§ Mr. Stevens
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if there are any proposals to change t he 1990–91 cash limit or running costs limit for Ordnance Survey.
§ Mr. Heathcoat-Amory
Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary supplementary estimate, the cash limit for class VIII, vote 12 will be increased by £1,607,000 from £16,436,000 to £18,043,000. This reflects full take-up of the capital end-year flexibility entitlement announced by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury on 25 July. In addition, a presentational change is being made to the way that transactions relating to third party digitising arrangements are shown on the face of class VIII, vote 12. As a consequence the running costs limit for the Department will be increased by £247,000 from £56,946,000 to £57,193,000. The increase is within the forecast outturn for the planning total included in the Chancellor's autumn statement.