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Finance Bill Debates

Alan Dolton describes the discussion of the Finance Bill by the Committee of the Whole House and the first two sittings of Standing Committee B
The Committee of the Whole House began considering the Finance Bill on Monday 13 June with Clause 11 (gift aid: donations to charity by individuals). Conservative spokesman Mark Francois (Rayleigh) proposed two amendments to reduce the specified period in the proposed new FA 1990 s 5H from one year to three months and to expand the range of charities that may claim gift aid on their admissions under subsection 5G to include 'interactive experiments with an educational purpose'. Newly-elected Conservative backbencher Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon) proposed an amendment to extend the definition of who can accompany a donor under gift aid in subsection (5I)(a). The Economic Secretary...

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