624. Method adopted in Lords bills to avoid infringement of Commons privileges.

When it is desired by the House of Lords to proceed with bills which affect public taxation or expenditure1 the practice adopted is to insert on the third reading in that House words nullifying the effect of the provisions concerned in general terms2. When the bill is reprinted in the House of Commons these words are marked by a black line in the margin and a note added that they were inserted to avoid questions of privilege; the words may then be formally left out by amendment on committee stage, if the charges have received the approbation of the