HC Deb 28 July 1983 vol 46 cc580-1W
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
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
Class XVI, 7
Welsh Office administration 283

Proposed reduction
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.