HC Deb 30 January 1957 vol 563 c168W
Mr. Wigg

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty when he proposes to present a Supplementary Estimate for the £17,000 cost of supplies and services provided to the French Navy recently engaged in Middle East operations, in view of the fact that the application of this sum has not yet been authorised by Parliament; and how he proposes to set off the refund from the French Government.

Mr. Soames

As the hon. Gentleman will be aware from the explanations in Navy Estimates, the Appropriation-in-Aid subheads make provision for receipts from sales of this nature and no special significance attaches to this transaction. The Supplementary Estimate for Navy Services generally which will shortly be presented will of course seek Parliamentary sanction for the appropriation of all extra receipts, including those arising from this particular service.

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