HC Deb 04 December 1950 vol 482 c158

Considered in Committee of the whole House under Standing Order No. 84 (Money Committees).—[King's Recommendation signified.]

[Colonel Sir CHARLES MACANDREW in the Chair]

Motion made, and Question proposed, That, for the purposes of any Act of the present Session to make provision for increasing the amount which may not be exceeded by town councils in Scotland in respect of certain expenditure; for raising the limit on special district rates leviable by county councils in Scotland, and to restrict the power of county councils and town councils in Scotland to borrow money for certain purposes, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of moneys provided by Parliament of any increase in the Exchequer Equalisation Grant payable under Part II of the Local Government Act, 1948, which is attributable to increased expenditure by a town or a county council in pursuance of the said Act of the present Session.—[Mr. Jay.]

Captain Crookshank (Gainsborough)

May I ask how it is that this Business is being taken after Ten o'Clock? Is this exempted Business?

The Deputy-Chairman

It is not exempted Business; but objection has not been taken.

Resolution to be reported Tomorrow.