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given up to and including

Thursday 3rd May 2001


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

STANDING COMMITTEE B

RATING (FORMER AGRICULTURAL PREMISES AND RURAL SHOPS) BILL


   

Mr David Heath
Mr Brian Cotter

7

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     5,     at beginning insert—

    '(A1) Section 42A(3) of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 (rural settlement list) is amended, by leaving out paragraph (c).'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Gray

10

*Clause     1,     page     1,     line     15,     leave out from 'than' to end of line 16 and insert '£8,000, or any amount prescribed by the Secretary of State by order, whichever is the higher.'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Gray

11

*Clause     1,     page     1,     line     15,     leave out from 'than' to end of line 16 and insert '£12,000, or any amount prescribed by the Secretary of State by order, whichever is the higher.'.

   

Mr David Heath
Mr Brian Cotter

1

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     15,     leave out from 'amount' to end of line 16 and insert 'which the Secretary of State may by order prescribe, and which he will review within three years beginning with the day on which this subsection comes into effect.'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Gray

12

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

    '(6FF) The Secretary of State shall make at least one order in each year under subsection (6F) to prescribe an amount in relation to the subsequent financial year.'.

   

Mr David Heath
Mr Brian Cotter

6

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     19,     leave out 'one year' and insert 'two years'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Gray

13

*Clause     1,     page     1,     line     27,     at end insert—

    '(c) includes land or buildings used by registered riding schools which may or may not be agricultural land or buildings as defined in paragraphs (a) and (b).'.

   

Mr David Heath
Mr Brian Cotter

2

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     17,     at end insert ', except that subsection (6F) will continue to apply to any hereditament, subject to the condition in subsection (6G) being fulfilled, for a period of five years beginning with the day on which it first applies.'.


   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Gray

14

*Clause     3,     page     3,     line     7,     leave out 'mainly' and insert 'in part'.

   

Mr David Heath
Mr Brian Cotter

3

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     8,     leave out from 'consumption' to 'is' in line 9.

   

Mr David Heath
Mr Brian Cotter

4

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     8,     after first 'excluding', insert 'a trade or business consisting wholly or mainly of the sale by retail of'.

   

Mr David Heath
Mr Brian Cotter

5

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     8,     after second 'excluding', insert 'a trade or business consisting wholly or mainly of'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Gray

15

*Clause     3,     page     3,     line     13,     leave out from 'supplied' to end of line 20.


   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Gray

8

*Clause     6,     page     3,     line     31,     leave out from 'force' to second 'the' in line 32 and insert ', in relation to England, on 30th October 2001, and, in relation to Wales, on such day as'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Gray

9

*Clause     6,     page     3,     line     33,     leave out from 'appoint' to end of line 34.


NEW CLAUSES

Hardship relief

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Gray

NC1

*To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1) Section 49 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 (reduction or remission of liability) is amended as follows.

    (2) After subsection (2) of that section there is inserted—

    "(2A) For the purposes of subsection (2) 'hardship' means severe financial suffering, not being the result of financial mismanagement, which is likely to jeopardise the continuing occupation and use of the hereditament concerned by the person presently liable to pay the rates and where no reasonable alternative to a reduction in the amount of rates payable will alleviate that hardship.".'.


Exemption of equestrian enterprises from non-domestic rating

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Gray

NC2

*To move the following Clause:—

    '.—In paragraph 5(1) of Schedule 5 to the Local Government Finance Act 1988, after sub-paragraph (a) there is inserted—

    "(aa) it is used for the keeping or breeding of horses as part or all of a business.".'.


 
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