Session 2010 - 11
Internet Publications
Other Bills before Parliament


 
 

1

 

House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 1 March 2011

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Budget Responsibility and National Audit Bill [Lords]


 

[First and Second Sittings]


 

Justine Greening

 

Agreed to

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 10.30 am on Tuesday

 

1 March) meet—

 

(a)  

at 4.00 pm on Tuesday 1 March;

 

(b)  

at 9.00 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 3 March;

 

(c)  

at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 8 March;

 

(2)  

the proceedings shall be taken in the following order: Clauses 1 to 9;

 

Schedule 1; Clauses 10 to 20; Schedule 2; Clauses 21 and 22; Schedule 3;

 

Clauses 23 to 26; Schedules 4 and 5; Clause 27; Schedule 6; Clauses 28 to

 

31; new Clauses; new Schedules; remaining proceedings on the Bill.

 

(3)  

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

 

brought to a conclusion at 7.00 pm on Tuesday 8th March.

 


 

Justine Greening

 

That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the

 

Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.

 

Agreed to

 


 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

Withdrawn  2

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  16,  at end insert ‘within four weeks of this Act receiving

 

Royal Assent’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 1 March 2011            

2

 

Budget Responsibility and National Audit Bill [Lords] continued

 
 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

Not called  3

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

Once the Charter has been laid before Parliament, the Treasury must hold a public

 

consultation on the Charter for a period of not less than 12 weeks before it is due

 

to come into force.’.

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

Not called  4

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  4,  at end insert ‘and by the House of Commons Treasury

 

Select Committee.’.

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

Not called  5

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  6,  at end add ‘and by the House of Commons Treasury Select

 

Committee.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

Withdrawn  6

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

If the Treasury Select Committee determines that the Financial Statement and

 

Budget Report fail to conform with the provisions of the Charter, it may table a

 

motion in the House of Commons requiring the Chancellor of the Exchequer to

 

account for this failure.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

Withdrawn  7

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

‘(3)    

The relationship between the Treasury, Office for Budget Responsibility and the

 

Bank of England shall be formalised in a Memorandum of Understanding agreed

 

by the three organisations and laid before Parliament within three months of this

 

Act receiving Royal Assent.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 1 March 2011            

3

 

Budget Responsibility and National Audit Bill [Lords] continued

 
 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

Negatived on division  12

 

Clause  4,  page  2,  line  20,  at end insert ‘The Office shall also examine and report on

 

the impact of Treasury policy on the duties of the Secretary of State under section 2 of the

 

Child Poverty Act 2010.’.

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

Negatived  13

 

Clause  4,  page  2,  line  20,  at end insert ‘The Office shall also examine and report on

 

the impartiality of the local government finance settlement as it is applied across local

 

authorities in England.’.

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

Not called  8

 

Clause  4,  page  2,  line  20,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

Sustainability will be defined in its reports by the Office and will include, but not

 

be limited to, consideration of public sector net borrowing, national debt, gross

 

domestic product, economic growth, employment and risks to UK finances.’.

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

Not called  9

 

Clause  4,  page  2,  line  27,  leave out ‘one occasion’ and insert ‘two occasions’.

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

Not called  10

 

Clause  4,  page  2,  line  30,  at end insert ‘over the next five years.’.

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

Not called  11

 

Clause  4,  page  2,  line  37,  at end add—

 

‘(7)    

The Office will take an active role in informing public debate on fiscal

 

sustainability and will convene a fiscal sustainability research committee of

 

interested authorities in the public and private sectors.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

Withdrawn  15

 

Clause  5,  page  3,  line  3,  leave out ‘(2) and (3)’ and insert ‘(2) to (4)’.

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

Not called  14

 

Clause  5,  page  3,  line  8,  at end add—


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 1 March 2011            

4

 

Budget Responsibility and National Audit Bill [Lords] continued

 
 

‘(4)    

The Office shall include in each of its publications full details of contact with

 

Treasury Ministers and Treasury officials since its most recent previous

 

publication.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Chris Leslie

 

Withdrawn  16

 

Clause  6,  page  3,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

Such guidance shall not prevent the Office from preparing any forecasts,

 

assessment or analysis at a time of its choosing.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 7 Agreed to.

 

Clause 8 Agreed to.

 

[Adjourned until Thursday at 9.00 am


 
contents
 

© Parliamentary copyright
Revised 2 March 2011