HC Deb 20 May 2002 vol 386 cc103-4W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if statutory instruments under clause 19 of the Finance Bill will be subject to the affirmative procedure. [57339]

Mr. Boateng

Clause 19 provides that Schedule 5 to the Bill shall have effect. Under the provisions of Schedule 5, affirmative resolutions will be required where regulations are to be maderequiring a supplement to be payable (where not otherwise payable) when a licence expires and is not renewed before the end of a specified period; as to the time at which a supplement is payable (where payable earlier than it would otherwise be payable) and by whom it is payable (where payable by a person who would not otherwise have to pay it); to increase the amount of a supplement (which may vary according to the period between expiry of a licence and renewal of payment of the supplement.

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