§ 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.