Considered in Committee under Standing Order No. 69.
[Major Milner in the Chair]
"That, for the purposes of any Act of the present Session to provide for the payment out of the Exchequer in respect of three years of grants towards local government expenses supplementary to the General Exchequer Contribution, for the making in certain contingencies of contributions by county councils towards such grants, and for purposes connected therewith, it is expedient to authorise—
(a) the payment, out of moneys provided by Parliament, of grants to local authorities in respect of the years beginning on the first day of April, nineteen hundred and forty-five, nineteen hundred and forty-six and nineteen hundred and forty-seven, of amounts representing Exchequer contributions of ten million pounds for the first year, eleven million pounds for the second year and twelve million pounds for the third year, together with an amount for each year equal to the total of any sums required by the said Act to be contributed by county councils for making up the amounts of grants under the said Act for that year to the councils of areas within counties; and (b) the payment into the Exchequer of any sums required by the said Act to be contributed as aforesaid by county councils." (King's Recommendation signified.) — [Mr. Key.]
Resolution to be reported upon Monday next.