Consequential and transitional provision

Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:00 pm on 1st February 2018.

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Photo of Kirsty Blackman Kirsty Blackman Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Economy), SNP Deputy Leader 4:00 pm, 1st February 2018

I beg to move amendment 100, in clause 54, page 37, line 5, leave out the second “appropriate” and insert “necessary”

This amendment ensures that regulations making consequential and transitional provision may only be made when necessary.

With this it will be convenient to discuss the following:

Amendment 101, in clause 54, page 37, line 14, leave out the second “appropriate” and insert “necessary”

This amendment ensures that regulations making consequential and transitional provision may only be made when necessary.

Clause stand part.

Photo of Kirsty Blackman Kirsty Blackman Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Economy), SNP Deputy Leader

I confess I am also losing my oomph—[Hon. Members: “Never!”]—when it comes to talking about the differences between “appropriate” and “necessary”. [Interruption.]

Order. The hon. Lady is seeking to make her views known, and I would like to hear her.

Photo of Kirsty Blackman Kirsty Blackman Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Economy), SNP Deputy Leader

Thank you, Mrs Main. Both amendments would change the word “appropriate” to “necessary”. The first amendment relates to the powers that Ministers have over changing statutory instruments. The second also relates to statutory instruments, but in terms of transitional, transitory or saving provisions. We have previously rehearsed why I think “necessary” is a better word to use in these circumstances. The Minister thinks “appropriate” is better, so I imagine he will not need to speak for long in responding to my amendments.

Photo of Mel Stride Mel Stride Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General

I will be brief. I am aware—it is one reason why I have been speaking fairly rapidly—that we still have a little to get through, and I do not want to deprive the Opposition of the opportunity to fully scrutinise what remains of the Bill. Clause 54 confers a power on the Treasury or the Secretary of State to make provision in consequence of the Bill. As the hon. Lady might expect, the Government do not feel that the amendments are either appropriate or necessary. On that basis, I hope she will consider withdrawing it.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Clause 54 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clause 55