Finance Bill 2017-19: Commons Second Reading

12 September 2017

MPs debated the Second Reading of the Finance Bill in the House of Commons on Tuesday 12 September.

Second Reading

Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Mel Stride, opened the debate.

Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Peter Dowd, responded on behalf of the Opposition.

The Finance Bill passed Second Reading 320 to 299 following a division. (Division 16).

The Finance Bill

Summary of the Bill

The Finance Bill aims to:

  • Grant certain duties and alter other duties
  • Amend the law relating to the national debt and the public revenue
  • Make further provision in connection with finance

Keep up to date with all the proceedings and documentation, including amendment papers, on the Finance Bill and find out how a Bill becomes an Act of Parliament.

House of Commons Library analysis

The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs and their staff of key issues. The papers contain factual information and a range of opinions on each subject, and aim to be politically impartial.

The Library has published a briefing paper for Second Reading

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