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Foods Standards Agency: Contingencies Fund Cash Advance

Volume 655: debated on Monday 25 February 2019

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is seeking an advance from the Contingencies Fund to meet its cash funding obligations relating to preparation work for EU exit. This work has been ongoing throughout this financial year to ensure day one readiness ensuring food safety, supply and security.

Parliamentary approval for additional resources of £11,000,000 and capital of £3,000,000 will be sought in a supplementary estimate for the Food Standards Agency. Pending that approval, urgent expenditure estimated at £10,000,000 will be met by repayable cash advances from the Contingencies Fund.

The advance will be repaid upon Royal Assent of the Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Bill.