(Except clauses 1, 3, 7, 8, 12, 20, 21, 25, 67 and 81 to 84, schedules 1, 18, 22 and 23, and new clauses relating to microgeneration)

Finance Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 9:00 am on 7th June 2007.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Roger Gale Roger Gale Conservative, North Thanet 9:00 am, 7th June 2007

Good morning. The selection list is being copied and I shall make sure that it is distributed as soon as it arrives. I apologise that it was not here for the start of proceedings as it should have been.

I have been advised that if business is nearing its end, 15 minutes of what is known as injury time is available to the Committee, at the discretion of the Chairman, to allow completion if that is possible. I am acutely conscious that hon. Members might wish to attend questions on the Floor of the House and indeed to ask questionsin the House. If any hon. Member is in that position and does not wish us to run on for 15 minutes, Ishall immediately take account of that and give it preference.

We expect to sit this afternoon. On the other hand, there is no particular merit in dragging everybody back for what might prove to be a very short discussion. If hon. Members bear that in mind, we will exercise our judgment later on in our proceedings this morning.

I call Mr. Gauke to speak on clause 97 and amendment No. 251. I am sure that I speak on behalf of all the Committee in welcoming him to the Front Bench.

Hon. Members:

Hear, hear.