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Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Act 2010-12

Type of Bill:
Government Bill
Justine Greening
HM Treasury
Lord Sassoon
HM Treasury

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
Commons Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Act 2011 c.10 23.08.2011

Latest news on the Bill

Second reading and all remaining stages - took place on 18 July.

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.

Following agreement by both Houses on the text of the Bill it received Royal Assent on 19 July. The Bill is now an Act of Parliament (law).


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. Proceedings on the Bill are formal; there is no debate and the Bill goes through 'on the nod'. This type of Bill was previously known as the Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill. Following changes to financial reporting to Parliament, brought about by the Alignment project, the Bill is now known as the Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Bill.

Key areas

  • 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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