HC Deb 21 April 1952 vol 499 c163

Resolution reported, That, for the purposes of any Act of the present Session to increase the amount of the advances which may be made under section twelve of the New Towns Act, 1946, it is expedient to authorise any increase, attributable to the provisions of the said Act of the present Session raising to one hundred million pounds the limit of fifty million pounds imposed by the said section twelve in respect of such advances, in the sums which, under or by virtue of the said Act of 1946, are to be or may be issued out of the Consolidated Fund, defrayed out of moneys provided by Parliament, raised by borrowing, remitted or paid into the Exchequer.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That this House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolution."

Mr. Geoffrey Bing (Hornchurch)

On a point of order. Ought we to discuss this contentious matter now? I know that my hon. Friends have a great many points to raise.

Mr. Deputy-Speaker (Colonel Sir Charles MacAndrew)

It may be contentious, but it is exempted business.

Question put, and agreed to.