§ Mr. Bellingham
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether any changes will be made to the cash-limited Votes for his Department.
§ Mr. Newton
Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimate, the cash limit for Class XII, Vote 5, will be increased by £9,241,000 from £762,393, 000 to £771,634,000. The increase reflects the costs of additional staff partly offset by savings on other items of expenditure.
Taking account also of costs which fall on the national insurance fund, the overall increase in public expenditure will be £14,161,000, which will be charged to the Reserve and so will not add to the planning total of public expenditure.