The Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimate) Bill

34.36Statutory authorisation of the Supply motions agreed at the time of the summer roll-up is given by the Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimate) Bill. The Bill authorises departments to use net resources, net capital and spend cash up to the amounts requested in the Main Supply Estimates (or, exceptionally, as amended by any Revised Estimates). The Bill gives parliamentary authority for total resources and capital requested to be used, and cash to be issued, from the Consolidated Fund, in pursuance of the Exchequer and Audit Departments Act 1866 and the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000. It also limits the way in which the resources and capital can be used by prescribing how the overall sum is to be appropriated to particular budgets in order to finance specified services.