Considerations for Parliament in Reforming the Business of Supply

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Summary
PBO believes the Government’s objective to enhance Parliament’s role in upfront financial scrutiny is laudable.  However, two of the proposals (purpose-based appropriations and delaying the main estimates) warrant further attention by parliamentarians.

Parliamentarians may also wish to ask for additional details regarding the Government’s plan to streamline its internal budgetary approval processes.