§ Mr. Hooson
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on the reductions in his Department's cash limits for 1983–84 following the Chancellor's public expenditure statement of 7 July; and how he intends to distribute the reduction between the various programmes for which he is responsible.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
The reductions in the cash limits for 1983–84 for my Department and their distribution between the various programmes are as follows:
Proposed reduction £000 Class XVI, 1 Tourism 108 Housing 9 Other environmental services 29 Education 272 Health and personal social services *6,620 Civil defence 1 Total 7,039 Class XVI, 4 Contribution to DEm toward Grant in-Aid paid to MSC 1,193 Class XVI, 5 Agriculture 16 Industry 3,721 3,737 Class XVI, 7 Welsh Office administration 283
Proposed reduction £000 Non-voted Cash Limit Housing Corporation 300 Cwmbran Development Corporation 611 Total 911 * Takes account of off-set from reduced drugs bill.
The external financing limit of the Welsh water authority will be reduced by £220,000.