HC Deb 15 June 1994 vol 244 cc561-2W
Mr. Burns

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what changes are proposed to the Inland Revenue's cash and running costs limits for 1994–95.

Mr. Dorrell

Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary revised estimate, the cash limit for class XVII vote 5 will be reduced by £51,462,000 from £1,704,123,000 to £1,652,661,000 and the running costs limits will be increased by £25,738,000 to £1,714,655,000. The cash limit reduction allows for £362,000 to be transferred to the Lord Chancellor's Department—class IX, vote 1—in respect of the transfer of responsibility to that Department for the costs of the general commissioners of income tax. The balance of the cash limit reduction and the increase in the running costs limit arise from the outsourcing of some of the Department's information technology work to EDS Scicon Ltd. on 1 July 1994. This involves switching capital expenditure into running costs.

Back to