HC Deb 20 January 1937 vol 319 cc315-6

Resolution reported: That it is expedient to amend the Empire Settlement Act. 1922, as follows:

  1. (a) by prolonging by fifteen years the period beyond which the liability of the Secretary of State to make contributions under schemes agreed under the said Act is not to extend, so, however, that in any financial year after the current financial year the aggregate amount expended by the Secretary of State under any such scheme or schemes shall not exceed one million five hundred thousand pounds, exclusive of the amount of any sums received by way of interest on or repayment of advances previously made;
  2. (b) by providing that the limit on the contributions of the Secretary of State towards the expenses of any such scheme shall be increased from one-half to three-quarters of those expenses, except in the case of—
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    2. (i) a development or land settlement scheme; or
    3. (ii) a scheme towards the expenses of which the government of a part of His Majesty's oversea dominions have agreed to contribute."

Resolution agreed to.

Bill ordered to be brought in upon the said Resolution by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Malcolm MacDonald, Mr. Ernest Brown, and Lieut.-Colonel Colville.

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  3. ADJOURNMENT, 18 words