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Departmental Expenditure Limits

Volume 473: debated on Friday 14 March 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to his written statement of 19 February 2008, Official Report, columns 34-37WS, on the departmental expenditure limit 2007-08, what the reasons are for the drawdown on the reserve for matched funding in the spring supplementary estimate exceeding that forecast in the winter supplementary estimate by £74,729,000. (194572)

The drawdown was to provide agreed match funding to ‘v’; v is a charity which helps introduce young people to volunteering.

The amount of £4,729,000 was in addition to the amount drawndown in the winter supplementary estimate and not in excess of it.