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Fifth Schedule—(Amendment Consequential On Abolition Of Permanent Annual Charge For National Debt)

Volume 529: debated on Thursday 8 July 1954

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I beg to move, in page 50, line 25, after "Debt," to insert:

"(including any such enactment contained in an Act of the same Session as this Act, passed at the same time as or after this Act)."
Clause 32, to which this Schedule is attached, abolishes the permanent annual charge for the National Debt, and the Schedule makes certain consequential alterations in other Statutes. The purpose of this Amendment is to secure that these consequential changes are also effected in Bills at present before Parliament.

The Government will no doubt be glad to hear that, in view of the lucid and comprehensive explanation given by the Financial Secretary, we on this side of the House do not propose to oppose the Amendment.

Amendment agreed to.

Bill to be read the Third time Tomorrow, and to be printed [Bill No. 141].