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Financial Provisions (Northern Ireland) Order 1998


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Advances out of Consolidated Fund for civil contingencies

6.—(1) The Department may make advances from the Consolidated Fund—

(a)in respect of urgent services in anticipation of the provision made or to be made out of moneys appropriated by Measure becoming available;

(b)in anticipation of the realisation of receipts in connection with any services for which provision is so made or to be made; or

(c)to any department of the Government of Northern Ireland for the provision of working cash balances in connection with any services.

(2) The sums issued out of the Consolidated Fund under paragraph (1) and remaining unrepaid to the Consolidated Fund at any time shall not exceed an amount equal to 2 per cent. of the authorised supply expenditure for the previous financial year.

(3) In paragraph (2) “authorised supply expenditure” means, in relation to any financial year, the total of the sums which Measures enacted before the end of that year have authorised the Department to issue out of the Consolidated Fund and apply towards making good the supply granted to Her Majesty for the service of that year.

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