878. Incidental expenditure.

If the objects of a bill when put into effect will cause a charge to be put on public funds, it is proper that the legislation should state whether the charge is to fall directly upon the Consolidated Fund or to be put upon the estimates and so be subjected to annual review. In the first case the legislation will create an effective charge. In the second case, since Parliament will have the opportunity of considering the estimate, no real charge is created, but in 1866 the House of Commons amended its standing orders to include expenditure 'out of

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