HC Deb 04 March 1983 vol 38 c268W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what interim arrangements have been made for the funding of the purchase of strategic minerals for the stockpile referred to in the Supplementary Estimate for the Regional and Selective Assistance Vote (Class IV, Vote I) published on 2 March, pending the approval of the Estimate.

Mr. MacGregor

The necessary expenditure will be met by repayable advances from the Contingencies Fund.