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Sajid Javid: The Government undertook an extensive consultation on air passenger duty last year. The consultation gathered views and evidence from stakeholders—more than 500 responses were received from all sectors. The Government published our response to the consultation on 6 December 2011 and we have no plans to commission further research.
Sajid Javid: That is a central plank of the Government’s policy, and I am sure that my hon. Friend will agree that some of the changes we have already announced, such as those contained in the personal allowance, which I know he supports, are doing exactly that.
Sajid Javid: I thought that the hon. Lady might start by congratulating the Government on the fifth consecutive fall in unemployment. She will know that one of the key planks of the Government’s policy for dealing with youth employment is the provision of apprenticeships. She might also welcome the 68% increase in the number of apprenticeships in her constituency.
Sajid Javid: The potential economic benefits of the Lancashire Enterprise Zone proposal, submitted by the Lancashire Local. Enterprise Partnership, were assessed against the same criteria as all other zones. These included the strength of the economic growth strategy, likely value for money and ease of implementation.
Sajid Javid: Yes, for the last time.
Resolved, That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.—(Sajid Javid.)
Sajid Javid: It is the charity itself.
Sajid Javid MP, Andrew Edwards and Sam Anderson gave evidence.
Sajid Javid: Yes. There is no geographical division within the United Kingdom as regards the total amount of £50 billion that is being allocated in the Bill. Applications will be dealt with and assessed on a case-by-case basis as they come in from different areas of the UK, including the devolved authorities.
Sajid Javid: First, I thank the hon. Gentleman for raising that point. He is right that that matter was raised in the evidence session. I have just received the figures, and during the course of this sitting I will be happy to discuss them further.
Sajid Javid: The hon. Gentleman raises the issue of Rubery youth centre, and he is correct that local young people are rightly concerned about it. However, he asks where they will go. They will go to the brand new £5 million youth centre that has opened one and a half miles up the road.
Sajid Javid: In the Bill, we do not make any value judgment about whether charities are good or bad. All charities that meet the requirements of the Charities Act are, in my opinion, good charities.
Sajid Javid: When we discussed the previous set of amendments, we touched on fraud and the need for this type of criteria.
Sajid Javid: The example of a loan to a trustee is the only one I can think of. For clarification, administrative costs are not caught by subsection (2), because they are a legitimate use of charitable donations.
Sajid Javid: If the hon. Lady will allow me, I will come on in a moment to donations by cheque and why they are being treated differently.
Sajid Javid: I tried to address that issue when I moved the Government amendment. If the charitable causes are entirely different, the provision would not apply.
Sajid Javid: I thank the hon. Gentleman for that intervention. He may well be right. Certain women’s institute groups may not be constituted as charities. It is an opportunity for me to clarify that the groups benefiting from the Bill would have to meet the qualifications.
This amendment is consequential on amendment 8.—(Sajid Javid.)
Sajid Javid: I beg to move amendment 11, in clause 8, page 5, line 9, leave out from ‘include’ to end of line 10 and insert ‘any parts of a building excluded by subsection (1A) or (1B)’.
Sajid Javid: Not in one week.