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Amendment of the Law

The Amendment of the Law Motion relates to the chancellor's Budget statement.

It is a general resolution laid before the House of Commons by the chancellor of the exchequer.

It enables the financial changes proposed in the Budget statement to be passed into law for a limited period until the Finance Act is passed.

The amendment of the law is moved formally at the start of the Budget debate and, together with the Ways and Means resolutions, is voted on at the end of this debate.

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