HC Deb 26 June 1987 vol 118 cc6-7W
Dr. Twinn

asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether any changes will be made to his Department's cash limits for 1987–88.

Mr. Fowler

The cash limits on class VII, vote 1 will be reduced by £3,125,000 from £1,397,636,000 to £1,394,511,000 and the cash limit on class VII, vote 5 will be reduced by £6 million from £1,992,128,000 to £1,986,128,000 to enable a transfer of £9,125,000 to be made to the Department of Trade and Industry (class V, vote 2) to fund expenditure by that Department in 1987–88 on the inner cities initiative and city action teams. This increase will be subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimate. My Department's remaining provision for those programmes will be transferred to the DTI in Winter Supplementary Estimates.

No net increase to public expenditure results from these changes.