§ Mr. Gwilym Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether he will announce an increase in his cash limits to take account of the pay settlements following the recommendations of the National Health Service review bodies.
§ Mr. Grist
Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimates. the cash limit for class XVII, vote 8 (Hospital and Community Health Services, etc., Wales) will be increased by £17,730,000 from £699,106,000 to £716,836,000 and that for class XVII, vote 5 (Tourism, roads and transport, housing, other environmental services (including civil defence), education4W and science, arts and libraries, and health and personal social services, Wales) by £270,000 from £214,298,000 to £214,568,000. These increases should enable services to continue to be delivered and developed as planned and follows the decision to implement, from 1 April 1987, the recommendations of the review bodies in respect of doctors, dentists, nurses, midwives and professions allied to medicine, as announced by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on 23 April 1987.
These increases will be charged to the reserve and therefore do not add to the public expenditure planning total.