Insistence by the Lords on the financial powers reserved to them

37.3While the Lords acquiesce in the Commons' claim to financial privilege,1 they in their turn claim the proper recognition of their constitutional responsibilities in those matters of finance reserved to them. So for instance they regularly debate Money bills (other than Supply and Appropriation Bills) at second reading and make amendments with financial implications to other bills.

Footnotes

  1. The Lords resolution of 1702 condemning the practice of ‘tacking’ (see para 37.17 ) virtually admitted their inability to amend bills of Supply and it is explicit in the Companion to the Standing Orders of the House of Lords (2017 edn), para 8.197.