National Insurance Contributions Bill

– in a Public Bill Committee am ar 21 Hydref 2014.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

[Annette Brooke in the Chair]

Photo of Annette Brooke Annette Brooke Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party 8:55, 21 Hydref 2014

Before we begin, I have a few preliminary announcements. Please could everyone switch their electronic devices to silent? I remind members of the Committee that tea and coffee are not allowed during sittings and that they may remove their jackets.

The Committee will first be asked to consider the programme motion as on the amendment paper. Debate on that is limited to half an hour but we intend to proceed as quickly as possible. Then we will consider a motion to permit the Committee to deliberate in private in advance of the oral evidence session, and then a motion to report written evidence. In view of today’s tight timetable, I hope that the motions will be moved formally. Assuming that there is agreement, we will then deliberate in private to discuss the line of questioning. Therefore, I am afraid that we will be asking a large number of people to leave the room for a few moments. Obviously, they will be invited back as soon as our deliberations in private are completed; I hope they will not take long.



(1) the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 8.55 am on Tuesday 21 October) meet—

(a) at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 21 October;

(b) at 11.30 am on Thursday 23 October;

(c) at 8.55 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 28 October;

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




Tuesday 21 October

Until no later than 9.30 am

Low Incomes Tax Reform Group; Office of Tax Simplification

Tuesday 21 October

Until no later than 10.15 am

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales; Baker Tilly

Tuesday 21 October

Until no later than 10.45 am

Chartered Institute of Taxation; Recruitment and Employment Confederation

Tuesday 21 October

Until no later than 11.25 am

Her Majesty’s Treasury; Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs; Department for Work and Pensions

(3) proceedings on consideration of the Bill in Committee shall be taken in the following order: Clause 1; Schedule 1; Clauses 2 and 3; Schedule 2; Clauses 4 to 8; new Clauses; new Schedules; remaining proceedings on the Bill.

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


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.)


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.)

The Committee deliberated in private.