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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 2 December 2010

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

National Insurance Contributions Bill


 

[First Sitting]


 

David Gauke

 

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:

 

 

TABLE

 

Date

Time

Witness

 
 

Thursday 2 December

Until no later

British Chamber of Commerce;

 
  

than 2.30 pm

Federation of Small Businesses; London

 
   

Councils

 
 

Thursday 2 December

Until no later

Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce;

 
  

than 3.30 pm

Southampton Chamber of Commerce;

 
   

Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce;

 
   

London First; East London Small

 
   

Business Centre; Wenta

 
 

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.

 

As amendments to David Gauke’s proposed Motion:

 

Robert Goodwill

 

Agreed to  (a)

 

In the Table, in the third column, leave out ‘; London Councils’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 2 December 2010        

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National Insurance Contributions Bill, continued

 
 

Robert Goodwill

 

Agreed to  (b)

 

In the Table, in the third column, leave out ‘Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce;

 

Southampton Chamber of Commerce; Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce;

 

London First; East London Small Business Centre’.

 

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

 


 

David Gauke

 

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

 

David Gauke

 

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:

 

Priyen Patel, Policy Advisor, Federation of Small Businesses, Steven Hughes, Economic Advisor,

 

British Chambers of Commerce;

 

Chris Pichon, Chief Executive, Wenta;

 

David Gauke MP, Exchequer Secretary, HM Treasury, David Owen, Head of National Insurance

 

Policy, HM Treasury, Sam Mitha, Assistant Director, HM Revenue and Customs.

 

 

[Adjourned until Tuesday 7 December at 10.30 am


 
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