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Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) (No.2) Act 2010-12

Type of Bill:
Government Bill
Mr Mark Hoban
Her Majesty's Treasury
Lord Sassoon

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Commons

  1. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Last event

Act of Parliament

House Act Date
Appropriation Act 2011 c. 2 21.03.2011

Latest news on the Bill

Second reading and all remaining stages - took place on Wednesday 9 March. The Bill received Royal Assent on 16 March. The Bill is now an Act of Parliament (law).

This Bill is known as a "Money Bill". The House of Lords cannot amend Money Bills so committee stage, report stage and third reading are just formalities.

Summary of the Bill

The Bill provides Parliamentary authority for funds requested by the Government. It is part of 'supply procedure', which is how Parliament grants the Government’s requests for resources.

Two Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bills are passed each year, in March and July. They are sometimes referred to simply as “Appropriation Bills”. These, together with the Consolidated Fund Bill, provide authorisation from Parliament for the resources sought by the Government. Proceedings on the Bill are formal, ie there is no debate and the Bill goes through 'on the nod'.

Key areas

  • authorises provision sought in the Spring Supplementary Estimates for 2010/11 and the Statement of Excesses for 2009/10
  • authorises the release of money from the Consolidated Fund, which is the Government’s bank account
  • places limits on the purposes for which the money may be spent.

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