Joint Committee on Tax Simplification Bills Minutes of Evidence



ANNEX

NOTE ON PROCEDURE IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

  Pursuant to Standing Order No 60[5], which is reprinted below, the Capital Allowances Bill, once reported from the Joint Committee, will stand re-committed to a committee of the whole House. The Standing Order provides, however, that the committee of the whole House may be discharged on a motion made by a Minister of the Crown, and for the Bill to be then ordered to be read a third time if the question on that motion is agreed to.

Tax
simplification
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  60.— (1) In this order 'a tax simplification bill' means a bill which has been presented, or brought in upon an order of the House, by a Minister of the Crown and which has been ordered to be proceeded with as such a bill.
  (2) A motion may be made by a Minister of the Crown at the commencement of public business, that a specified bill be so proceeded with, and the question thereon shall be put forthwith.
  (3) A tax simplification bill shall, upon the making of an order under paragraph (2) above, stand referred to a second reading committee unless the House otherwise orders.
  (4) A motion may be made by a Minister of the Crown at the commencement of public business, that a tax simplification bill shall no longer stand referred to a second reading committee, and the question thereon shall be put forthwith.
  (5) The provisions of paragraphs (3) to (6) of Standing Order No. 90 (Second reading committees) shall apply to any bill referred to a second reading committee under paragraph (3) above.
  (6) A tax simplification bill shall, upon its being read a second time, stand committed to the Joint Committee on Tax Simplification Bills.
  (7) A bill which has been reported from the said Joint Committee shall stand re-committed to a committee of the whole House unless the House otherwise orders.
  (8) If a motion that the committee of the whole House be discharged from considering a tax simplification bill is made by a Minister of the Crown immediately after the order of the day has been read for the House to resolve itself into a committee on the bill, the motion shall not require notice and the question thereon shall be put forthwith and may be decided at any hour, though opposed; and if such question is agreed to the bill shall be ordered to be read the third time.


5  HC 15, Standing Orders of the House of Commons, 2001 (Public Business), (Session 2000-01). Back

 
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