604. Financial authority of Parliament.

The Crown, acting on the advice of ministers, makes known to the House of Commons the monetary requirements of government1. The Commons grant such aids or supplies as are necessary for these requirements and provide through taxes the ways and means2 to meet the supplies which have been granted. The Commons do not grant money unless it is demanded by the Crown, nor do they impose or increase a tax except at the request of the Crown conveyed to them by a responsible minister. In accordance with this principle, no clause or amendment which has the effect of imposing