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Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
The Convener (Kenneth Gibson) Good morning and welcome to the 11th meeting in 2014 of the Finance Committee. I remind everybody to turn off mobile phones and other electronic devices.

Agenda item 1 is a decision on whether to take items 3 to 6 in private. Are members agreed?

Members indicated agreement.

Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
The Convener Agenda item 2 is the continuation of our stage 1 consideration of the Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Bill, as part of which we will also consider the most recent update on the implementation of the Scotland Act 2012. I welcome to the meeting Eleanor Emberson from the Scottish Government, John Kenny...

Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
The Convener I realise that, even with those additional activities, your costs would still be just over £2 million lower and you would have more robust collection and so on.

Will you answer the second part of my question?



Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
The Convener Okay.

I have to say that your figures of £1 million set-up cost and £100,000 a year running cost for IT sound a bit ballpark to me. If you had said that the set-up cost would be £922,000 and the running costs £87,000 a year, I would take the view that you had drilled down into the figures...

Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
The Convener I would appreciate that.

In your update paper, you talk about the need for

“a stronger approach to combating tax avoidance”

and, as you point out, the committee is certainly supportive of that. You then go on to talk about the tax gap and say that for land and buildi...

Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
The Convener You hope that there will be less avoidance.



Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
The Convener Okay. I see that you say in your submission:

“we make a conservative estimate that the tax gap for LBTT could be around £4.5m a year—£22.5m over the period”—

and that you now plan to reduce “the expected tax gap”. You are not seeking to clear the entire £4.5 million, but you ar...

Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
The Convener I am aware of that, but how much do you expect to bring in from it?



Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
The Convener I will now open the session to colleagues round the table.



Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
The Convener That concludes questions from committee members. I will ask a further question as I realise that Mr King is feeling somewhat neglected, given that no questions have been directed to him. I cannot let you just sit there, Mr King; you have to earn your crust this morning. I will ask you a wee question...
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S4M-09557.2 Kenny MacAskill: Stop and Search—As an amendment to motion S4M-09557 in the name of Alis
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YesCarried

S4M-09557 Alison McInnes: Stop and Search—That the Parliament notes that stop and search is an opera
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YesCarried

S4M-09558.2 Michael Matheson: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—As an amendment to motion S4M-09558
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YesCarried

S4M-09558.1 Richard Simpson: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—As an amendment to motion S4M-09558
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NoDefeated

S4M-09558 Jim Hume: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—That the Parliament notes that one in four ad
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YesCarried

S4M-09547.1 Jackson Carlaw: Scotland, A Good Global Citizen—As an amendment to motion S4M-09547 in t
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NoDefeated

S4M-09482.1 Jackie Baillie: Child Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09482 in the name of Margare
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NoDefeated

S4M-09482.3 Liz Smith: Child Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09482 in the name of Margaret Bur
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S4M-09482.2 Liam McArthur: Child Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09482 in the name of Margaret
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NoDefeated

S4M-09482 Margaret Burgess: Child Poverty—That the Parliament welcomes the Scottish Government’s rev
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YesCarried

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Motion S4M-09672: Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09671: Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09670: Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09463: Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09395: Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09392: Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09374: Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09368: Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09357: Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08449: Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/11/2013 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4T-00648: Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03052: Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-19406: Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/01/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02823: Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/01/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4F-01814: Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/01/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-18951: Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/12/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02766: Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/12/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02721: Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/12/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-18585: Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/11/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02679: Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/11/2013 Show Full Question >>

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