HC Deb 07 August 1925 vol 187 c1757

Amendment proposed: "In page 1, line 19, to leave out the word "forty-four" and to insert instead thereof the word "fifty-four."—[Mr. Guinness.]

Captain BENN

The object of this Amendment is to authorise an increase of the appropriation by £10,000,000. Am I in Order at this stage in asking—I note the absence of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, which seems to be somewhat surprising on so important a Vote, but I am satisfied with the authority and the ability and the efficiency of the Financial Secretary to the Treasury in asking how it is proposed to raise the £10,000,000. Is it to come from tea or beer or sugar?


That cannot possibly be in order on the Committee stage of this Bill.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.