§ Mr. Matthew Banks
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Finance Bill will be published; and if he will make notes on clauses available to hon. Members as usual. 
§ Mr. Jack
The Finance Bill will be published on Friday 3 January 1997. Explanatory notes on the Bill's clauses will be placed in the Vote Office and the Library of the House that day. In addition, the public will be able to obtain copies of the explanatory notes from the Treasury. They will also be available on the Internet at http://www.hm treasury.gov.uk. The explanatory notes build on the information previously provided in the notes on clauses by containing fuller explanatory material for each clause and schedule in the Bill, and aim to provide Parliament with a better understanding of the purpose and effect of the Government's proposals.