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Contingency Reserve

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what allocations have been made from the contingency reserve for (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10; and if he will make a statement. (255003)

Allocations from the DEL Reserve to departments are presented to Parliament through the estimates process.

The details of changes that were made to departmental budgets for 2008-09 budgets at winter supplementary estimates (November 2008) can be found on the HM Treasury website using the following link:

http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/psr_pse_winter08_09.htm

A further update to 2008-09 departmental budgets will be provided at spring supplementary estimate, which will be published later this month. Allocations from the DEL Reserves for 2009-10 will be presented to Parliament through the estimates process during 2009-10. The main estimates for 2009-10 will be published following the Budget.