Clause 104 - Partnerships

Finance Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:35 pm on 10th June 2003.

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Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

Photo of Mark Prisk Mark Prisk Shadow Paymaster General

Clause 104 and schedule 15 are integral to the Bill. The Committee will know that I have tabled amendments Nos. 8 and 186, both of which address matters of importance to people outside the Committee. I regret the loss of those points, but I am aware that the Government-imposed knife is hanging over the debate. Because we have many important clauses to consider, it is with regret and reservation that I shall not move those amendments.

Photo of David Wilshire David Wilshire Conservative, Spelthorne

I want to second my hon. Friend's point. I realise that one cannot blame the Government for two Divisions and an excursion into clause 94, but even if those things had not happened, we still would not have had enough time to do the business. We are, once again, prepared to co-operate to get on to important matters, but it is co-operation under protest.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 104 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Schedule 15 agreed to.

Clause 105 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Schedule 16 agreed to.

Clauses 106 to 115 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Schedule 17 agreed to.

Clauses 116 to 121 ordered to stand part of the Bill.