Finance Bill — Climate change levy — 18 Jul 2000

Brought up, and read the First time.

I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this it will be convenient to discuss the following: Government amendments Nos. 83 and 84.

in discussions with the industry on how to simplify the system and make it much more responsive to pensioners.--[ Official Report , 9 June 2000; Vol. 351, c. 618.]

Motion and clause, by leave, withdrawn.

Amendments made: No. 7, in page 122, line 45, leave out from "any" to end of line 48 and insert--

Amendments made: No. 94, in page 16, line 2, leave out from second "of" to end of line 24 and insert "licences--

(a) issued in the period beginning with 1st March 2000 and ending with 28th February 2001, and

(b) not surrendered before the end of that period,

where the amount of vehicle excise duty chargeable on the licence would have been less if the amendment in subsection (1) had applied.

(3) The amount of the refund is--

(a) £55 for a 12 month licence, and

(b) £27.50 for a 6 month licence.

(4) The person entitled to the refund is--

(a) in the case of a licence in force on 28th February 2001, the keeper of the vehicle on that date;

(b) in the case of a licence that has ceased to be in force before that date, the keeper of the vehicle when the licence expired.

(5) For the purposes of subsection (4) the keeper of the vehicle shall be taken to be--

(a) the person registered as keeper of the vehicle on the date in question, or

(b) if the Secretary of State has received notification of a change of ownership of the vehicle as a result of which another person is on that date entitled to be registered as the new keeper of the vehicle, that person.'.

No. 95, in page 16, line 33, leave out from "section" to end of line 39 and insert--

'in respect of a licence does not affect the validity of the licence.

(8A) For the purposes of section 19 of the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994 (surrender of licences) as it applies to the surrender on or after 1st March 2001 of a licence in respect of which a refund under this section has been made, or applied for, the annual rate of duty chargeable on the licence shall be taken to be that which would have been chargeable if the amendment in subsection (1) above had applied.'.

No. 96, in page 16, line 43, at end insert--

'(10) In the application of this section to Northern Ireland, references to registration as the keeper of a vehicle shall be read as references to registration as the owner of the vehicle.'.-- [Mr. Timms.]

I beg to move amendment No. 98, in page 20, line 4, leave out from "until" to end of line 6 and insert--

'one year after the expiry of a twelve month period during which UK emissions of CO 2 show an increase on the previous year'.

the real "showstopper" for industries such as chemicals

unable to get its existing package of Levy concessions . . . past the European Commission.

SSE will provide 100 per cent. of the Executive's requirements from renewable resources.

This is a first for central government and it underlines our commitment to the promotion of renewable energy as outlined in our draft Scottish Climate Change Programme.

We are moving in the right direction and I am delighted to note that SSE are able to provide the public sector with a supply that is 100 per cent. renewable.

Question put, That the amendment be made:--

The House divided: Ayes 127, Noes 345.

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

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What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con0 124 (+2 tell)078.8%
Lab311 (+2 tell) 0075.2%
LDem29 0061.7%
PC1 0025.0%
SNP4 0066.7%
UUP0 3033.3%
Total:345 127074.1%

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