§ Mr. Mellor
Under the terms of the scheme the board is solely responsible for deciding what compensation should be paid in individual cases. The board is financed by grant-in-aid which is paid periodically as necessary. The board notifies the Home Office at intervals what money is required to meet expenditure on the scheme. Estimates of the provision required to meet forthcoming expenditure are submitted annually to Parliament. In years when the board's expenditure has seemed likely to exceed the budget estimate, a supplementary estimate has always been sought.