The right of the House of Lords to reject bills with financial provisions, and any power of amendment which it might wish to assert against the privilege of the Commons, was curtailed in the case of certain bills by the Parliament Act 19111.
Under that Act, a 'money bill' means a public bill2 which in the opinion of the Speaker of the House of Commons3 contains only provisions dealing with:
(1) the imposition, repeal, remission, alteration or regulation of taxation;
(2) the imposition for the payment of debt or other financial purposes of charges on the Consolidated Fund, the National
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