§ Mr. Greenway
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the outturn figure for 1982–83 on the Royal Palaces and Parks etc. Vote (Vote VIII.4).
§ Mr. Patrick Jenkin
Whilst the outturn figures are still subject to scrutiny, it appears that the net expenditure on Vote VIII.4 was £51,504,368 against a cash limit of £51,315,000. An overspend of some £190,000, — 0.4 per cent. of the Vote—as shown in the cash limits 1983 provisional outturn White Paper— Cmnd. 8987 — has therefore occurred. The cash limit on the Vote is a net figure after allowing for receipts from a number of sources, particularly facilities in the parks and admission fees at ancient monuments, which are appropriated-in-aid. The excess Vote occurred because income from these sources was less than anticipated. When the final outturn figures for 1982–83 are determined the 1983–84 cash limit on Vote VIII.4 will be reduced by a sum equal to the overspend.