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On both occasions Fred had felt confident that he should meet the bill himself, having ample funds at disposal in his own hopefulness.
It is pertinent to mention that the central bank's foreign exchange reserves had fallen to their lowest levels in four years reaching $7.5 billion, which could not meet the bill of two months' imports.
The central bank foreign exchange reserves had fallen to their lowest levels in four years reaching $7.5bn, which could not meet the bill of two months' imports, the report said.
She said: "The cumulative cost of the Beast from the East is now emerging, and the Welsh Government needs to come good on its promise to help local authorities and other public bodies to meet the bill.
Council chiefs are considering a hotel tax on visitors the first in the UK to help meet the bill. Manchester was the last English host for the games in 2002.
He said that PS750 had already been raised to help pay for the accommodation expenses and an evening meal for 25 town criers from all around the country, but more money was needed to meet the bill.
Taxpayers will fear the extra strain on their purses and workers will worry their jobs may be axed to meet the bill.
Cardiff's end-of-year accounts shows the council used capital funds for future projects for pounds 5.4m to help meet the bill and used pounds 2.7m from the sale of land and insurance as well as pounds 1m from efficiencies.
Nearly three-quarters would also be prepared to sell their home to meet the bill. But only one in five young people were concerned their parents would have to spend cash they'd hoped to inherit.
When Tramp became ill and Ingleby Barwick vet Penny Copeland had to operate, Daniel contacted Churchill but was told the policy would not meet the bill.
The train operator is expected to pay pounds 1bn to the Government to run the flagship service, but there are fears it could mean ticket price rises and job cuts to meet the bill.
WORK-HORSES should be tough and good value - and few heavy-duty off-roaders meet the bill as well as the Sorento, writes PAUL MYLES.