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The Infrastructure (Financial Assistance) Bill would authorise the Government to provide financial assistance of up to £50 billion to support infrastructure projects. This Library Note provides summaries of the debates held in the House of Commons on the Bill at second reading on 17 September 2012 and at committee stage and third reading on 15 October 2012. It should be read in conjunction with the background briefing provided by the House of Commons Library Infrastructure (Financial Assistance) Bill (12 September 2012, RP 12/54).

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