§ Lord Brougham and Vaux
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether any changes are proposed in the cash limits for the Intervention Board Executive Agency.
§ The Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Baroness Trumpington)
Yes. Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimate, the cash limit for Class III, Vote 2 (administration) will be increased by £5,009,000 from £37,508,000 to £42,517,000. Within this limit running costs including VAT recovery will be increased by £1,257,000 from £22,091,000 to £23,348,000; capital will be increased by £586,000 of which £304,000 is in respect of end of year flexibility as announced by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury on 25th July 1990 (Official Report, cols. 235–238); agency services will be increased by £3,286,000, and appropriation-in-aid, excluding VAT recovery on running costs, will be increased by £120,000. These increases in administration costs reflect the substantial growth in CAP market support activity, primarily in respect of beef intervention, the initial costs of relocating part of the agency to Newcastle, and take up of the capital end year flexibility entitlement.