§ Mr. Harvey
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how much he is contributing towards the £5.3 million savings announced by the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food in his statement of 28 November, Official Report, column 1033.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
A contribution of £1.85 million is being made by way of a reduction of the cash limit on class XVI, vote 5, from £46,610,000 to £44,760,000. This saving in reduced grant in aid to the Welsh Development Agency arises from a further increase in the level of anticipated receipts in the current financial year. A spring Supplementary Estimate will be sought for class XVI, vote 2, to cover expenditure in Wales on both the exceptional weather relief for farmers (£1,700,000) and the additional expenditure arising from the hill livestock compensatory allowance uprating.