HC Deb 24 January 1986 vol 90 c319W
Mr. Roger King

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether any changes are proposed in the cash limit for Her Majesty's Customs and Excise.

Mr. Brooke

Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary supplementary estimate, the cash limit for class XIII, vote 5 will be increased by £1,750,000 from £355,082, 000 to £356,832,000 to cover the cost of increased operations in particular with regard to the prevention of drug smuggling, a shortfall in fees received from traders for out-of-hours Customs attendance, and payments made in lieu of interest, on payments to certain traders of overpaid VAT following legal decisions on direct selling. Of this increase, £1,050,000 is classified as public expenditure. This will be charged to the Reserve and will not therefore add to the planning total of public expenditure.