844. Methods of carrying out the functions of the Crown, the House of Lords and the House of Commons.

844.     Methods of carrying out the functions of the Crown, the House of Lords and the House of Commons.

The Crown exercises its initiative by the Speech from the Throne at the opening of Parliament1, by message or by recommendation2. In its standing orders the House of Commons has recognised the Crown's right of initiating financial measures by refusing to entertain any petition or motion for a charge upon the revenue or for releasing or compounding any sum of money owing to the Crown unless it has been recommended by the Crown3, and has further provided that