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Part of Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill – in the House of Lords at 1:58 am on 7th April 2010.

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Photo of Lord Tunnicliffe Lord Tunnicliffe Government Whip, Government Whip 1:58 am, 7th April 2010

My Lords, I shall not be the first person in this House to disappoint the noble Lord, Lord Selsdon, and probably not the last. I cannot answer his question in those terms, but I can answer it in terms of the Bill. By omitting "and domiciled" from Clause 59(2), MPs and Peers would be deemed to be only resident and ordinarily resident, not domiciled. If MPs and Peers are not deemed to be domiciled, they would be able to access the remittance scheme and, as such, not pay full UK tax on their worldwide income. It is the consensus of all parties that that should not take place. I ask the noble Lord to withdraw his amendment.