Post Office and Telegraph [Money]

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 30th January 1948.

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Considered in Committee, under Standing Order No. 69.—(King's Recommendation signified.)

[Sir ROBERT YOUNG in the Chair]

Resolved: That, for the purposes of any Act of the present Session, to provide for raising further money for the development of the postal, telegraphic and telephonic systems and the repayment to the Post Office Fund of moneys applied thereout for such development, it is expedient—

  1. (i) to authorise the payment out of the Consolidated Fund of such sums, not exceeding in the whole seventy-five million pounds, as may be required for the purposes of such development or of such repayment;
  2. (ii) to authorise the Treasury to borrow, by means of terminable annuities, for the purpose of providing money for sums so authorised to be issued, or for repaying to the Consolidated Fund all or any part of the sums so issued, and to authorise payment into the Exchequer of any sums so borrowed;
  3. (iii) to provide for the payment of such terminable annuities out of moneys provided by Parliament for the service of the Post Office, or, if those moneys are insufficient, out of the Consolidated Fund."—[Mr. Wilfred Paling.]

Resolution to be reported upon Monday next.