Procedure under the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949

30.49Conditions are laid down by the Parliament Act 1911, as amended by the Parliament Act 1949, under which bills which have passed the House of Commons may acquire the force of law without passing the House of Lords. The Parliament Acts do not apply to (a) bills originating in the House of Lords;1 (b) bills to extend the maximum duration of Parliament beyond five years; (c) provisional order bills; (d) private bills; (e) delegated legislation. Public bills are divided for the purposes of the Act into ‘Money bills’ as defined by the Act, and other public bills. The procedure with regard to ‘Money bills’ is described in Chapter 37.