HC Deb 06 March 1986 vol 93 c262W
Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give revised cash limits for 1985–86 which take account of the decision by some Departments not to seek supplementary provision to cover the carry-forward allowed under the end-year flexibility schemes.

Mr. MacGregor

Under the end-year flexibility schemes announced in 1983, some 38 1985–86 cash limits were increased to allow for the carry-forward of underspend in 1984–85. In the case of four voted cash limits, the relevant Departments have not sought parliamentary approval for the extra provision in a Supplementary Estimate. In addition, one non-voted local authority capital cash limit does not now qualify in full for the earlier increase following later outturn information. To keep the control figures in line with provision, the cash limits are accordingly being reduced; a list is shown in the following table.

Mr. Brooke

Since April 1985 my colleagues and I have received some 370 representations about the value added tax burden on charities. These have been carefully considered but I cannot anticipate my right hon. Friend's Budget statement.

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