HC Deb 08 June 1939 vol 348 c767

Considered in Committee under Standing Order No. 69.

[Colonel Clifton Brown in the Chair.]

Resolved, That, for the purposes of any Act of the present Session to establish a Ministry of Supply, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of moneys provided by Parliament of—

  1. (a)the salaries of the Minister of Supply and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry, and the salaries and allowances of other secretaries and officers and servants appointed by the Minister of Supply;
  2. (b) payments by way of grant or loan for the purpose of inducing the augmentation of stocks or the improvement of storage facilities;
  3. (c) grants in respect of capital expenditure reasonably incurred in complying with directions of the Minister of Supply to take measures which in his opinion are necessary to secure the due functioning of certain undertakings in the event of war, being grants at a rate in the pound equal to the standard rate of income tax for the year 1939 –40 on that expenditure;
  4. (d) any other expenses of the Minister of Supply to such amount as may be sanctioned by the Treasury;
and to provide for the extension of the meaning of the expression "defence services" in section one of the Defence Loans Act, 1937." (King's Recommendation signified.)—[Mr. W. S. Morrison.]

Resolution to be reported upon Monday next.