Clause 2 - Consequential etc power

National Insurance Contributions Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:15 pm on 21 October 2014.

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

Photo of Shabana Mahmood Shabana Mahmood Shadow Minister (Treasury)

Clause 2 would provide the power to

“make consequential, incidental or supplementary provision in connection with the provision made in Schedule 1.”

That includes enabling regulations made by statutory instrument under the clause to modify any provision in primary or secondary legislation and to make different provisions for different cases or classes. It would be helpful if the Minister could set out the type of technical changes envisaged in the clause.

Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

It is expected that this power will be used to update references in legislation—for example, references to new section 11, which has different numbering from its predecessor. Minor changes follow from the reform of class 2 NICS in the Bill, such as changes to the due dates for payment of class 2 NICS for benefit purposes. The draft regulations have been provided to the Committee. Therefore, more information has been provided on what to expect.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 2accordingly ordered to stand part of the Bill.