Session 2010-11
Other Public Bills before Parliament

House of Commons Amendments


House of Commons
Notices of Amendments
given up to and including
Thursday 10 March 2011

Public Bill Committee

Scotland Bill

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the House [27 January].

  • Stewart Hosie
  • Angus Robertson
  • Pete Wishart
  • Dr Eilidh Whiteford
  • Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil
  • Mr Mike Weir

37

Clause 24, page 16, line 17, at end insert—

‘(f) Chapter 8 provides for an Order in Council to specify, as an additional devolved tax, a duty charged on fuel’.

  • Stewart Hosie
  • Angus Robertson
  • Pete Wishart
  • Mr Angus Brendan MacNeill
  • Dr Eilidh Whiteford
  • Mr Mike Weir

58

Clause 24, page 16, line 17, at end insert—

‘(c) Chapter 5 provides for an Order in Council to specify, as an additional devolved tax, a tax charged on quarrying or mining,’.

  • Stewart Hosie
  • Angus Robertson
  • Pete Wishart
  • Mr Angus Brendan MacNeill
  • Dr Eilidh Whiteford
  • Mr Mike Weir

59

Clause 24, page 16, line 17, at end insert—

‘(d) Chapter 6 provides for an Order in Council to specify, as an additional devolved tax, a tax relating to air travel,’.

  • Stewart Hosie
  • Angus Robertson
  • Pete Wishart
  • Mr Angus Brendan MacNeill
  • Dr Eilidh Whiteford
  • Mr Mike Weir

60

Clause 24, page 16, line 17, at end insert—

‘(e) Chapter 7 provides for an Order in Council to specify, as an additional devolved tax, a tax charged on the profits of companies,’.

  • Edward Miliband
  • Ann McKechin
  • Tom Greatrex

67

Clause 24, page 16, line 23, at end insert ‘entered into by the United Kingdom’.

  • Edward Miliband
  • Ann McKechin
  • Tom Greatrex

68

Clause 26, page 18, line 11, after ‘may’, insert ‘after consultation with such persons as Scottish Ministers consider appropriate’.

  • Edward Miliband
  • Ann McKechin
  • Tom Greatrex

69

Clause 26, page 20, line 5, after ‘may’, insert ‘after consultation with (a) Scottish Ministers, (b) the Scottish Parliament and (c) such persons as it considers appropriate’.

  • Edward Miliband
  • Ann McKechin
  • Tom Greatrex

70

Clause 26, page 20, line 21, leave out subsection (4).

  • Mr Secretary Moore

61

Clause 26, page 20, line 31, after ‘Treasury’, insert ‘by order’.

  • Mr Stewart Hosie
  • Mr Angus Robertson
  • Pete Wishart
  • Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil
  • Dr Eilidh Whiteford
  • Mr Mike Weir

42

Clause 26, page 20, line 31, after ‘Treasury’, insert ‘, with the consent of the Scottish Parliament,’.

  • Mr Secretary Moore

62

Clause 26, page 20, line 35, after ‘Treasury’, insert ‘by order’.

  • Mr Stewart Hosie
  • Mr Angus Robertson
  • Pete Wishart
  • Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil
  • Dr Eilidh Whiteford
  • Mr Mike Weir

43

Clause 26, page 20, line 35, after ‘Treasury’, insert ‘, with the consent of the Scottish Parliament,’.

  • Mr Stewart Hosie
  • Mr Angus Robertson
  • Pete Wishart
  • Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil
  • Dr Eilidh Whiteford
  • Mr Mike Weir

44

Clause 26, page 20, line 38, at end insert—

‘(6A) For the purposes of subsections (4) and (5)—

(a) reference to the consent of the Scottish Parliament means consent by resolution, and

(b) standing orders must provide that only a member of the Scottish Government may move a motion for such a resolution.’.

  • Mr Stewart Hosie
  • Mr Angus Robertson
  • Pete Wishart
  • Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil
  • Dr Eilidh Whiteford
  • Mr Mike Weir

45

Clause 27, page 21, line 43, after ‘Treasury’, insert ‘, with the consent of the Scottish Parliament,’.

  • Mr Stewart Hosie
  • Mr Angus Robertson
  • Pete Wishart
  • Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil
  • Dr Eilidh Whiteford
  • Mr Mike Weir

46

Clause 27, page 21, line 43, at end add—

‘(8) For the purposes of subsection (7)—

(a) reference to the consent of the Scottish Parliament means consent by resolution, and

(b) standing orders must provide that only a member of the Scottish Government may move a motion for such a resolution.’.

