§ Mr. Morgan
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his answer of 6 June,Official Report, column 91, what form of notification is made and authorisation sought from his Department by spending Departments before extra-statutory payments are made. 
§ Mr. Heathcoat-Amory
Arrangements for the authorisation of extra-statutory payments and for notification vary between Departments and agencies. In common with other forms of special payment, the Treasury may agree specific delegation levels with Departments for extra-statutory payments. The rules on the notation of special payments in appropriation accounts are set out in paragraph 12.6.18 of "Government Accounting".