European Union Bill [Money]

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 7:27 pm on 9th February 2005.

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Queen's recommendation having been signified—

Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52(1)(a) (Money resolutions and ways and means resolutions in connection with bills),

That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the European Union Bill, it is expedient to authorise—

(1) the payment out of money provided by Parliament of—

(a) expenditure incurred by a Minister of the Crown or government department by virtue of the Act; and

(b) any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable out of such money under any other Act;

(2) the payment out of the Consolidated Fund of—

(a) charges paid by the Electoral Commission in respect of services rendered, or expenses incurred, by or on behalf of the Chief Counting Officer or a counting officer in connection with the referendum for which the Act provides;

(b) sums payable in respect of increases of superannuation contributions required to be paid by local authorities in consequence of fees paid as part of those charges;

(c) sums in respect of expenses incurred in accordance with an order relating to the holding or conduct of a referendum in Gibraltar;

(d) any increase attributable to the Act in the sums charged on and falling to be paid out of that Fund under any other Act;

(3) the payment out of the National Loans Fund of any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable out of that Fund under any other Act.—[Gillian Merron.]

Question agreed to.