HC Deb 20 June 1960 vol 625 c157

[Queen's Recommendation signified.]

Considered in Committee under Standing Order No. 84 (Money Committees).

[Major Sir WILLIAM ANSTRUTHER-GRAY in the Chair)

Motion made, and Question proposed, That, for the purposes of any Act of the present Session to amend the law relating to building societies, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of any expenses incurred by the Chief Registrar of Friendly Societies in consequence of the provisions of the Act, and the payment into the Exchequer of any money received by him under the Act.

9.59 p.m.

Mr. Glenvil Hall (Colne Valley)

Surely we are to have some explanation of this Money Resolution. My memory goes back over a number of years, and it is my recollection that at no time during the period when a Labour Government adorned the benches opposite was a Money Resolution allowed to go through without some explanation from someone speaking on behalf of the Treasury. Can we be told how much this is going to cost and how much income from other sources it is expected will come into the Exchequer?

Mr. Barber

It is not easy to give an estimate as the right hon. Member for Colne Valley (Mr. Glenvil Hall) will realise, but—

It being Ten o'clock, The CHAIRMAN left the Chair to report Progress and ask leave to sit again.

Committee report Progress. Proceedings of the Committee of Ways and Means exempted, at this day's Sitting, from the provisions of Standing Order No. 1 (Sittings of the House).—[Mr. Amory.]