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Appropriation (No. 3) Act 2010

Type of Bill:
Government Bill
Mr Mark Hoban
Her Majesty's Treasury
Lord Sassoon
Her Majesty's 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 Appropriation (No. 3) Act 2010 c.30 | PDF version, 399KB 29.07.2010

Latest news on the Appropriation (No. 3) Act 2010

Following agreement by both Houses on the text of the Bill it received Royal Assent on 27 July. The Bill is now an Act of Parliament (law).

Summary of the Appropriation (No. 3) Act 2010

The Bill provides Parliamentary authority for funds requested by the Government. It is part of the 'supply procedure', which is how Parliament grants the Government’s requests for resources.

There are usually two Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bills each year, in March and July. This year there was also a Bill in April because of the General Election. These Bills are sometimes referred to simply as 'Appropriation Bills'. Together with the Consolidated Fund Bill, the Bills provide authorisation from Parliament for the resources sought by the Government. Proceedings on the Bill are formal (ie there is no debate and the Bill goes through 'on the nod').

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
  • once passed, the Bill becomes the Appropriation (No. 3) Act 2010.

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