Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill

– in a Public Bill Committee at 12:00 am on 23 January 2018.

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[Ms Karen Buck in the Chair]

Before we begin, will everyone ensure that their phones are switched to silent, including me, and remove all signs of illicit tea and coffee? We have three motions to consider, which we can hopefully do formally. We are considering the programme motion, a motion to enable the reporting and publication of evidence, and a motion to allow us to deliberate in private about questions before the oral evidence session.



(1) the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.25 am on Tuesday 23 January) meet—

(a) at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 23 January;

(b) at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 25 January;

(c) at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 30 January;

(d) at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 1 February;

(2) the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following Table:




Tuesday 23 January

Until no later than 10.25 am

British Chambers of Commerce; Agency Sector Management; Association of Freight Software Suppliers

Tuesday 23 January

Until no later than 11.25 am

Jeremey White, Barrister; Customs Associates Ltd; Fairtrade; Which?

Tuesday 23 January

Until no later than 2.45 pm

Trades Union Congress; Unite; GMB; Public and Commercial Services Union

Tuesday 23 January

Until no later than 3.15 pm

Hansard Society

Tuesday 23 January

Until no later than 4.15 pm

UK Chamber of Shipping; British International Freight Association; British Ports Association

Tuesday 23 January

Until no later than 5 pm

UK Steel; Chemical Industries Association; British Ceramic Confederation

(3) proceedings on consideration of the Bill in Committee shall be taken in the following order: Clauses 1 to 3; Schedules 1 and 2; Clauses 4 to 10; Schedule 3; Clauses 11 to 13; Schedules 4 and 5; Clauses 14 to 20; Schedule 6; Clauses 21 to 29; Schedule 7; Clauses 30 to 43; Schedule 8; Clauses 44 to 50; Schedule 9; Clauses 51 to 56; new Clauses; new Schedules; remaining proceedings on the Bill;

(4) the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 5.00 pm on Thursday 1 February.—(Mel Stride.)


That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.—(Mel Stride.)


That, at this and any subsequent meeting at which oral evidence is to be heard, the Committee shall sit in private until the witnesses are admitted.—(Mel Stride.)

The deadline for amendments to be considered at the first line-by-line sitting of the Committee was the rise of the House yesterday and the next deadline will be the rise of the House on Thursday for the Committee’s sitting a week today. Copies of written evidence that the Committee receives will be made available in the Committee Room.

The Committee deliberated in private.