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Peter Atkinson: With this it will be convenient to discuss Government amendments 14 to 17.
Peter Atkinson: With this it will be convenient to discuss amendment 39, in clause 25, page 16, leave out lines 14 to 16.
Peter Atkinson: With this it will be convenient to discuss the following: amendment 32, in schedule 6, page 90, line 46, leave out ‘£50,000’ and insert ‘£100,000’. Amendment 37, in schedule 6, page 91, line 27, leave out ‘24 November’ and insert ‘31 December’. Amendment 33, in schedule 6, page 91, line 31, leave out ‘£50,000’ and insert...
Peter Atkinson: Order. I think that we are even stevens on that point.
Peter Atkinson: I welcome members of the Committee back. I hope that they had an interesting recess.
Peter Atkinson: No, we were going to debate schedule 5 separately. However, if it would assist the Committee, I propose to employ considerable latitude and allow mention of schedule 5 on the basis that we do not have an extended stand part debate on it. Is that acceptable?
Peter Atkinson: Order. I am sorry to stop the Exchequer Secretary, but this whole issue is very wide of the clause.
Peter Atkinson: Answer it quickly.
Peter Atkinson: Order. I think that the hon. Gentleman is referring back to a debate that we have already had. I shall be grateful if he can limit himself to the clause.
Peter Atkinson: Order. May I ask the hon. Member for Hammersmith and Fulham not to be led down that path?
Peter Atkinson: Order. The hon. Gentlemen are testing my patience now.
Peter Atkinson: Order. We are going a little wide of the clause.
Peter Atkinson: Order. I apologise for interrupting the hon. Gentleman. He is making a very interesting speech, but it is meant to be about stamp duty land tax.
Peter Atkinson: With this it will be convenient to discuss new clause 3—Thresholds for residential property— ‘(1) A land transaction is exempt from the charge to stamp duty land tax if— (a) it is a relevant acquisition of land which consists entirely of residential property, (b) the relevant chargeable consideration for the transaction is not more than £250,000, and (c) the purchaser is...
Peter Atkinson: I remind the Committee that with this we are taking the following: amendment 6, in schedule 3, page 77, line 8, after ‘persons)’, insert ‘save for section 839(5)(b)’. Amendment 7, in schedule 3, page 77, line 19, at end insert— ‘(c) may only apply to supplies made after the date of such order or where supplies have been contracted to be made prior to such order...
Peter Atkinson: Order. I have extended a certain amount of latitude, but we are in danger of going back over what was said before. Perhaps the Minister could move on to the schedule.
Peter Atkinson: It may be an issue, but not for clause 6.
Peter Atkinson: In normal circumstances, the Committee would adjourn only for Divisions, but in view of the importance of what such a statement might contain, I shall seek further advice.
Peter Atkinson: That is a point of observation, rather than a point of order.
Peter Atkinson: Order. I am anxious to keep the debate to clause 6.