  • Edward Miliband
  • Ann McKechin
  • Tom Greatrex

71

Clause 28, page 22, line 20, after ‘persons’, insert ‘acting in their official capacity’.

  • Mr Secretary Moore

63

Clause 29, page 23, line 12, after ‘Treasury’, insert ‘by order’.

  • Mr Stewart Hosie
  • Mr Angus Robertson
  • Pete Wishart
  • Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil
  • Dr Eilidh Whiteford
  • Mr Mike Weir

47

Clause 29, page 23, line 12, after ‘Treasury’, insert ‘, with the consent of the Scottish Parliament,’.

  • Mr Stewart Hosie
  • Mr Angus Robertson
  • Pete Wishart
  • Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil
  • Dr Eilidh Whiteford
  • Mr Mike Weir

48

Clause 29, page 23, line 28, at end add—

‘(7) For the purposes of subsection (4)—

(a) reference to the consent of the Scottish Parliament means consent by resolution, and

(b) standing orders must provide that only a member of the Scottish Government may move a motion for such a resolution.’.

  • Mr Secretary Moore

33

Schedule 4, page 33, line 33, after ‘buyers)’ insert—

‘(00) in subsection (2)(b) after “under the law of” insert “Scotland or”;

(0) ’.

  • Mr Secretary Moore

34

Schedule 4, page 35, line 36, at end insert—

‘In paragraph 10 (tenants’ obligations etc that do not count as chargeable consideration), in sub-paragraph (1)(a) omit “(in Scotland, the leased premises)”.’.

  • Mr Secretary Moore

35

Schedule 4, page 36, line 9, at end insert—

‘Finance (No. 2) Act 2005

In section 47 of the Finance (No. 2) Act 2005 (e-conveyancing) omit—

(a) subsection (1);

(b) subsection (6)(b).’.

  • Mr Secretary Moore

36

Schedule 4, page 36, line 12, at end insert—

‘Finance Act 2009

(1) Schedule 61 to the Finance Act 2009 (alternative finance investment bonds) is amended as follows.

(2) Paragraph 1 (interpretation) is amended as follows.

(3) In sub-paragraph (1)—

(a) before the definition of “HMRC” insert—““effective date”, for a transaction relating to land in Scotland, is the date which would be the effective date (under section 119 of FA 2003) if Part 4 of FA 2003 applied to land in Scotland;”;

(b) omit the definition of “qualifying interest”.

(4) After sub-paragraph (1) insert—

“(1A) In this Schedule “qualifying interest”—

(a) in relation to land in England and Wales or Northern Ireland, means a major interest in land (within the meaning given by section 117 of FA 2003) except that it does not include a lease for a term of years of 21 years or less;

(b) in relation to land in Scotland, means—the interest of an owner of land, orthe tenant’s right over or interest in a property subject to a lease,

except that it does not include a lease for a period of 21 years or less.”

(5) Paragraph 5 (conditions for operation of relief) is amended as follows.

(6) In sub-paragraph (6) (Condition D)—

(a) after “Condition D” insert “(which applies in the case of land in England and Wales or Northern Ireland)”;

(b) omit paragraph (b).

(7) In sub-paragraph (7) (charge or security for purposes of Condition D)—

(a) omit “or security”;

(b) in paragraph (a) omit “, or a security ranking first granted over,”.

(8) In paragraph 6(1)(a) (relief from stamp duty land tax) for “the United Kingdom” substitute “England and Wales or Northern Ireland”.

(9) In paragraph 7 (withdrawal of relief in certain circumstances)—

(a) in sub-paragraph (1) after “This paragraph applies if” insert “paragraph 6 applies but”;

(b) in sub-paragraph (2) after “This paragraph also applies if” insert “paragraph 6 applies but”.

(10) In paragraph 9 (discharge of charge when conditions for relief met) omit “or security”.

(11) In paragraph 11(2) (disapplication of CGT relief if charge not given) for “the United Kingdom” substitute “England and Wales or Northern Ireland”.

(12) In paragraph 12(1)(b) (CGT relief on second transaction) for “the United Kingdom” substitute “England and Wales or Northern Ireland”.

(13) In paragraph 18(5) and (6) (discharge of charge if original land replaced)—

(a) for “the United Kingdom” substitute “England and Wales or Northern Ireland”;

(b) omit “or security”.

