MPs debate Committee stage of the Finance (No 2) Bill

Committee stage Finance (No 2) Bill 2014
09 April 2014

MPs debated the Finance (No.2) Bill in a Committee of the Whole House in the House of Commons on Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 April 2014.

The Committee of the Whole House made no amendments to the Bill. The Bill will now be considered in a public bill committee. 

Committee of the Whole House, Finance (No.2) Bill, day two

The second day of debate on the Bill in a Committee of the Whole House took place on Wednesday 9 April 2014.

Committee of the Whole House, Finance (No.2) Bill, day one

The first day of debate on the Bill in a Committee of the Whole House took place on Tuesday 8 April 2014.

Further information

Summary of the Finance (No 2) Bill

The Finance (No.2) Bill is the second finance bill introduced during the 2013-14 session of Parliament. The Bill will enact many of the measures announced in the Budget which was presented by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, on 19 March 2014.

The formal description of the Finance Bill is 'a Bill to grant certain duties, to alter other duties, and to amend the law relating to the National Debt and the Public Revenue, and to make further provision in connection with finance'.

Progress of the Bill

The Bill was introduced to the House of Commons on 25 March 2014; the second reading took place on Tuesday 1 April 2014.

Keep up to date with all the proceedings and documentation, including amendment papers, on the Finance (No.2) Bill and find out how a bill becomes an Act of Parliament.

Related reading

Overview of Tax Legislation and Rates: March 2014

HM Treasury and HM Revenue & Customs published documents on 19 March 2014 that include details on tax measures to be legislated in Finance (No 2) Bill 2014, or that will otherwise come into effect in 2014-15. It also provides details of proposed tax changes announced at Budget 2014 to be legislated in Finance Bill 2015.

House of Commons Library analysis

The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs and their staff of key issues. The papers contain factual information and a range of opinions on each subject, and aim to be politically impartial.

What happens at a Committee of the Whole House?

When a bill passes its second reading and is considered in detailed, this usually takes place in a Public Bill Committee held outside the Chamber and made up of between 16 and 20 MPs.

Occasionally a bill will be considered by a Committee of the whole House and this discussion tales place in the Chamber itself, where all MPs can take part.

Any bill can be referred to a Committee of the whole House, but the procedure is normally reserved for finance bills and other important or controversial legislation.

What happens next?

When the Bill has been considered by the Committee of the whole House other parts of the Bill will then be further considered by a Public Bill Committee.

Watching debates from the public gallery

UK residents and overseas visitors can watch proceedings in the House of Commons by visiting the public gallery.

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