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Tax Law Rewrite Bills

Volume 696: debated on Wednesday 21 November 2007

My Lords, I beg to move the three Motions standing in my name on the Order Paper.

Parliamentary Broadcasting Unit Limited (PARBUL)

Moved, That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the board of the Parliamentary Broadcasting Unit Limited (PARBUL):

L Brabazon of Tara

L Naseby

L Paul

L Thomson of Monifieth.

Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST)

Moved, That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following Lords be appointed to the board of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST):

B Greenfield

L Oxburgh

L Sutherland of Houndwood

L Winston.

Tax Law Rewrite Bills

Moved, That a Select Committee of six members be appointed to join the committee appointed by the Commons to consider tax law rewrite Bills, and in particular to consider whether each Bill committed to it preserves the effect of the existing law, subject to any minor changes which may be desirable;

That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the committee:

L Blackwell

L Christopher

L Goodhart

L Haskel

L Millett

L Newton of Braintree;

That the committee have power to agree with the committee appointed by the Commons in the appointment of a chairman;

That the quorum of the committee shall be two;

That the committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

That the committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the evidence taken by the committee shall, if the committee so wishes, be published;

That the procedure of the Joint Committee shall follow the procedure of Select Committees of the House of Commons when such procedure differs from that of Select Committees of this House, and shall include the power of the chairman to select amendments.—(The Chairman of Committees.)

On Question, Motions agreed to; and a message was sent to the Commons.