Explanatory Notes

Parliamentary approval for financial costs or for charges imposed

83 A money resolution is required for the Bill, to cover the likely increase resulting from the Bill in public expenditure payable under other Acts.

84 As described in paragraph 80 above, there are the costs in terms of MPs’ salaries, allowances and pensions etc resulting from the retention, under clause 5, of 650 constituencies rather than the reduction to 600 constituencies. MPs’ salaries, for example, are paid out of money provided by Parliament under the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009.

85 No ways and means resolution is required for the Bill as it does not authorise any new charges on the people (broadly speaking, new taxation or other similar charges).


Prepared 18th May 2020