HC Deb 27 April 1988 vol 132 c173W
Mr. Page

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what additional expenditure is expected in 1988–89 in connection with the sale of shares in Rolls-Royce.

Mr. Atkins

Residual expenditure is expected in 1988–89, mainly due to a delay in the payment of stamp duty to the Inland Revenue. Parliamentary approval for this expenditure will be sought in a Supply Estimate of class V, vote 9. Pending that approval, urgent expenditure estimated at £2,500,000 will be met by repayable advances from the contingencies fund.