The 79.69 trillion yen fiscal 2006 budget cleared the House of Representatives on Thursday, paving the way for Diet approval by the March 31 fiscal yearend.

A vote on the general-account budget was held by the Lower House Budget Committee in the afternoon and was followed by a vote at the chamber’s plenary session.

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