§ Mr. Jim Marshall
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how the temporary employment subsidy scheme is to be introduced before the Employment Protection Bill receives the Royal Assent.492W
§ Mr. Foot
It is an accepted convention that once satisfactory provision is before the House in a Bill—or by way of tabled amendment—the expenditure which it will authorise may be taken before enactment by virtue of the general powers in the Appropriations Act covering the relevant period. I Supplementary Estimate will be presented in due course. In the meantime recourse will be made to the Contingencies Fund.