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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 7 December 2010

 

Public Bill Committee

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

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National Insurance Contributions Bill


 

Chris Leslie

 

Mr David Hanson

 

8

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  2,  leave out ‘50’ and insert ‘90’.

 


 

Mr David Hanson

 

Chris Leslie

 

12

 

Clause  4,  page  2,  line  6,  at beginning insert—

 

‘( )    

The Treasury shall set out a sum of resources available to the scheme established

 

by this part of this Act for the period of the scheme within one month of Royal

 

Assent.’.

 

Mr David Hanson

 

Chris Leslie

 

1

 

Clause  4,  page  2,  line  9,  leave out paragraph (b).

 

Chris Leslie

 

Mr David Hanson

 

7

 

Clause  4,  page  2,  line  10,  leave out ‘not in any of the excluded regions’ and insert

 

‘within a local authority area which features on a list of local authority areas drawn up at

 

the discretion of the Secretary of State for the purposes of this section’.

 

Mr David Hanson

 

Chris Leslie

 

2

 

Clause  4,  page  2,  line  21,  leave out subsection (5).


 
 

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National Insurance Contributions Bill, continued

 
 

Mr David Hanson

 

Chris Leslie

 

5

 

Clause  4,  page  2,  line  21,  leave out ‘Greater London, the South East Region and the

 

Eastern Region’ and insert ‘the 350 constituencies with the lowest percentage rate of

 

unemployment as defined by the Department of Work and Pensions on the date of Royal

 

Assent’.

 

Mr David Hanson

 

Chris Leslie

 

6

 

Clause  4,  page  2,  line  21,  leave out ‘Greater London, the South East Region and the

 

Eastern Region’ and insert ‘the 350 constituencies with the lowest percentage rate of

 

public sector employment as defined by the Department of Work and Pensions on the date

 

of Royal Assent’.

 


 

Chris Leslie

 

Mr David Hanson

 

9

 

Clause  5,  page  3,  line  33,  at end add—

 

‘(d)    

a charity (within the meaning of section 1 of the Charities Act 2006)’.

 


 

Chris Leslie

 

Mr David Hanson

 

10

 

Clause  6,  page  3,  line  40,  at end add—

 

‘(c)    

a new business may choose to define as a single qualifying employee

 

several individuals working part-time where the work of those part-time

 

employees in aggregate comprises the equivalent of the work of a full-

 

time employee’.

 


 

Mr David Hanson

 

Chris Leslie

 

11

 

Clause  8,  page  5,  line  10,  at end add ‘; which will aim to process all such

 

applications within a three month period’.

 


 

Mr David Hanson

 

Chris Leslie

 

3

 

Clause  11,  page  6,  leave out lines 24 to 29.


 
 

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National Insurance Contributions Bill, continued

 
 

Mr David Hanson

 

Chris Leslie

 

4

 

Clause  11,  page  6,  leave out lines 35 to 41.

 


 

New Clauses

 

Annual Report by HM Treasury

 

Mr David Hanson

 

Chris Leslie

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘Her Majesty’s Treasury shall, following Royal Assent, determine and publish

 

the total budget of the scheme and provide an annual report to Parliament which

 

will set out—

 

(a)    

the total sum of business expenditure saved under the secondary

 

contributions holiday for each of the years of the scheme’s operation;

 

(b)    

by constituency—

 

(i)    

the number of businesses availing themselves of the secondary

 

contributions holiday;

 

(ii)    

the number of employees designated qualifying employees

 

under the scheme; and

 

(iii)    

the total expenditure saved by businesses under the scheme,

 

(c)    

an assessment of whether the scheme should be reapplied by employment

 

sector rather than geographical region.’.

 


 

Publication of employment impact model

 

Chris Leslie

 

Mr David Hanson

 

NC2

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘Her Majesty’s Treasury shall publish in the House of Commons Library the

 

complete model used by Her Majesty’s Treasury for the purposes of calculating

 

the employment impact of National Insurance and taxation measures.’.

 



 
 

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National Insurance Contributions Bill, continued

 
 

Uprating of threshold

 

Chris Leslie

 

Mr David Hanson

 

NC3

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘Her Majesty’s Treasury shall publish at the 2011 Budget a report outlining the

 

impact of changing the indexation and uprating of the National Insurance

 

thresholds in line with either the Consumer Prices Index or the Retail Prices

 

Index.’.

 


 

Publicity and promotion of the Secondary Contributions Holiday

 

Chris Leslie

 

Mr David Hanson

 

NC4

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘Her Majesty’s Treasury will ensure that all HMRC literature, websites,

 

publications and correspondence relevant for new businesses contains website

 

links to information relating to Part 2 of this Act for the duration of the scheme.’.

 


 

HMRC staffing

 

Chris Leslie

 

Mr David Hanson

 

NC5

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘HMRC will ensure that the staff dedicated to the administration of Part 2 of this

 

Act are additional employees and not taken from other tasks necessary for the

 

continuation of the other functions of HMRC.’.

 



 
 

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National Insurance Contributions Bill, continued

 
 

Consideration of extension of scheme to contain existing businesses

 

Mr David Hanson

 

Chris Leslie

 

NC6

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The Treasury shall, by a date no later than six months after Royal Assent, review

 

the operation of the regional holiday scheme under Part 2 of this Act to assess if

 

it should apply to existing businesses employing—

 

(a)    

less than 20 employees, or

 

(b)    

having a turnover of less than £500,000 per annum.’.

 

 

Order of the House [23 NOVEMBER 2010]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the National Insurance Contributions 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

 

concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 9 December 2010.

 

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 [7 December 2010]

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 1.00 pm on Thursday

 

2 December) meet—

 

(a)  

at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 7 December;

 

(b)  

at 9.00 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 9 December;

 

(2)  

the Committee shall hear evidence in accordance with the following table:

 


 
 

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TABLE

 

Date

Time

Witness

 
 

Thursday 2 December

Until no later

British Chamber of Commerce;

 
  

than 2.30 pm

Federation of Small Businesses;

 
 

Thursday 2 December

Until no later

Wenta

 
  

than 3.30 pm

  
 

Thursday 2 December

Until no later

Treasury; HM Revenue and Customs

 
  

than 4.00 pm

  
 

(3)  

the proceedings on the Bill shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at 4.00 pm on Thursday 9 December.

 


 
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