HC Deb 30 July 1976 vol 916 cc472-3W
Mr. Nott

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will list and quantify as far as possible the outstanding claims on the contingency reserve in the current year; and whether there are any claims on the contingency reserve in 1977–78.

Mr. Joel Barnett,

pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 29th July 1976],gave the following information:

So far as 1977–78 is concerned, the tables published on 22nd July—[Vol. 915, c. 2033–36]—showed the reduction in the contingency reserve up to that date and listed announced changes. It is not possible to say whether future changes in programmes for 1976–77 and 1977–78 would be charged to the contingency reserve or dealt with in some other way.

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