(14) In paragraph 19(1) (HMRC to notify Registrar of discharge)—

(a) omit “or security”;

(b) omit paragraph (b).

Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000 (asp 1)

In section 9(1) of the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000 (Keeper of the Registers of Scotland: financial arrangements) omit “(other than payments of stamp duty land tax)”.’.

  • Mr Secretary Moore

64

Clause 31, page 24, line 8, after ‘Treasury’, insert ‘by order’.

  • Mr Stewart Hosie
  • Mr Angus Robertson
  • Pete Wishart
  • Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil
  • Dr Eilidh Whiteford
  • Mr Mike Weir

49

Clause 31, page 24, line 8, after ‘Treasury’, insert ‘, with the consent of the Scottish Parliament,’.

  • Mr Stewart Hosie
  • Mr Angus Robertson
  • Pete Wishart
  • Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil
  • Dr Eilidh Whiteford
  • Mr Mike Weir

50

Clause 31, page 24, line 8, at end add—

‘(5) For the purposes of subsection (4)—

(a) reference to the consent of the Scottish Parliament means consent by resolution, and

(b) standing orders must provide that only a member of the Scottish Government may move a motion for such a resolution.’.

  • Mr Stewart Hosie
  • Mr Angus Robertson
  • Pete Wishart
  • Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil
  • Dr Eilidh Whiteford
  • Mr Mike Weir

51

Clause 32, page 24, line 20, leave out from ‘which’ to end of line 22 and insert ‘are required by them to meet current expenditure because of a shortfall in receipts from the Scottish rate of income tax or devolved taxes.’.

  • Mr Stewart Hosie
  • Mr Angus Robertson
  • Pete Wishart
  • Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil
  • Dr Eilidh Whiteford
  • Mr Mike Weir

52

Clause 32, page 24, line 22, at end insert—

‘(1ZA) In borrowing sums under subsection (1), the Scottish Ministers must have regard to any code of practice agreed by them and the Treasury.

(1ZB) A code of practice agreed under subsection (1ZA) may include provision as to—

(a) how the Scottish Ministers are to determine and keep under review how much they can afford to borrow,

(b) the terms and conditions on which sums may be borrowed,

(c) limits on the aggregate at any time outstanding in respect of the principal of sums borrowed.’.

  • Mr Stewart Hosie
  • Mr Angus Robertson
  • Pete Wishart
  • Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil
  • Dr Eilidh Whiteford
  • Mr Mike Weir

54

Clause 32, page 24, line 23, leave out from ‘may’ to ‘any’ in line 24 and insert ‘borrow’.

  • Mr Stewart Hosie
  • Mr Angus Robertson
  • Pete Wishart
  • Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil
  • Dr Eilidh Whiteford
  • Mr Mike Weir

55

Clause 32, page 24, line 28, at end insert—

‘(1C) In borrowing any sums under subsection (1A), the Scottish Ministers must have regard to any code of practice agreed by them and the Treasury.

(1D) A code of practive agreed under subsection (1C) may include provision as to—

(a) how the Scottish Ministers are to determine and keep under review how much they can afford to borrow,

(b) the terms and conditions on which sums may be borrowed,

(c) limits on the aggregate at any time outstanding in respect of the principal of sums borrowed.’.

  • Mr Stewart Hosie
  • Mr Angus Robertson
  • Pete Wishart
  • Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil
  • Dr Eilidh Whiteford
  • Mr Mike Weir

53

Clause 32, page 24, line 31, leave out subsections (6) to (8) and insert—

‘(5A) Subsections (2) and (3) are omitted.’.

  • Mr Stewart Hosie
  • Mr Angus Robertson
  • Pete Wishart
  • Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil
  • Dr Eilidh Whiteford
  • Mr Mike Weir

56

Clause 32, page 24, leave out line 38 to line 5 on page 25.

  • Mr Stewart Hosie
  • Mr Angus Robertson
  • Pete Wishart
  • Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil
  • Dr Eilidh Whiteford
  • Mr Mike Weir

57

Clause 32, page 25, leave out subsection (10).

  • Mr Secretary Moore

31

Clause 33, page 25, line 31, leave out ‘the amount specified as’.

  • Mr Secretary Moore

32

Clause 33, page 26, line 2, leave out from second ‘exceeding’ to end of line 3 and insert—in the case of a summary offence, level 5 on the standard scale,in the case of an offence triable either way, the statutory maximum,’.

  • Mr Secretary Moore

65

Clause 38, page 28, line 5, leave out ‘made by statutory instrument’.

