My Rt Hon. Friend, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (Michael Gove) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement:
The Cabinet Office has sought a repayable cash advance from the Contingencies Fund of £270,100,000.
The requirement has arisen due to increased costs relating to urgent expenditure, including that relating to the COVID-19 response.
Parliamentary approval for additional resources of £107,100,000 and £163,000,000 of capital has been sought in a Main Estimate for the Cabinet Office. Pending that approval, urgent expenditure estimated at £270,100,000 will be met by repayable cash advances from the Contingencies Fund.
This statement has also been made in the House of Commons: