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Consolidated Fund Act 2009

Type of Bill:
Government Bill
Sponsors:
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
HM Treasury
Lord Myners
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 events

Act of Parliament

House Act Date
Commons Consolidated Fund Act 2009 ch.27 | PDF version, 64KB 16.12.2009

Latest news on the Consolidated Fund Act 2009


Following agreement by both Houses on the text of the Bill it received Royal Assent on 16 December 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 Consolidated Fund Act 2009

The Bill provides Parliamentary authority for funds requested by the Government. It is part of what is called ‘supply procedure’. This is how Parliament grants the Government’s requests for resources. 

A Consolidated Fund Bill is passed every year. The Bill is one of three pieces of legislation in each financial year which provide authorisation from Parliament for the resources sought by the Government. In addition to this Bill, there are two Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bills. Proceedings on the Bill are formal - there is no debate.

Key areas

  • authorises provision sought in the Winter Supplementary Estimates for 2009-10 and in the Vote on Account for 2010-11
  • authorises the release of money from the Consolidated Fund, which is the Government’s bank account

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