§ Mr. Ron Davies
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the percentage change in(a) real terms and (b) cash terms in his Department's budget from 1992–93 to 1993–94.
§ Mr. Lang
[holding answer 3 February 1993]: The planned 1993–94 expenditure budget for the Departments within my responsibility but excluding the Forestry Commission is 5.0 per cent. in real terms and 7.9 per cent. in cash terms more than planned 1992–93 expenditure as amended by classification changes. After allowing for additional responsibilities of my Departments in care in the community and higher education, the increases are 2.7 per cent. in real terms and 5.6 per cent. in cash terms.