Amendment of the Law

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3rd May 1966.

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  1. 30. That it is expedient to amend the law with respect to the National Debt and the public revenue and to make further provision in connection with finance, so however, that this Resolution shall not extend to making—
    1. (a) amendments of the enactments relating to purchase tax so as to give relief from tax, other than amendments making the same provision for chargeable goods of whatever description, or for all goods to which any of the several rates of tax at present applies;
    2. (b) amendments of the provisions of the Finance (No. 2) Act 1964 relating to temporary charges on imports so as to give relief from the duty imposed by those provisions, other than amendments making the same provision for all goods chargeable with that duly.—[Mr. Callaghan.]