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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 24th April 2001

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE


FINANCE BILL

(Clauses 1 to 3 and 16 to 53 and Schedules 4 to 11)

   

Mr Alex Salmond
Mr John Swinney
Mr Alasdair Morgan
Mrs Margaret Ewing
Mr Andrew Welsh
Ms Roseanna Cunningham

27

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     18,     leave out '£0.4582' and insert '£0.4392'.

   

Mr Alex Salmond
Mr John Swinney
Mr Alasdair Morgan
Mrs Margaret Ewing
Mr Andrew Welsh
Ms Roseanna Cunningham

28

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     20,     leave out '£0.4582' and insert '£0.4392'.

   

Mr Howard Flight
Mr James Clappison
Mr Peter Luff

6

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     21,     leave out '14th June 2001' and insert '5th April 2002'.

   

Mr A. J. Beith

5

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     3,     at end insert—

    '(3A) The rate of excise duty for biodiesel and bioethanol when used as road transport fuels, shall be 33p per litre below the rate fixed for ultra low sulphur diesel as defined by the Hydrocarbon Oil Duties Act 1979.'.


   

Mr Charles Kennedy
Mr A. J. Beith
Mr Matthew Taylor
Mr Edward Davey
Mr John Burnett
Mr Malcolm Bruce

2

Clause     50,     page     41,     line     15,     leave out '10%' and insert '0%'.

   

Mr Howard Flight [R]
Mr James Clappison
Mr Peter Luff

7

Clause     50,     page     41,     line     17,     at end add—

    '(2) The Chancellor of the Exchequer shall make arrangements to review the level of income tax charged on savings and dividends by starting and basic rate tax payers and shall lay a report on the outcome of the review before the House of Commons by January 2002.

    (3) The Chancellor of the Exchequer shall also make arrangements to review the level of the age-related personal allowances defined in section 257(2) and (3) of the Taxes Act 1988 and shall lay a report on the outcome of the review before the House of Commons by January 2002.

    (4) The Chancellor of the Exchequer shall make arrangements to review the effect on married couples with children under the age of 11 years of the level of personal tax allowances under section 257 of the Taxes Act and shall lay a report on the outcome of the review before the House of Commons by January 2002.'.

   

Mr Edward Davey

3

Page     41,     line     14,     leave out Clause 50.


   

Mr Howard Flight
Mr James Clappison
Mr Peter Luff

8

Clause     52,     page     41,     line     26,     at end add—

    '(3) The Chancellor of the Exchequer shall make arrangements to review the operation and level of the children's tax credit and shall lay a report on the outcome of the review before the House of Commons by January 2002.'.


    FINANCE BILL (PROGRAMME)

Committee

    1.—(1) Clauses 1 to 3 and 16 to 53 and Schedules 4 to 11 shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

    (2) The remainder of the Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

    2.—(1) Proceedings in Committee of the whole House shall be completed in two allotted days.

    (2) The proceedings to be taken on each of those allotted days shall be as shown in the second column, and shall be brought to a conclusion at the times specified in the third column, of the following Table:—

TABLE

Allotted dayProceedingsTime for conclusion of proceedings
First dayClauses 16 to 227.00 p.m.
Clauses 23 and 24, Schedule 4, Clauses 25 to 27, Schedule 5, Clause 28, Schedule 6, Clause 29, Schedule 7, Clause 309.00 p.m.
Clauses 31 and 32, Schedule 8, Clauses 33 to 35, Schedule 9, Clauses 36 to 46, Schedule 10, Clauses 47 to 49Midnight
Second dayClauses 1 to 37.00 p.m.
Clauses 50 to 53 and Schedule 1110.00 p.m.
    (3) If either of those allotted days is Thursday, the times specified for that allotted day in the third column of the Table are brought forward by three hours.

    (4) On the first of those allotted days, paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business) shall, notwithstanding sub-paragraph (a) of that paragraph, apply to the proceedings on the Bill for only two hours after ten o'clock or, if that day is Thursday, for only two hours after seven o'clock.

    (5) On that allotted day, any period during which proceedings on the Bill may be proceeded with after ten o'clock (or, if that day is Thursday, seven o'clock) by virtue of paragraph (4) or (5) of Sessional Order I (provision in the event of a debate under Standing Order No. 24) made by the House on 7th November 2000 shall be in addition to that period of two hours.

    (6) Sessional Order B (Programming Committees) made by the House on 7th November 2000 shall not apply to proceedings in Committee of the whole House.

    (7) An allotted day is one on which the Bill is put down as first Government Order of the day.

    3.—(1) The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it shall meet.

    (2) Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 24th May 2001.

    4. When the provisions of the Bill considered, respectively, by the Committee of the whole House and by the Standing Committee have been reported to the House, the Bill shall be proceeded with as if it had been reported as a whole to the House from the Standing Committee.


 
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