§ Mr. Heathcoat-Amory
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether any changes will be made to cash limits for his Department.
§ Mr. Newton
Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimate, the cash limit for class XIV, vote 3 (Miscellaneous Health Services and Personal Social Services, England) will be increased by £2,500,000 (from £399,664,000 to £402,164,000), to reflect the increased allocation to the Public Health Laboratory Service Board announced on 15 May, and the cash limit for class XIV, vote 1 (Hospital and Community Health Services) will be reduced by £1 million to £10,339,618,000. Since the non-cash limited class XIV, vote 2 (Family Practitioner and Other Services (England)) now requires £1,500,000 less than was earlier estimated, there is no net change in the public expenditure planning total.