881. Definition of a charge upon the revenue.

881.     Definition of a charge upon the revenue.

Before applying the checks which it has put upon its own power of imposing new burdens upon the revenue, the House of Commons must be satisfied that:

  1.  

    (1)     any charge is new and distinct;

  2.  

    (2)     the charge is payable out of the Consolidated Fund or the National Loans Fund; and

  3.  

    (3)     the charge is effectively imposed1.