HC Deb 13 November 1962 vol 667 c244

[Queen's Recommendation signified.]

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


Motion made, and Question proposed, That, for the purposes of any Act of the present Session to provide for the payment out of moneys provided by Parliament of additional compensation in respect of claims arising in connection with certain events in Egypt, to require the Foreign Compensation Commission to pay sums into the Exchequer in respect of deductions made in meeting such claims, and to make provision in relation to pensions and other payments to or in respect of members, officers and servants of the Commission, it is expedient to authorize—

  1. (a) the payment out of moneys provided by Parliament of sums required for the making of payments to the Foreign Compensation Commission under the said Act in respect of claims arising in connection with events in Egypt;
  2. (b) the payment into the Exchequer under the said Act of amounts which, in making payments in respect of claims so arising, the Foreign Compensation Commission has deducted in respect of loans made by Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom;
  3. (c) any increase attributable to the said Act in the sums which, in respect of the expenses of the Foreign Compensation Commission, are to be or may be paid out of moneys provided by Parliament or paid into the Exchequer under Section 7 (2) of the Foreign Compensation Act, 1950.

5.42 p.m.

Mr. G. R. Mitchison (Kettering)

I want to make one protest. This Money Resolution follows the language of the Bill almost exactly. The Government forgot entirely about the interest on the deductions, and if the Money Resolution remains as it is they will be unable to correct their error. It shows that they should not have Money Resolutions drawn as tightly as this, but should allow for the possibility—indeed, the probability—that the Government will make a mistake.

Question put and agreed to.

Resolution to be reported.

Report to be received Tomorrow.

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