HC Deb 04 June 1992 vol 208 cc635-6W
Mr. Brazier

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he can announce any changes to the class I limits and running costs limit for 1992–1993.

Mr. Rifkind

Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary summer supplementary estimates, the following changes will be made:—

Class I cash limits
Vote Current cash limit Change Revised cash limit
1 10,576,703 + 89,454 10,666,157
2 9,593,000 - 202,397 9,390,603
3 1,933,308 - 34,432 1,898,876
4 1,577,000 + 151,873 1,728,873
5 559,789 + 4,784 555,005

These changes decrease the block defence cash limit slightly by £286,000 from £24,239,800,000 to £24,239,514,000. They reflect the finalisation of the internal costing process and the net effect of transfers between the Ministry of Defence and other Government Departments. As was explained in paragraph 7 of the "Introduction to the Class I Estimates" booklet—HC 237—I—presented on 10 March 1992, because of the major changes resulting from the implementation of the new management strategy, the original estimates could not be constructed in the normal way.

The running costs limit is unchanged.