Bill sent or returned to Commons
7.148 When a bill originates in the Lords, a
"House bill", which is a fair print of the bill as it
stands as amended after third reading, is endorsed and signed
by the Clerk of the Parliaments and sent to the Commons with a
message seeking their agreement to it. The Commons print the bill
in the form in which it appears in the House bill.
7.149 If the Lords agree to a Commons bill without
amendment, proceedings on the bill are at an end. A message is
sent to the Commons so informing them and the bill awaits the
Royal Assent. The bill itself is only returned to the Commons
if it is a supply bill and the Royal Assent is to be signified
by Commission (see appendix H, page 223).
7.150 Where a Commons bill is amended in the
Lords, the amendments are marked into the House bill which is
then endorsed by the Clerk of the Parliaments and sent back to
the Commons with a message seeking the Commons' agreement to the
Lords amendments. The Commons then print the Lords amendments.