Supply and Appropriation Bills

34.35As has been emphasised, the Supply resolutions of the House of Commons do not themselves constitute authority for expenditure. Those resolutions serve as a foundation for the legislation which provides the authorisation (see paras 33.7–33.11 ). The bills for this purpose are known as Supply and Appropriation Bills, and are brought in upon the relevant Supply resolutions, usually as soon as the resolutions have been agreed to. As bills founded on charging resolutions, they form a category of Bills of Aids and Supplies and have an enacting formula reflecting the role of the Commons in their origination.1


  1. 1. See para 26.9 for details on enacting formula. See para 33.21 for Bills of Aids and Supplies.