New Clause 18

Climate Change Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:15 pm on 8th July 2008.

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Waste authority’s power to reduce amount of council tax payable

‘After section 13A of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 (c. 14) there is inserted—

“13B Power to reduce amount of tax payable in relation to household waste

(1) Where a person is liable to pay council tax in respect of any chargeable dwelling and any day, any waste collection authority or waste disposal authority may require the billing authority for the area in which the dwelling is situated to reduce the amount which he is liable to pay as respects the dwelling and the day to such extent as it thinks fit.

(2) The power under subsection (1) may only be exercised in connection with measures to reduce the amount of residual domestic waste produced in the authority’s area.

(3) The power under subsection (1) may be exercised in relation to particular cases or by determining a class of case in which liability is to be reduced to an extent provided by the determination.

(4) Where an authority exercises the power under subsection (1) the authority must pay or allow to the billing authority if requested an amount equivalent to the total reduction in the amount of tax payable each year as a result together with the reasonable administration costs of making such reductions.”’.—[Gregory Barker.]

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time:—

The Committee divided: Ayes 7, Noes 11.

Division number 14 Nimrod Review — Statement — New Clause 18

Aye: 7 MPs

No: 11 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly negatived.