HC Deb 16 June 1992 vol 209 cc447-8W
Mrs. Roe

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he has any further changes to announce his Department's cash limits for 1992–93.

Mr. Howard

[pursuant to his answer, 4 June 1992, c. 608]: In addition, subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary supplementary estimate the DOE/UA non-voted cash limit will be increased by £159,492,000 from £829,603,000 to £989,095,000. This includes £22,992,000 transferred from the Department of Trade and Industry for inner cities task forces' projects.

It also includes an increase in grant in aid of £49,300,000 to the London Docklands development corporation for the eastern extension of the docklands light railway and capital expenditure relating to the railway.

Also, £81,800,000 is transferred from the Department of Transport to enable the corporation to take over operational responsibilities for the railway.

A net figure of a further £5,400,000 is required for setting up the Birmingham development corporation, progressing the Bristol spine road, supporting the Manchester Olympic bid committee's preparation of the bid for the 2000 Olympics and transferring inner cities research to the Department's housing vote.

All these changes are either claims on the reserve or are offset elsewhere and will not therefore add to the planned total of public expenditure.