Scope of debate on second and third reading of the Finance Bill

36.40While the normal rules relating to the scope of debate on second and third reading apply to the Finance Bill as much as to other bills, some latitude is permitted provided that this does not extend to re-opening an entirely general debate on economic policy or public expenditure unrelated to the Bill.1

Footnotes

  1. HC Deb (1992–93) 228, c 898; ibid (2008–09) 492, c 217.