HC Deb 30 July 1982 vol 28 c836W
Mr. Joel Barnett

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, pursuant to his answer of 26 July, Official Report, c. 358, concerning the reasons for the high level of the Contingency Reserve for expenditure further ahead, if pay and movements are a great deal larger than estimated, he has in mind to use the Contingency Reserve to meet at least some of the differences.

Sir Geoffrey Howe

[pursuant to his reply, 29 July 1982]: This is certainly a possible approach.