872. Appropriation Acts.

Traditionally, when all the supplies for the service of the financial year have been granted and agreed to by the House of Commons, a further and final Consolidated Fund Bill1 to authorise the issue from the Consolidated Fund2 of the sums still required and to appropriate all the money issued by it, and by the preceding Consolidated Fund Bills of the session, was passed, and known as the Appropriation Act3. Since 2004, a revised procedure has been adopted by the government whereby two Appropriation Bills are presented to Parliament each year, one in March dealing with the previous financial