Local Government Bill — 10 Sep 2003 at 17:55
moved Amendment No. 10:
Page 33, line 5, 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."
On Question, amendment agreed to.
Clause 77 [Power to change number of valuation bands]:
moved Amendment No. 11:
Page 43, line 7, at end insert ", provided that such change does not alter the ratio between the top and bottom band.
(4B) The power under subsection (4A) shall not be used to alter the ratio between the top and bottom bands set out in subsection (1).""
On Question, Whether the said amendment (No. 11) shall be agreed to?
Their Lordships divided: Contents, 105; Not-Contents, 149.
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.What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (Not-Content)||Minority (Content)||Turnout|
|Con||0||94 (+2 tell)||45.3%|
|Lab||107 (+2 tell)||0||58.3%|
|Viscount Craigavon||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Palmer||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lady Saltoun of Abernethy||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Thomas of Swynnerton||Crossbench||aye|
|Baroness Warnock||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|