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Navy, Army And Air Force Expenditure, 1948–49

Volume 477: debated on Monday 17 July 1950

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Resolutions reported:

I. Whereas it appears by the Navy Appropriation Account for the year ended the 31st day of March, 1949, that the aggregate Expenditure on Navy Services has not exceeded the aggregate sums appropriated for those Services and that, as shown in the Schedule hereto appended, the net surplus of the Exchequer Grants for Navy Services over the net Expenditure is £2,483,144 7s. 4d., namely:

£s.d.
Total Surpluses4,876,490160
Total Deficits2,393,34688
Net Surplus£2,483,14474

And whereas the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury have temporarily authorised the application of so much of the said total surpluses on certain Grants for Navy Services as is necessary to make good the said total deficits on other Grants for Navy Services.

1. "That the application of such sums be sanctioned."

II. Whereas it appears by the Army Appropriation Account for the year ended the 31st day of March, 1949, that the aggregate Expenditure on Army Services has not exceeded the aggregate sums appropriated for those Services and that, as shown in the Schedule hereto appended, the net surplus of the Exchequer Grants for Army Services over the net Expenditure is £12,936,166 12s. I Id., namely:

£s.d.
Total Surpluses15,000,992164
Total Deficits2,064,82635
Net Surplus£12,936,1661211

And whereas the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury have temporarily authorised the application of so much of the said total surpluses on certain Grants for Army Services as is necessary to make good the said total deficits on other Grants for Army Services.

2. "That the application of such sums he sanctioned."

III. Whereas it appears by the Air Appropriation Account for the year ended the 31st day of March, 1949, that the aggregate Expenditure on Air Services has not exceeded the aggregate sums appropriated for those Services and that, as shown in the Schedule hereto appended, the net surplus of the Exchequer Grants for Air Services over the net expenditure is £5,875,792 Its. 9d., namely:

£s.d.
Total Surpluses6,662,584101
Total Deficits786,791184
Net Surplus£5,875,792119

And whereas the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury have temporarily authorised the application of so much of the said total surpluses on certain Grants for Air Services as is necessary to make good the said total deficits on other Grants for Air Services.

3. "That the application of such sums be sanctioned."

Resolutions agreed to.

[For details see OFFICIAL REPORT, 10th July, 1950, Vol. 477, c. 1093-1100.]