HC Deb 11 February 1986 vol 91 c424W
Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he proposes to make any changes to the cash limits for the financial year 1985–86 for the Northern Ireland Office.

Mr. Tom King

Subject to Parliamentary approval to the necessary Supplementary Estimate the cash limit for the Northern Ireland Office law, order, protective and miscellaneous services vote—class XVII, vote 1—for 1985–86 is being increased by £2,500,000 from £434,682,000 to £437,182,000 to meet additional expenditure arising from a higher level of police overtime activity and increased costs associated with recent political developments in Northern Ireland. The increase is being met from the reserve and therefore does not add to the total of public expenditure.