§ Mr. Channon
The Government will be making a contribution of £250,000 to the King's Cross disaster fund. I hope that the Government's example will encourage others to join in helping the bereaved and those who suffered in this dreadful accident. Neither the fund nor my donation to it will affect claims for compensation.
Parliamentary approval for this payment will be sought in a Supplementary Supply Estimate for the Transport Services and Central Administration Vote. Pending that approval, the £250,000 donation will be met by an advance from the Contingencies Fund. As savings have occurred in class VIII, vote 2, there will be no increase in the public expenditure planning total.