Other forms of proceeding for the initiation of expenditure

35.29Although a Money resolution is now almost invariably the form of proceeding employed to initiate expenditure for new purposes, certain other proceedings in the House may have implications for the approval of public expenditure, and may therefore require prior recommendation from the Crown in accordance with the principle embodied in Standing Order No 48. This section briefly describes those forms of proceedings.1


  1. 1. The use of petitions for initiating expenditure has lapsed. The effect of the reference in SO No 48 to petitions ‘for sums relating to public service’ has become purely negative—to prevent the reception of such petitions. This result is reinforced by SO No 49.