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Contingencies Fund Advance

Volume 688: debated on Thursday 28 January 2021

The Cabinet Office has sought a repayable cash advance from the Contingencies Fund of £429,000,000.

The requirement has arisen due to increased costs relating to urgent expenditure, including that relating to the covid-19 response.

Parliamentary approval for additional resources of £429,000,000 will be sought in the supplementary estimate for the Cabinet Office. Pending that approval, urgent expenditure estimated at £429,000,000 will be met by repayable cash advances from the Contingencies Fund.