§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he proposes to make any changes to his Department's cash limits in the current year.
§ Mr. Younger
Yes. Two cash limits on Class XV are being reduced by the amounts shown in the table. Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimates, the saving of £1.5 million on Class XV, Vote 2 (Agricultural Services and Fisheries) will be used to offset additional expenditure of £5.524 million on agricultural support schemes, which falls on Class XV, Vote 1; and the saving of £1.107 million on Class XV, Vote 14 (prisons, hospitals and community health services) will be used to offset additional expenditure of the same amount on the family practitioner services in Scotland, which falls on Class XV, Vote 20.
£'000 Vote Existing cash limit Reduction Revised cash limit XV, 2 62,008 1,500 60,508 XV, 14 1,452,569 1,107 1,451,462