HC Deb 11 May 1995 vol 259 c551W
Mr. Sykes

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what arrangements have been made for the funding within the defence budget for the national commemorations of the 50th anniversary of both VE day and VJ day. [24051]

Mr. Soames

Parliamentary approval for this new service is being sought in the 1995–96 supply estimates for defence: operational and support costs—class I, vote 1. Pending that approval, urgent expenditure of £5,800,000 will be met by a repayable advance from the Contingencies Fund.