HC Deb 17 March 1987 vol 112 cc446-7W
Mr. Pawsey

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will provide details of the cash limits set for 1987–88.

Mr. MacGregor

The cash limits on expenditure to be voted in Estimates are listed in the appendix of the "Summary and Guide to 1987–88 Supply Estimates" (Cm. 94), rounded to the nearest £1 million, and are shown precisely in the relevant booklets of Supply Estimates. The cash limits on local authority capital spending and other expenditure which is not voted are given in the table.

Cash block Department Description of expenditure Cash limit £ million
DOE/UA1 Department of the Environment External financing requirements of urban development corporations, and capital expenditure by local authorities and other bodies on the urban programme, the derelict land reclamation programme and other expenditure (including some inner cities initiatives) 403.4
HO/LA1 Home Office Local authority public expenditure for capital projects on magistrates courts, probation and police service 131.2
HO/MP1 Home Office Home Office expenditure by the Metropolitan police on manpower, pay, pensions, premises, transport and other running costs 929.1
NID1 Northern Ireland Departments Services broadly analogous to Great Britain services covered by cash limits but including family practitioner services 2,425.9
SO/LA1 Scottish Office Capital expenditure in Scotland by local authorities on roads and transport, water and sewerage, general services, urban programme, police and social work, schools, further education, teacher training, and arts and libraries 432.6
SO/LA2 Scottish Office Capital expenditure in Scotland on housing by local authorities, new towns, and the Scottish Special Housing Association; on schemes financed by the Housing Corporation and commercial investment by new towns 567.6
WO/LA1 Welsh Office Capital expenditure in Wales by local authorities, new towns and the Housing Corporation on roads and transport, housing, schools, further education and teacher training, personal social services, and other environmental services, and capital expenditure by the Land Authority for Wales 365.0
Total 8,717.3
1 All cash limits are net of receipts; receipts on this cash limit are expected to exceed capital expenditure in 1987–88, hence the negative limit.

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