Taxation: Income Tax Bill

House of Lords written statement – made on 22nd February 2007.

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Section 19 of the Human Rights Act 1998 requires the Minister in charge of a Bill in either House of Parliament to make a statement before Second Reading about the compatibility of the provisions of the Bill with the convention rights, as defined in Section 1 of the Act.

I am the Minister in charge of the Income Tax Bill in the House of Lords. On 21 February 2007, I made the following statement, under Section 19(1)(a) of the Human Rights Act 1998:

"In my view, the provisions of the Income Tax Bill are compatible with the convention rights".