Power of the Department of Finance to borrow

2.—(1) Subject to subsection (2), the Department of Finance may borrow on the credit of the sum specified in section 1 any sum or sums not exceeding in the whole £3,993,184,000.

(2) Any money so borrowed shall be repaid, with any interest due thereon, out of the Consolidated Fund not later than 31st March 2017.