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Department For National Savings

Volume 974: debated on Monday 26 November 1979

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the effect will be on his Department for national savings' cash limit of the arrangements for paying recompense announced to Parliament on 13 July.

At this point in the recompense operation, unavoidable additional expenditure is estimated to be £1·874 million and an increase in the DNS cash limit for this amount is therefore necessary. A winter Supplementary Estimate for this purpose will shortly be laid before Parliament.