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6.—(1) The use of resources by—
(a)a Northern Ireland department, and
(b)any relevant body or person,
for any purpose in any financial year must be authorised for that year by Budget Act or under section 8 and must not exceed any amount so authorised in relation to that purpose.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to the use of resources for services which are under any statutory provision payable out of —
(a)the Consolidated Fund;
(b)the Northern Ireland National Insurance Fund; or
(c)any other fund established under a statutory provision.
(3) Subsection (1) is subject to section 7.
(4) A body or person is a relevant body or person for the purposes of this section and section 8 if an estimate is approved by the Assembly for that body or person in respect of each financial year.
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