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COMMONS REASONS FOR DISAGREEING TO CERTAIN LORDS

AMENDMENTS, COMMONS AMENDMENTS TO A CERTAIN LORDS

AMENDMENT AGREED TO AND COMMONS CONSEQUENTIAL

AMENDMENTS

[The page and line refer to HL Bill 43 as first printed for the Lords.]

Clause 11

LORDS AMENDMENT NO. 3

Page 5, line 32, leave out paragraph (b)

The Commons disagree to this Amendment for the following Reason

3A

Because it would alter the financial arrangements made by the Commons, and the

 

Commons do not offer any further Reason, trusting that this reason may be deemed

 

sufficient.

Before Clause 25

LORDS AMENDMENT NO. 6

Insert the following new Clause—

 

“Application of provisions of this Part

 

The provisions of this Part may only be applied to those local authorities

 

that have been identified by the Audit Commission as at risk of

 

overspending their total budget by more than 10 per cent.”

 

The Commons disagree to this Amendment for the following Reason

6A

Because it would affect the levy of local revenues, and the Commons do not offer any further

 

Reason, trusting that this reason may be deemed sufficient.

 
 
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Clause 66

LORDS AMENDMENT NO. 19

Page 32, line 15, leave out “be the same as or different from” and insert “subject to

 

subsection (10A) below, be less than, but not greater than”

 

The Commons disagree to this Amendment for the following Reason

19A

Because it would alter the area of taxation, and the Commons do not offer any further

 

Reason, trusting that this reason may be deemed sufficient.

 

LORDS AMENDMENT NO. 20

Page 32, line 39, leave out subsection (10) and insert—

 

     “( )       In making regulations under this section the Secretary of State shall have

 

regard to the object of securing (so far as practicable) that the aggregate

 

amount payable to him and all billing authorities by way of non-domestic

 

rates as regards a relevant period is the same as the aggregate amount

 

which would be so payable apart from the regulations.

 

     (10A)       For the purposes of subsection (10) above, the Secretary of State shall

 

estimate the difference between—

 

           (a)           the aggregate amount which would apart from the regulations, all

 

billing authorities by way of non-domestic rates as regards a

 

relevant period, and

 

           (b)           the aggregate amount which will be payable having regard to rules

 

prescribed under subsection (4) above,

 

            and any shortfall in aggregate amount shall be recovered by applying a

 

surcharge of the non-domestic rating multiplier for each relevant financial

 

year.”

 

The Commons agree to this Amendment, with the following Amendments

20A

Line 5,   leave out “relevant period is” and insert “particular relevant period is, after

 

disregarding any adjustments made to take account of amounts being payable at

 

times other than those at which they would have been payable apart from the

 

regulations,”

20B

Line 7,   leave out from beginning to end of the Lords Amendment.

 

The Commons have made the following consequential Amendments to the Bill

20C

Page 32, line 46, after “amounts” insert “and adjustments”

20D

Page 33, line 1, leave out ”for a particular financial year” and insert “and

 

adjustments for a particular relevant period”

20E

Page 33, line 3, leave out “later financial year which” and insert “financial year

 

which begins after the coming into force of the amending regulations and”

20F

Page 33, line 5, leave out “differ from his estimate of those amounts” and insert

 

“and adjustments differ from his estimate of those amounts and adjustments”


 
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