§ Considered in Committee under Standing Order No. 84 (Money Committees).—[Queen's Recommendation signified].
§ [SIR CHARLES MACANDREW in the Chair]
That, for the purposes of any Act of the present Session to make provision with respect to the payment of Exchequer Grants to local authorities in Scotland in lieu of the grants payable to such authorities under Part II of the Local Government Act, 1948, and, among other things, for purposes connected with the matters aforesaid, it is expedient to authorise !he payment out of moneys provided by Parliament, in respect of the year beginning with the sixteenth day of May, nineteen hundred and fifty-three, and of any subsequent year beginning with the sixteenth day of May, of grants to local authorities in Scotland amounting in the aggregate to a sum equal to eleven-eightieths of the total amount certified by the Minister of Housing and Local Government to have been paid in respect of the twelve months ending on the thirty-first day of March falling within the year in question to local authorities in England and Wales by way of Exchequer Equalisation Grants under Part I of the Local Government Act, 1948.—[Mr. J. Stuart]
§ Resolution to be reported Tomorrow.