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If you are watching the Chancellor’s Statement this afternoon, and keeping an eye on the Budget debate over the next week and then the Finance Bill, our new procedural guides to the Budget and the Finance Bill will help you navigate your way through the parliamentary proceedings.
Why does the Deputy Speaker chair the debate on Budget day? Why does the Chancellor move a Provisional Collection of Taxes motion? What is a Ways and Means motion? Can MPs amend Budget motions? What is a ‘Bill of Aids and Supplies’? Is the scrutiny process for the Finance Bill any different to that for other Bills? Why does the House of Lords not conduct detailed scrutiny of the Finance Bill?
The answers to these and many more questions are set out in the guides.
- What is the Budget and what are the key parliamentary stages of the Budget process?
- What constitutional principles and procedural rules govern the Budget process?
- What happens in the Chamber during the Financial Statement and Budget debate?
- What motions does the Chancellor move at the end of the Financial Statement?
- What is a Provisional Collection of Taxes motion?
- What are the Ways and Means motions?
- Can MPs amend a Budget motion?
- How do MPs vote on the Budget motion?
- Do select committees scrutinise the Budget?
The Finance Bill