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|European Tax Harmonisation (Veto) Bill [H.L.]
This is the European Tax Harmonisation (Veto) Bill [H.L.], as introduced in the House of Lords on 23rd March 1999.
European Tax Harmonisation (Veto) Bill [H.L.]
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Require Ministers of the Crown to obtain the approval of Parliament and the public before agreeing in the Council of Ministers to European Community proposals for tax harmonisation.
BE IT ENACTED by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-
|Conditions on agreement in Council of Ministers to tax harmonisation proposals.|| 1. - (1) No Minister of the Crown shall give agreement to a tax harmonisation proposal in the Council of Ministers unless- |
| (2) For the purposes of subsection (1), abstention shall be treated as giving agreement.|
|Power to hold referendum.|| 2. - (1) The Secretary of State may, by order made by statutory instrument, make provision for the holding of a referendum to satisfy the condition set out in subsection (1)(b) of section 1.|
| (2) The provision made by an order under this section shall include provision that- |
| (3) A statutory instrument containing an order under this section shall not be made unless it has been laid in draft before Parliament and approved by resolution of each House.|
|Definitions.|| 3. In this Act- |
|Short title.|| 4. This Act may be cited as the European Tax Harmonisation (Veto) Act 1999.|
|© Parliamentary copyright 1999||Prepared 24 March 1999|