Well, you see, the shifting was within a vote, from one allotment to another—a sub-vote to another, as I prefer—but you can't have a vote structure so small that it cripples discretion within departments. On the other hand, you can't have a vote structure so big that departments have complete discretion. It's the thin line they walk. I'm trying to remember the Irishman who walked the thin line between discretion on the one hand and indiscretion on other. It's sort of like that in setting up these systems of votes and allotments.
There is a fair amount of discretion. Normally, to my mind, it's not abused. When I see something surprising, like what the Auditor General reported on, I scratch my head and ask, “How could that happen?” My suspicion is that it was something in the oddity of the vote and what was permitted in the allotments that allowed it. But normally we can trust, I think, that when Parliament votes money for a purpose, even down to the allotment level, the government is going to spend it on that.