860. Exceptional or special grants.

In the course of a session the Crown may find it necessary to demand from Parliament a grant for some particular purpose which is thought of too much importance to be included in the ordinary supplementary estimates1. Such demands usually relate to the maintenance of the dignity and well-being of the Crown2, or the reward of persons who have rendered distinguished service to the Commonwealth3. In that event the Crown sends a message under the sign manual which is conveyed to each House by a Minister of the Crown. In the House of Lords an address is moved in