 

(1AB)    

The Treasury must, following each such statement, by regulations made

 

by statutory instrument reduce the rates of duty specified in subsection

 

(1A) in direct proportion to the increase in the costs accounted for by

 

VAT.

 

(1AC)    

Whenever international oil prices rise above the level estimated by the

 

forecast made in accordance with subsection (1AA), indexed fuel duty

 

increases shall not take effect until the international oil prices return to

 

the forecast level or the forecast price is amended by the next Budget or

 

pre-Budget Statement.”’.

 

Mr Alan Reid

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Heath

 

Sir Robert Smith

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

John Thurso

 

Negatived on division  5

 

Clause  16,  page  10,  line  39,  at end insert—

 

‘(8A)    

After section 14F insert the following—

 

“14G  

Remote rural fuel discount scheme

 

(1)    

The Treasury shall by regulations provide for the introduction, by no later

 

than 1 April 2010, of a remote rural fuel discount scheme.

 

(2)    

The purpose of the scheme is to provide a rebate on road fuel duty at

 

qualifying retail outlets in qualifying areas to reduce the premium paid

 

for fuel in such areas over the national average.

 

(3)    

Qualifying retail outlets under subsection (2) are outlets located in

 

qualifying areas meeting any criteria as defined under subsection (4).


 
 

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Finance Bill, continued

 
 

(4)    

Qualifying areas are remote rural areas as may be defined by regulations

 

under subsection (1).

 

(5)    

Regulations under subsection (1) may—

 

(a)    

specify the amount of the fuel duty rebate;

 

(b)    

define ‘remote rural areas’;

 

(c)    

define qualifying retail outlets, including any restriction;

 

(d)    

specify how the rebate is to be applied, including—

 

(i)    

authorising HMRC to define procedures and conduct

 

audits, and

 

(ii)    

how any administrative costs are to be defrayed;

 

(e)    

provide for it to be an offence for a person fraudulently to supply

 

or sell rebated fuel other than as proscribed by these regulations;

 

(f)    

provide for a system of registration of eligible retail outlets; and

 

(g)    

provide for the scheme to be administered in Scotland by the

 

Scottish Executive, in Wales by the Welsh Ministers and in

 

Northern Ireland by the Northern Ireland Executive.”.’.

 

Mr Mark Hoban

 

Mr David Gauke

 

Mr Greg Hands

 

Negatived on division  11

 

Clause  16,  page  10,  line  40,  at end add ‘, provided that before this date, the

 

Chancellor has published a report examining the costs and benefits of the introduction of

 

an automatic fuel duty stabiliser whereby the rates set out in HODA 1979 vary inversely

 

in comparison to oil prices.’.

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Stewart Hosie

 

Negatived on division  14

 

Clause  20,  page  12,  line  15,  leave out subsection (2).

 

Mr Jeremy Browne

 

Dr Vincent Cable

 

Mr Colin Breed

 

Dr John Pugh

 

Not called  9

 

Clause  20,  page  12,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

The Treasury must, before the publication of the 2009 Pre-Budget Report,

 

prepare and lay before the House of Commons a report on the impact of the

 

increase in bingo duty under subsection (2) on the competitiveness of licensed

 

bingo clubs.

 

(3B)    

A Minister of the Crown must, not later than one month after the report has been

 

laid before the House of Commons, make a motion in that House in relation to the

 

report.’.


 
 

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Finance Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Mark Hoban

 

Mr David Gauke

 

Mr Greg Hands

 

Negatived on division  15

 

Clause  20,  page  12,  line  19,  leave out from ‘effect’ to end of line 20 and insert ‘as

 

the Treasury may by order provide.

 

(4A)    

An order under subsection (4)—

 

(a)    

shall be made by statutory instrument,

 

(b)    

may not be made unless a draft has been laid before and approved by

 

resolution of the House of Commons, and

 

(c)    

may not be made until proceedings in the High Court in relation to The

 

Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs vs The Rank

 

Group plc (CH 2008/APP/0448) have concluded.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Bill (specified Clauses) reported, without Amendment.

 


 
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