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Concurrence in Supply and taxation

37.2Stated generally, the role of the Lords in the grant of Supply for the service of the Crown, and in the imposition of taxation, is to agree, and not to initiate or amend. Thus, while the Queen’s Speech on the opening of a session is addressed to both Houses of Parliament, the demand for Supply is directed to the Commons; the Lords may scrutinise the financial legislation which that demand creates but only within limits. Their concurrence is sought but, if withheld, it may be dispensed with in respect of bills certified under s 1 of the Parliament Act 1911.