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Contingencies Fund

Volume 587: debated on Thursday 6 November 2014

The Ministry of Justice requires an advance of £900,000 from the Contingencies Fund in 2014-15 to meet the requirement for a temporary Exchequer grant in accordance with Article 11 of the royal charter on self-regulation of the press.

The Department intends to rely on the Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Act. Accordingly, additional resources of £900,000 will be sought in a supplementary estimate for the Ministry of Justice. In the meantime, the temporary Exchequer grant will be met by repayable advances from the contingencies fund.