National Insurance Contributions Bill

– in a Public Bill Committee am ar 19 Tachwedd 2013.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

[Sir Alan Meale in the Chair]

Photo of Alan Meale Alan Meale Llafur, Mansfield 8:55, 19 Tachwedd 2013

I have a few preliminary things to tell the Committee. Would Members switch off their electronic devices, or at least put them in silent mode? As a general rule, I and my fellow Chair do not intend to call starred amendments that have not been tabled with adequate notice. The required notice in the Public Bill Office is three working days, so amendments should be tabled by the rise of the House on Monday for consideration on Thursday, and by the rise of the House on Thursday for consideration the following Tuesday.

Not everyone is familiar with the process of taking oral evidence in Public Bill Committees, so it might help if I go through how this is done. The Committee will first be asked to consider the programme motion, on which debate is limited to half an hour. We will then proceed to consider motions to report written evidence and to allow the Committee to deliberate in private in advance of the oral evidence sessions, which I hope we can take formally. Assuming that the second of those motions is agreed, the Committee will then move into private session. Once the Committee has deliberated, the witnesses and members of the public will be invited back into the room and our oral evidence session will begin.



(1) the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 8.55 am on Tuesday 19 November) meet—

(a) at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 19 November;

(b) at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 21 November;

(c) at 8.55 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 26 November;

(d) at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 28 November;

(2) the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following Table:





Tuesday 19 November

Until no later than 9.45 a.m.

Federation of Small Businesses

Institute for Fiscal Studies

Tuesday 19 November

Until no later than 2.30 p.m.

Financial Conduct Authority

Tuesday 19 November

Until no later than 3.15 p.m.

The Treasury

(3) proceedings on consideration of the Bill in Committee shall be taken in the following order: Clauses 1 to 3; Schedule 1; Clauses 4 to 14; Schedule 2; Clauses 15 to 20; new Clauses; new Schedules; remaining proceedings on the Bill; and

(4) the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 5.00 pm on Thursday 28 November.—(Mr Gauke.)


That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.—(Mr Gauke.)

Photo of Alan Meale Alan Meale Llafur, Mansfield

Copies of the written evidence that the Committee receives will be made available in the Committee Room.


That, at this and any subsequent meeting at which oral evidence is to be heard, the Committee shall sit in private until the witnesses are admitted.—(Mr Gauke.)

The Committee deliberated in private.