Money resolutions in respect of government bills

35.20In the case of government bills, a Money resolution is normally considered immediately after the second reading of the bill to which it relates. Such resolutions have also been considered after presentation but before second reading,1 or immediately before consideration in the Committee of the whole House.2 Money resolutions, or additional Money resolutions, have also been moved in the course of committee stage3 and before the report stage to provide cover for the consideration of amendments requiring Money cover.4 Similarly, Money resolutions have been taken before consideration of Lords amendments which impose a charge on the public revenue.5


  1. 1. CJ (1974–75) 97, 99; ibid (1990–91) 297, 304.
  2. 2. CJ (1995–96) 353 (after bill reported from select committee).
  3. 3. CJ (2009–10) 187.
  4. 4. For example, CJ (1993–94) 269; ibid (2009–10) 275. See also para 28.113.
  5. 5. For example, Votes and Proceedings, 23 March 2016 and 23 January 2017.