HL Deb 06 March 1995 vol 562 c6WA
Lord Lester of Herne Hill

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether it is still a convention followed by the Government that public expenditure which is either significant or recurring is required to be authorised by specific Act, in addition to the Appropriation Act.

Lord Henley:

Yes. The Government observe the terms of the 1932 agreement between the Treasury and the Committee of Public Accounts. The convention is set out in Chapter 2 of Government Accounting.