  • Mr Secretary Moore

66

Clause 38, page 28, line 9, leave out ‘made by statutory instrument’.

New Clauses

Orders

  • Mr Secretary Moore

NC18

‘Any power to make an order conferred by this Act is exercisable by statutory instrument.’.

Abolition of regional members of Scottish Parliament

  • John Robertson
  • Mr Michael McCann
  • Mr Brian H. Donohoe
  • Mr Jim Cunningham
  • Jim McGovern
  • Michael Connarty

NC1

(1) The Scotland Act 1998 is amended as follows.

(2) In section 1—

(a) in subsection (2) “Two members” is substituted for “One member”; and at the end there is inserted “save for those identified in paragraph 1(a) to (c) of Schedule 1, each of which shall return one member,”;

(b) subsection (3) is omitted.

(3) In section 5, subsections (1) and (3) to (9) are omitted.

(4) Sections 6, 7, 8 and 10 are omitted.

(5) In section 11, subsection (2) is substituted by—

“(2) A person is not entitled to vote as an elector in more than one constituency at a general election, and may cast no more than two votes at a poll for the return of constituency members.”.

(6) In section 12—

(a) in subsection (2), paragraphs (e) and (f) are omitted;

(b) subsection (3) is omitted;

(c) after subsection (4) the following subsection is inserted—

“(4A) The provision to be made under subsection (1) must include provision for—

(a) each elector to cast one or two votes of equal value, with no more than one vote to be given to any one candidate, in constituencies returning two members;

(b) the two candidates with the most valid votes to be elected in such constituencies.”.

(7) In Schedule 1—

(a) for paragraph 1 there is substituted—

“(1) The constituencies are—

(a) the Orkney Islands,

(b) the Shetland Islands

(c) the Western Isles [Na h-Eileanan An Iar], and

(d) the parliamentary constituencies in Scotland at the time of an ordinary or extraordinary general election for the Scottish Parliament, except the constituencies of Orkney and Shetland and Na h-Eileanan An Iar”;

(b) paragraphs 3 to 14 are omitted.’.

Regional members of the Scottish Parliament

  • John Robertson
  • Mr Michael McCann
  • Mr Brian H. Donohoe
  • Jim McGovern
  • Mr Jim Cunningham
  • Michael Connarty

NC2

(1) The Scotland Act 1998 is amended as follows.

(2) In section 81, after subsection (2), there is inserted—

“(2A) No provision shall be made under subsection (2) for any allowances for representative work in any constituency or region by a regional member in a registered political party or a group of such regional members; and no allowances may be made for offices or staff or related expenses incurred by such members other than in connection with or at the Parliament’s place of meeting or in connection with a committee meeting.

(2B) Any allowances paid to regional members in a registered political party shall be founded on the assumption that they are representatives of that party from the relevant region and not from any single constituency.”.

(3) In Schedule 3, after paragraph 2 , there is inserted—

2A The standing orders shall include provision for withdrawing from a regional member in a registered political party any or all of his rights and privileges as a member, including any allowances, if he is found to have purported to act, or has held himself out, as a constituency member for any single constituency or for a group of constituencies other than the region from which he was elected.”’.

Maritime policy

  • Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil

NC3

(1) The Scotland Act 1998 is amended as follows.

(2) In Schedule 5, section E3, leave out—

“(a) the Coastguard Act 1925”.

(3) After section 90 insert section 90A as follows—

“Maritime and Coastguard Agency (Scotland)

90A

(1) The Maritime and Coastguard Agency is to be treated as a Cross-Border Public Authority for the purposes of sections 88 to 90.

(2) The funding, operation and planning authority of Maritime and Coastguard Agency facilities in Scotland shall reside with the Scottish Government and the appropriate Scottish Minister.

(3) These parts of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency which are the responsibility of Scottish Government shall be known as the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (Scotland).

(4) The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (Scotland) will be responsible for maintaining and upholding domestic and international laws and obligations in the Scottish Waters.

(5) For the purposes of this section, the Scottish Waters are as defined by the Scottish Adjacent Waters Boundary Order 1999.”.’.

Economic incentives for the Scottish maritime industry

  • Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil

NC4

(1) The Scotland Act 1998 is amended as follows.

(2) In Schedule 5, section E3, the words “Financial assistance for shipping services which start or finish or both outside Scotland” are replaced with “Financial assistance for shipping services which both start and finish outside Scotland.”.’.

