Money bills under the Parliament Act 1911 and relationship to Commons financial procedure

33.25The rights and privileges of the House of Commons in respect of financial legislation are complemented by specific legislative provisions in s 1 of the Parliament Act 1911. Those provisions, the procedure for certification and the effect of certification on proceedings in the House of Lords, are considered in Chapter 37.1

It is possible for bills that are not subject to any of the specific provisions of Commons financial procedure to be certified as Money bills under s 1 of the Parliament Act 1911.2 The definitional relationship between Bills of Aids and Supplies and bills certified as Money bills under s 1 of the Parliament Act 1911, including recent instances of certification, is considered in Chapter 37.3


  1. 1. See paras 37.2837.32.
  2. 2. Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant Bill, CJ (2010–12) 222–23, 285; Northern Ireland Budget Bill, Votes and Proceedings, 13 November 2017; Northern Ireland Budget (Anticipations and Adjustments) Bill, Votes and Proceedings, 20 March 2018; Northern Ireland Budget (No 2) Bill, Votes and Proceedings, 9 July 2018.
  3. 3. See para 37.31.