870. Budget resolutions.

870.     Budget resolutions.

The financial proposals of the government are carried in the form of resolutions moved by the Chancellor of the Exchequer or some other minister. The practice following the budget statement is for a general debate to take place on the first ways and means resolution, normally that entitled 'amendment of the law', and for the questions to be put on this, and then forthwith on all the other resolutions at the end of the last day of the budget debate1.

However, provision must first be made for giving immediate provisional validity to those proposals which