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Volume 619: debated on Friday 13 January 2017

[Mr Speaker in the Chair]

Bill Presented

Local Government Finance Bill

Presentation and First Reading (Standing Order No. 57)

Mr Secretary Javid, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Secretary Greg Clark, Secretary Jeremy Hunt, Secretary Andrea Leadsom and Ben Gummer, presented a Bill to make provision about non-domestic rating in England; to amend Chapter 4ZA of Part 1 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992; to confer power on the Greater London Authority and certain local authorities in England to impose levies on nondomestic ratepayers to raise money for expenditure on projects expected to promote economic development; to confer power on certain local authorities in England to impose a levy on persons with certain property interests in a business improvement district to finance projects to be carried out in the district; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the First time; to be read a Second time tomorrow; and to be printed (Bill 122) with explanatory notes (Bill 122-EN).