§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
Yes. The cash limit on class XVII, vote 2, is being reduced by £1,452,000 to £44,048,000. This reduction largely arises from a lower requirement for public dividend capital by the Welsh Development Agency.
Also, the cash limit on class XVII, vote 5, is being reduced by £5,660,000 to £180,602,000. This reduction largely reflects the fact that spending on the trunk road programme has fallen below provision, mainly on account of a lower rate of spend than forecast on schemes under construction.
These savings are being used to offset in part the increased expenditure arising from winter supplementary increases in class XVII, votes 3 and 6, and winter and spring supplementary increases in class XVII, votes 1 and 7.