(1) This section applies if—
(a) the Treasurer presents a bill for an Appropriation Act for the appropriation for the Office of the Legislative Assembly relating to a financial year in the Legislative Assembly; and
(b) the appropriation is less than the recommended appropriation for the financial year.
(2) Immediately after presenting the bill, the Treasurer must present to the Legislative Assembly a statement of reasons for departing from the recommended appropriation.
(3) In this section:
"recommended appropriation"—see section 20.