HC Deb 29 October 1985 vol 84 cc415-6W
Mr. Hayward

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he plans any changes in cash limits; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Jopling

Yes. The cash limit for class III vote 4 (other agricultural and food services and support for the fishing industry) is being reduced by £343,000 from £145,676,000 to £145,333,000. The change is made up as followsa decrease of £903,000 because the increased cash limit provision arising from the carry forward of capital expenditure under the end year flexibility scheme announced by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury on 18 July 1985 is no longer required. an increase on this cash limit of £560,000 subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimate to provide for additional expenditure on payments to producers in England discontinuingmilk production. The increase will be offset by savings on such payments in Wales and there will therefore be no net addition to the planning total of public expenditure. The cash limit on class XVI vote 5 (agricultural services, support for the fishing industry, regional and industrial development, Wales) is being reduced by £560,000 from £47,170,000 to £46,610,000.

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