Amendments in committee (or on report)

35.27Amendments which would entail expenditure not covered by the Money resolution are ruled out of order. If the question has been proposed on an amendment which in the course of debate is shown to involve unauthorised expenditure in this way, it is the duty of the Chair to intervene and the question on the amendment cannot be put.1 Similarly, an amendment which seeks to divert expenditure authorised by a Money resolution from the purpose for which it was recommended by the Crown to another purpose is always ruled out of order. If by inadvertence a public bill committee reports a bill containing words not covered by a Money resolution, the bill may be re-committed to the public bill committee (see paras 28.141, 39.2839.29 ) or to a Committee of the whole House.2


  1. 1. For example, CJ (1920) 280; HC Deb (1920) 131, c 1900.
  2. 2. CJ (1989–90) 310, 312–13.