New procedural guides to the Budget and Finance Bill


We’ve received an email from our friends over at the Hansard Society, with links to New procedural guides to the Budget and Finance Bill.

Here’s what they wrote:

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.

The Budget

The Finance Bill