626. Lords right to reject bills.

The House of Lords may reject a bill in its entirety without infringing the financial privileges of the Commons. Its power to reject even a bill of aids and supplies has been acknowledged in former times by the House of Commons1. The Lords have further maintained that this right includes a right to omit from a bill financial provisions which they are unable to amend because of the Commons privilege, where those provisions form a separate subject from the rest of the bill. This claim of right has been exercised on several occasions