(Except Clause 4, Clauses 6 to 8 and Schedule 1, Clause 12, Clauses 27 and 28, Clauses 53 to 66, Clauses 68 to 71, Clauses 84 to 92 and Schedules 12 and 13, Clause 93 and Schedule 14)

Finance (No. 2) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 9:25 am on 14 December 2021.

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Photo of Christopher Chope Christopher Chope Conservative, Christchurch 9:25, 14 December 2021

We are now sitting in public, and the proceedings are being broadcast. I do not think I need to remind people about the advice being given in relation to the wearing of face coverings; I will assume that anybody not wearing one has a reasonable excuse for not so doing, but we do not challenge people. I also remind colleagues that Hansard would be grateful if Members emailed their speaking notes to hansardnotes@ parliament.uk. The consumption of tea or coffee is not permitted during sittings, and we would like electronic devices to be switched to silent.

We do not want to see an abuse of the indulgence of laptops and things like that; the impression given to people watching is that Members might not be concentrating on the debate, and might instead be doing other work. The convention is that people should use their electronic devices to help inform their work on this Committee. I am not going to be able to invigilate that, but I rely on Members to be co-operative and think about the impression given to people watching this Committee.

Ordered,

That—

1. the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.25 am on Tuesday 14 December 2021) meet—

(a) at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 14 December 2021;

(b) at 3.30 pm and 6.00 pm on Wednesday 5 January 2022;

(c) at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 11 January 2022;

(d) at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 13 January 2022;

2. the proceedings shall be taken in the following order: Clauses 1 to 3; Clause 5; Clauses 9 to 11; Clauses 13 and 14; Schedule 2; Clause 15; Schedule 3; Clauses 16 to 24; Schedule 4; Clauses 25 and 26; Clause 29; Schedule 5; Clauses 30 and 31; Schedule 6; Clauses 32 to 41; Schedule 7; Clauses 42 to 45; Schedule 8; Clauses 46 to 49; Schedule 9; Clauses 50 to 52; Clause 67; Clauses 72 to 75; Schedule 10; Clauses 76 to 83; Schedule 11; Clause 94; Schedule 15; Clauses 95 to 99; Schedule 16; Clauses 100 to 102; new Clauses; new Schedules; remaining proceedings on the Bill;

3. the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 5.00 pm on Thursday 13 January 2022.—

Resolved,

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

Photo of Christopher Chope Christopher Chope Conservative, Christchurch

Copies of the written evidence that the Committee receives will be circulated to Members by email, and some was circulated yesterday. The selection list for today’s sitting is available in the room. It shows how the selected amendments have been grouped together for debate; generally, that is because they cover the same subject matter. The decisions on amendments do not take place in the order they are debated, but in the order in which they appear on the amendment paper. This is designed to help people who are following these proceedings keep up to speed.