HC Deb 24 February 1987 vol 111 c200W
Mr. Squire

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he proposes to make any changes to the cash limit for class X, vote 9 Department of the Environment, sales of shares in the water services public limited companies.

Mr. Ridley

The cash limit for Class X, Vote 9 for 1986–87 will be reduced by £1,000,000 from £2,500,000 to £1,500,000. This decrease reflects the revised timetable for water authority privatisation which I announced to the House on 3 July 1986 at columns 1261–70. The saving will be surrendered as a reduction in public expenditure.