Administration of elections

  • Stewart Hosie
  • Angus Robertson
  • Pete Wishart
  • Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil
  • Dr Eilidh Whiteford
  • Mr Mike Weir

NC5

(1) In Part 1 of Schedule 4 to the Act (enactments protected from modification by the Parliament), in paragraph 4(2) after “1(4)”, there is inserted “12”.

(2) In Part 2 of Schedule 5 to the Act (reserved matters: specific reservations), in Section B3 (elections) the words “the European Parliament and the Parliament” are omitted and the words “and the European Parliament” are inserted.’.

Speed limits

  • Stewart Hosie
  • Angus Robertson
  • Pete Wishart
  • Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil
  • Dr Eilidh Whiteford
  • Mr Mike Weir

NC6

‘In Part 2 of Schedule 5 to the Act, in section E1(c),

(a) the words “section 17 (traffic regulation on special roads)” are omitted, and

(b) the words “Part V (traffic signs) and Part VI (speed limits)” are omitted and the words “and Part V (traffic signs), except traffic signs for speed limits,” are inserted.’.

Timing of the Scottish Parliamentary general election

  • Edward Miliband
  • Ann McKechin
  • Tom Greatrex

NC7

(1) Section 2 of the 1998 Act is amended as follows.

(2) At the end of subsection (2) there is inserted “or unless the poll is advanced or delayed as a result of the operation of subsection (6A) below”.

(3) At the end there is added the following new subsection—

“(6A) If the poll to be held under subsection (2) or subsection (5) above is in the same calendar year as an early parliamentary general election under section 2 of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011, the Parliament may by resolution appoint an alternative day for the poll for the next Scottish Parliamentary general election no more than 12 months earlier nor more than 12 months later than the day appointed under subsection (2) or subsection (5) above and at least 6 months before or after the parliamentary general election, and the day so appointed shall be treated as if it had been proposed by the Presiding Officer under subsection (5) above.”’.

Duty on fuel

  • Stewart Hosie
  • Angus Robertson
  • Pete Wishart
  • Dr Eilidh Whiteford
  • Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil
  • Mr Mike Weir

NC8

‘In Part 4A (as inserted by section 24), after Chapter 4 insert—“Chapter 8 Duty on Fuel

80O Duty on fuel

The Secretary of State shall, within one month of the coming into force of section 80B of this Act, lay in accordance with Type A procedure as set out in Schedule 7 to this Act a draft Order in Council which specifies as an additional devolved tax a duty on fuel.”.’.

Rail passenger services

  • Thomas Docherty
  • Katy Clark

NC9

‘In Part 2 of Schedule 5 to the Act, in section E2, after “Exceptions” there is inserted—

“The provision of rail passenger services which start and finish in Scotland, including the power to decide who will run such services, the provisions of the Railways Act 1993 notwithstanding.”.’.

Crown Estate

  • Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil
  • Pete Wishart
  • Stewart Hosie
  • Angus Robertson
  • Mr Mike Weir
  • Dr Eilidh Whiteford

NC10

(1) In Part 1 of Schedule 5 to the 1998 Act, paragraphs 2(3) and 3(3)(a) are omitted.

(2) The Crown Estate is to be treated as a cross-border public authority for the purposes of sections 88 to 90 of the 1998 Act.

(3) In section 1(4) of the Crown Estate Act 1961, for “Secretary of State” wherever it appears, substitute “Scottish Ministers”.’.

Time

  • Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil

NC11

‘In Schedule 5, section L, subsection L5 of the 1998 Act the words “, time zones and the subject matter of the Summer Time Act 1972.” are deleted.’.

Scottish maritime boundaries

  • Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil

NC12

(1) In section 126(2) of the 1998 Act, after “Council”, insert “and with the Consent of the Scottish Parliament”.

(2) At the end of section 126(2) insert “A boundary order shall be issued in 2012.”.’.

Report to Parliament

  • David Mowat
  • Graham Evans
  • Stephen Mosley
  • Mark Reckless
  • Bob Stewart
  • Paul Uppal
  • Robert Halfon

NC13

(1) The Chancellor of the Exchequer shall, as part of the next Spending Review, lay before the House a new formula for allocating funds to the devolved institutions of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland via the block grant. The new formula shall allocate to each devolved institution an annual sum that is relative to both the level of need and the relative population of each country.

(2) The Chief Secretary to the Treasury shall, as part of every Spending Review thereafter, produce an assessment of how well the formula for allocation reflects relative need and population and shall report to the House his findings and any adjustments to the weightings he considers necessary to ensure that the formula continues to reflect both relative need and population.’.

