846. Parliamentary control of appropriation.

846.     Parliamentary control of appropriation.

Parliamentary control exercised in respect of the determination in greater or lesser detail of how the revenue is to be raised and expended ends with the act of voting. Control of appropriation is exercised over those who actually expend the money through the knowledge that accounts will have to be submitted and that these accounts will be carefully scrutinised. For this purpose accounts must be submitted to the House of Commons by certain dates1 of:


    (1)     the receipts and issues of the Consolidated Fund2 and the National Loans Fund3;