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Amendment No 2 made: After clause 3, insert the following new clause
“Expenditure for purposes of sustainable development
3B.—(1) The Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister may incur expenditure for any purpose calculated to contribute to the achievement of sustainable development.
(2) In particular that Office may provide financial assistance to bodies which have among their objectives the promotion of sustainable development.
(3) In subsection (2) “financial assistance” means assistance by way of grants or loans on such conditions (including conditions as to repayment) as that Office may determine.” — [The Minister of Finance and Personnel (Mr S Wilson).]
New clause ordered to stand part of the Bill.