Fiscal and economic responsibility

  • Mr Stewart Hosie
  • Mr Angus Robertson
  • Pete Wishart
  • Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil
  • Dr Eilidh Whiteford
  • Mr Mike Weir

NC14

‘In Part 2 of Schedule 5 to the Scotland Act 1998, in Section A1, the words “fiscal economic” and “taxes and excise duties” are omitted.’.

Scottish tax on quarrying or mining

  • Stewart Hosie
  • Angus Robertson
  • Pete Wishart
  • Mr Angus Brendan MacNeill
  • Dr Eilidh Whiteford
  • Mr Mike Weir

NC15

‘In Part 4A of the 1998 Act (as inserted by section 24), after Chapter 4 (inserted by section 30) insert—Tax on quarrying or mining

80L Tax on quarrying or mining

The Secretary of State shall, within one month of the coming into force of section 80B of this Act, lay in accordance with Type A procedure as set out in Schedule 7 to this Act, a draft Order in Council which specifies as an additional devolved tax a tax charged on quarrying or mining.”.’.

Scottish tax on air travel

  • Stewart Hosie
  • Angus Robertson
  • Pete Wishart
  • Mr Angus Brendan MacNeill
  • Dr Eilidh Whiteford
  • Mr Mike Weir

NC16

‘In Part 4A of the 1998 Act (as inserted by section 24), after Chapter 4 (inserted by section 30) insert—Tax on air travel

80M Tax on air travel

The Secretary of State shall, within one month of the coming into force of section 80B of this Act, lay in accordance with Type A procedure as set out in Schedule 7 to this Act, a draft Order in Council which specifies as an additional devolved tax a tax charged on air travel.”.’.

Scottish corporation tax

  • Stewart Hosie
  • Angus Robertson
  • Pete Wishart
  • Mr Angus Brendan MacNeill
  • Dr Eilidh Whiteford
  • Mr Mike Weir

NC17

‘In Part 4A of the 1998 Act (as inserted by section 24), after Chapter 4 (inserted by section 30) insert—Tax on profits of companies

80N Tax on profits of companies

The Secretary of State shall, within one month of the coming into force of section 80B of this Act, lay in accordance with Type A procedure as set out in Schedule 7 to this Act, a draft Order in Council which specifies as an additional devolved tax a tax charged on the profits of companies.”.’.

Regulation of food labelling and content

  • Edward Miliband
  • Ann McKechin
  • Tom Greatrex

NC19

‘In Part 2 of Schedule 5 to the Scotland Act 1998 (reserved matters: specific reservations), at the end of section C8 to add the words “but this exception does not permit the Scottish Parliament to legislate on food content or labelling of foodstuffs that are placed for sale within Scotland”.’.

Charities

  • Edward Miliband
  • Ann McKechin
  • Tom Greatrex

NC20

(1) The Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 (asp 10) is amended as follows.

(2) In Chapter 2 (Scottish Charity Register) after section 14 the following section is added—

14A Notwithstanding sections 13 and 14 above, a body which is not entered in the Register may refer to itself as a “charity”, a “charitable body” or a “registered charity” if it appears on the register maintained and regulated by the Charities Commission in England and Wales or any other body that supersedes the Charities Commission’s registration and regulatory functions, and will be exempt from the registry and regulatory requirements of the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator”.’.

Order of the House [27 JANUARY 2011]

That the following provisions shall apply to the Scotland Bill:

Committal

The Bill shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Proceedings in Committee

Proceedings in Committee of the whole House shall be completed in three days.

The proceedings shall be taken on the days shown in the first column of the following Table and in the order so shown.

The proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the times specified in the second column of the Table.

TABLE
Proceedings Time for conclusion of proceedings
First day
Clauses 1 to 9, Schedule 1, Clauses 10 to 12, Schedule 2, Clauses 13 to 23. The moment of interruption on the first day.
Second and third days
Clauses 24 to 26, Schedule 3, Clauses 27 to 29, Schedule 4, Clauses 30 and 31, Schedule 5, Clauses 32 to 39, new Clauses, new Schedules, remaining proceedings on the Bill. The moment of interruption on the third day.

Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings on the Bill in Committee of the whole House.

Consideration and Third Reading

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.

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced, or one hour after they are commenced, whichever is the earlier.

Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading.

Other proceedings

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.