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Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill
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The Consolidated Fund is the government's general bank account at the Bank of England.

MAIN PROVISIONS
BILL'S PROGRESS 2005
Origin: House of Commons
Introduced: 22 June 2005
Second and third readings: 4 July 2005

LORDS:
Second reading & remaining stages: 19 July 2005

ROYAL ASSENT: 20 July 2005
  • This bill is the House of Commons' formal authorisation of the government's expenditure plans for the years ending in 31 March 2005 and 31 March 2006

    According to the Treasury the use of resources for services is:-

  • Year ending 31 March 2005 - 6,742,891,000
  • Year ending in 31 March 2006 - 158,080,667,000

    BACKGROUND
    BILL'S PROGRESS 2004/05
    Origin: House of Commons
    Introduced: 9 December 2004
    Second reading: 13 December 2004
    HOUSE OF LORDS
    First reading: 14 December 2004
    Second reading: 16 December 2004
    Third reading: 16 December 2004
    Payments from the government's bank account must be authorised by the House of Commons.



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