asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the number of amendments to the Finance Bill tabled at Report stage by the Government ; how many were tabled on each day ; and how many represented changes to previous Government amendments.
pursuant to his reply[11th March 1975], gave the following information:One hundred and thirty-seven separate Government amendments to the Finance Bill were tabled at Report stage. In considering this total it should be borne in mind that a large number of these were consequential on other amendments, and that more than one amendment was sometimes required to cover a single point—for example, the deferment of the operative date for CTT from 26th March 1974 to 27th March 1974 alone required 22 separate amendments at Report. Of this total, 11 amendments were tabled on 24th February, 67 on 25th January, 40 on 26th February and six on 27th February. The remaining 13 were put down on or after 27th February. Six amendments altered or extended previous Government amendments.