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Written Answers — HM Treasury: Self-assessment: Fines (6 Feb 2018)

Peter Dowd: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many self-assessment penalty fines were revoked in (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16, (c) 2016-17 and (d) 2017-18.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Virgin Trains East Coast (6 Feb 2018)

Peter Dowd: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of the early termination of the East Coast rail franchise with Stagecoach.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Gold and Foreign Exchange Reserves (6 Feb 2018)

Peter Dowd: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the value of the UK's foreign exchange reserves was in (a) 2013, (b) 2014, (c) 2015, (d) 2016 and (e) 2017.

Public Bill Committee: Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill: VAT deferral scheme (1 Feb 2018)

Peter Dowd: Further to that point of order, Mrs Main. I thank you and Ms Buck for the eloquence in which you have chaired the meeting, and for your forbearance. I thank the Clerks, Hansard and the Doorkeepers for their sterling work; they have even more forbearance. I thank colleagues who have undertaken scrutiny in a forensic, good-humoured and professional fashion, and that includes the Members on the...

Public Bill Committee: Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill: Commencement (1 Feb 2018)

Peter Dowd: I beg to ask leave to withdraw the amendment.

Public Bill Committee: Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill: Commencement (1 Feb 2018)

Peter Dowd: I beg to move amendment 19, in clause 55, page 38, line 15, l eave out “on the day on which this Act is passed” and insert “when the condition in section (Pre-commencement review: effects on border experience) is met”. This amendment is consequential on NC11.

Public Bill Committee: Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill: Commencement (1 Feb 2018)

Peter Dowd: The amendment seeks to oblige HMRC commissioners to carry out a pre-commencement review of the effect on the border experience. The Chancellor of the Exchequer will then be mandated to lay a report of that review before the House. The reasoning behind new clause 11 is simple: we are facing a shift of enormous magnitude, which demands a corresponding change in our approach to how we...

Public Bill Committee: Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill: Commencement (1 Feb 2018)

Peter Dowd: The Minister has heard what I have to say. We will not be pressing the amendment, although we will press the new clause. I beg to ask leave to withdraw the amendment.

Public Bill Committee: Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill: Commencement (1 Feb 2018)

Peter Dowd: I welcome that point. I would speak to the amendment but I will not, given the time. Does the Minister have any indication what the timetable might be for that structure in relation to deferrals, or can he come back to us?

Public Bill Committee: Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill: Commencement (1 Feb 2018)

Peter Dowd: I beg to move amendment 18, in clause 55, page 38, line 15, l eave out “on the day on which this Act is passed” and insert “when the condition in section (Pre-commencement review: effects on frictionless trade with European Union) is met”. This amendment is consequential on NC10.

Public Bill Committee: Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill: Commencement (1 Feb 2018)

Peter Dowd: The proposals seek to provide commencement for various provisions in the Bill under parts 1 to 5. New clause 10 seeks to require the Treasury to carry out a pre-commencement review considering the likely effects of the implementation of the provisions of the Bill on the prospects for frictionless trade within the EU after the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU. The review should...

Public Bill Committee: Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill: Power to make provision in relation to VAT or duties of customs or excise (1 Feb 2018)

Peter Dowd: It is important that we deal with the question raised by the amendment regarding sunset clauses. The Government originally did not want any of the sunset clauses in the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, but they were required or forced—people can call it what they will—by hon. Members from across the parties to put in sunset clauses. We were told at the time that the inclusion of...

Public Bill Committee: Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill: Power to make provision in relation to VAT or duties of customs or excise (1 Feb 2018)

Peter Dowd: I was trying to show that in this case there is a requirement for a sunset clause. It is absolutely crucial that we have sunset clauses and I am trying to show—I know that you will appreciate this, Mrs Main—that they are capable of being delivered.

Public Bill Committee: Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill: Power to make provision in relation to VAT or duties of customs or excise (1 Feb 2018)

Peter Dowd: That is spot on. We have raised that issue time after time. Having sunset clauses and taking control back is a sign of a confident Government who are strong and stable and know their direction of travel. That is why I am sure that every Government Member of the Committee will support the amendment’s specific proposal for a sunset clause.

Public Bill Committee: Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill: Power to make provision in relation to VAT or duties of customs or excise (1 Feb 2018)

Peter Dowd: We want transparency and openness, and that is why we are demanding sunset clauses, unlike the Under-Secretary of State, who would like this House to be as dark as Erebus. We want a sunset clause, and Parliament, the people and the Hansard Society all demand a sunset clause. We insist on sunset clauses and we will persist in insisting on them.

Public Bill Committee: Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill: Abolition of acquisition VAT and extension of import VAT (1 Feb 2018)

Peter Dowd: Yes, two buttons: control and whatever it is. As I have mentioned, we are not alone in this view, which is shared by the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee. The Government ought to respond to our genuine concerns in this matter, and we will persist in asking them until they do respond to our genuine concerns and those of other agencies, bodies, organisations and people.

Public Bill Committee: Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill: Abolition of acquisition VAT and extension of import VAT (1 Feb 2018)

Peter Dowd: We will not press the clause to a vote, because we have persistently made this point all the time. I completely accept that it gets pretty tedious, but it gets pretty tedious from this side as well, when we keep on getting told that Parliament cannot have the scrutiny that it constitutionally and rightly deserves. We will come back to this point. I have to say that other nations and...

Public Bill Committee: Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill: Abolition of acquisition VAT and extension of import VAT (1 Feb 2018)

Peter Dowd: I hope the Minister does it with more feeling next time. That was a whip through the clauses, but I will read them. The fact that any of us have any sentience at all is wonderful. I also notice that the Minister’s cut and paste button in relation to appropriate and proportionate has been in overdrive again. This area of our future relationship with the European Union has been the...

Public Bill Committee: Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill: Charge to export duty (1 Feb 2018)

Peter Dowd: On a point of order, Mrs Main. I indicated earlier that I wanted to speak on amendments 142 to 145 to clause 39, on animal welfare and sentience. I have tried to get in, but if the opportunity has passed, so be it. We may therefore have to pursue it on Report. I want the Committee to recognise that I did wish to speak and did indicate that.

Public Bill Committee: Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill: Regulations etc (1 Feb 2018)

Peter Dowd: I can remind my hon. Friend of what Mr Blackwell said. In relation to the 150 delegated powers, he said: “Some of the justifications I am struggling with, particularly as regards the use of urgency and non-urgency. I think time is an issue here, particularly if you do not have the backstop of further scrutiny by a Chamber—the second House—that is usually very good at looking...


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