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Conclusion

As noted in Chapter One and throughout this Explanatory Guide, Parliament controls the public finances. This chapter has described its scrutiny of proposed appropriations (the Estimates and Supplementary Estimates) and the final results reported in the annual reports government organisations provide to Parliament. The chapter has also considered Parliament's power to grant Imprest Supply in advance of appropriations and the use of the Controller function to monitor payments against supply and appropriations. Finally, the Government's right of veto over proposals with fiscal implications made by members of Parliament was explained.

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