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Committee of the whole House: 7 March 2011              

1556

 

Scotland Bill, continued

 
 

‘(14C)    

Section 89 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (tests of competence to drive) is amended

 

as follows.

 

(14D)    

After subsection (3) insert—

 

“(3B)    

The Secretary of State shall ensure that tests under this section reflect the

 

content of regulations relating to speed limits made by Scottish Ministers

 

under sections 17(2), 64 and 88 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act

 

1984.’.

 

Stewart Hosie

 

Angus Robertson

 

Pete Wishart

 

Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Mr Mike Weir

 

6

 

Page  13,  line  12,  leave out Clause 21.

 


 

Stewart Hosie

 

Angus Robertson

 

Pete Wishart

 

Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Mr Mike Weir

 

7

 

Page  15,  line  1,  leave out Clause 22.

 


 

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’.

 



 
 

Committee of the whole House: 7 March 2011              

1557

 

Scotland Bill, continued

 
 

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 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—


 
 

Committee of the whole House: 7 March 2011              

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Scotland Bill, continued

 
 

‘(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.’.

 


 

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—

 

‘( )    

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

 

( )    

’.

 

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—


 
 

Committee of the whole House: 7 March 2011              

1559

 

Scotland Bill, continued

 
 

‘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—

 

(i)    

the interest of an owner of land, or

 

(ii)    

the 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”.


 
 

Committee of the whole House: 7 March 2011              

1560

 

Scotland Bill, continued

 
 

    (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 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.’.

 



 
 

Committee of the whole House: 7 March 2011              

1561

 

Scotland Bill, continued

 
 

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.’.


 
 

Committee of the whole House: 7 March 2011              

1562

 

Scotland Bill, continued

 
 

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—

 

‘(i)    

in the case of a summary offence, level 5 on the standard scale,

 

(ii)    

in the case of an offence triable either way, the statutory

 

maximum,’.

 



 
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