Private Members’ Bills: Money Resolutions

Part of Royal Assent – in the House of Commons at 10:39 am on 10th May 2018.

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Photo of Andrea Leadsom Andrea Leadsom Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons 10:39 am, 10th May 2018

I say gently to my hon. Friend that the financial initiative of the Crown is a basic constitutional principle; it is for the Government of the day to initiate financial resolutions. It is a long-standing constitutional principle and it is set out in “Erskine May”.