879. Bills having expenditure as their main object.

879.     Bills having expenditure as their main object.

Where a bill proposed to authorise new expenditure, the procedure on it in the House of Commons formerly depended upon whether the creation of the new charge was the main object of the bill or was only subsidiary to the main purpose. However the procedure now followed is in practice the same in both cases1, and a motion authorising the expenditure proposed in the bill is considered in the House after the bill has been read a second time and must be agreed to before the bill is, or