Committee on Finance. - Dairy Produce Bill—Financial Resolution.

I move:—

(1) That there shall be charged, levied, and paid levies on butter held in stock on such dates as may from time to time be fixed by the Minister for Agriculture under statutory authority.

(2) That the said levies shall be paid to the Minister for Agriculture by such persons as shall be specified in that behalf by statute, and shall be paid by the said Minister into the dairy produce (price stabilisation) fund.

(3) That the said levies shall be charged, levied and paid at such several rates as shall from time to time be fixed by the Minister for Agriculture under statutory authority, and provision shall be made by statute for the collection and enforcing payment of the said levies.

This type of Financial Resolution is necessary, because there are levies being imposed under this measure. I do not think, however, that the justification for the resolution would be the same as the justification for the Bill and, if there is no objection, I should like to have the full debate on the Second Reading.

Is it not as well to take the matter in the ordinary way?

Owing to the fact that there is a levy in the Bill, this is a Financial Resolution, not a Money Resolution.

My suggestion is that I should be asked to make only one speech, and that on the Second Reading.

My hope was to get a second innings, one on the Resolution and one on the Bill.

Question agreed to.

Financial Resolution reported and agreed to.