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Finance Bill: Money

Volume 747: debated on Tuesday 12 March 2024

King’s recommendation signified.


That, for the purposes of any Act of the present Session relating to finance, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of any expenditure incurred by the Commissioners for His Majesty’s Revenue and Customs or the Secretary of State which is attributable to provision made for credits to companies in respect of expenditure on the production of films which have a budget not exceeding a specified maximum and which have a specified connection to the United Kingdom.


That a Bill be brought in upon the foregoing Resolutions;

That the Chairman of Ways and Means, the Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Laura Trott, Gareth Davies, Bim Afolami and Nigel Huddleston do prepare and bring it in.

Finance (No. 2) Bill

Presentation and First Reading

Nigel Huddleston accordingly presented a Bill to make provision in connection with finance.

Bill read the First time; to be read a Second time tomorrow, and to be printed (Bill 179) with explanatory notes (Bill 179-EN).

On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. I am a big believer in honesty, and that I should correct my mistakes should I make one. In yesterday’s Budget debate I said that 222,000 families are affected by the two-child limit. I failed to read my own handwriting properly—the House of Commons Library briefing confirms that as of April 2023, 422,000 families are affected by the two-child limit. Could you advise me if it is possible for me to correct the record?

The hon. Lady will appreciate that that is not a strictly a matter for the Chair, but it is now a matter of record, and she can therefore take it that the record has been set straight.